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Spring Musical: Seussical Jr.

We are delighted to announce that Hillcrest will be having a Spring musical for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Rehearsal will be after school in March and April with performances on May 17th and 18th.

Registration forms went home with students on Friday, February 23rd. If you have a 3rd, 4th or 5th grader wanting to participate, please ask them about the form. If they don't have one, please check with Jane in our Office.

Our director for the production will be Nikki Abramson. Nikki is an educator, teaching artist, actor, director, and choreographer. She holds a masters in K12 education, elementary education, and focuses on youth theatre. Her thesis was about incorporating theatre in 21st century skills and in the classroom. She has extensive teaching experiences in various theatre companies including Upstream Arts and Stage Coach/Stage Time. Her passion is directing students to learn in their best capacity. She has directed Seussical Jr. with Stage Time and is looking forward to taking this to Hillcrest Elementary.

Here's a little about Seussical Jr. (The Musical):

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

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