So...this is what's consumed our time since mid-February: our musical production of Seussical the Musical. Since this winter, we've been working with 57 students in grades 6-12 nearly 9 hours a week; lately we've been putting in 13-15 hour days pulling together loose ends for the production.
It has been enjoyable and stressful all the same time. Nate is the lead director and has devoted most of his time towards the show; he is so dedicated and wants nothing more than the kids to be successful and have a great time doing it. I came along in March to help with staging, costumes, set...the nitty-gritty of the show.
It's hard to believe that it's opening week already! Today our students ran the show in front of an audience of about 150 K-5 students from three different schools here in town. They LOVED it. Our Cat in the Hat did a fantastic job involving the kids. As I sat in the back and took notes, I choked up quite a few times out of pride for what these kids have accomplished.
Today our local news station, KNOP News, came out to interview a few students and take some video footage (all lined up by our Cat in the Hat; a 12th grader). The newsclip was on tonight---check it out below:
Show times this week are 7:00 on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the door. It's a great family friendly show that teaches the importance of individuality and imagination--so bring out the entire family to the OHS Lecture Hall to see Seussical the Musical!