Hinesburg play to bring Dr. Suess' world to life

Many familiar Seuss characters appear in the play.

Henson said a unique thing about the school-version of the musical is that either a boy or girl can play the Cat in the Hat and other Seuss characters.

Forty Hinesburg students will appear in the musical. The production includes volunteers from the community who are involved with building sets, creating costumes, and building props. Students from Champlain Valley Union High School add support as members of the lighting and technical crews. (The community school crew borrowed the stage lights for "Seussical" from CVU.)

School plays, especially at the HCS, are not just for parents. The public at large is invited and encouraged to attend. Residents can both enjoy a funny show and support the school's activities programs by purchasing a ticket. It's wholesome entertainment suitable for the entire family.

"Typically, our spring musical sells out both shows of 300 seats," Henson said. "The production also boasts a live pit of community musicians who began practicing last week. Tom Stamp is the director and Jessica Raymond, HCS music teacher, is the musical director, and HCS student Jeannine Bissonette helped design our poster."

So, save the dates April 3-4 for "Seussical." The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. Attendees can buy tickets at the door or purchase them in advance at either the school or Hinesburg Town Hall.

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