Working on Seussical the Musical was some of the best memories our family has had, partly because of the fun, excitement, and delight involved in the show itself, but actually much more from the friendship, deep comraderie, and love that we share with our Fine Linen Drama Family. This year's cast involved 62 on stage (and lots more behind the scenes.)
Seussical is a delightful compilation of 17 of Dr. Seuss's best books into a compelling plot with wonderful music. We follow Horton the Elephant as he saves the Whos , Hatches an Egg, and finally notices Gertrude McFuzz.
We were blessed with an 18 piece orchestra of the most talented people in Rolla! (directed by the exceptionally handsome Keith Nisbett.)
And we were all thrilled and extremely thankful to have John rejoin the Wickersham brothers on stage after his three week experience in the hospital following two collapsed lungs (more on that later.) The Wickershams are the cool Jungle monkeys who steal the clover sheltering the "Whos" from Horton the Elephant.
L to R: John Nisbett, Benjamin Wegner (Benjamin will be appearing at the Muny this summer in Singing in the Rain!), Adam Nisbett, and Justin Mosher.
Mayzie LaBird with the Bird Girls:
L to R -- Kelsey Quittschreiber, Rebecca Grow, Kayla Brown, Jenna Light (as Mayzie), Megan Riefer, and Tess Hamacher