Ready to take the stage


Fourth and fifth grade students from Coal City Intermediate School will take the stage this evening as they present “Seussical, Kids.” 


The musical features a 47 member cast taking on some of Dr. Seuss’s most beloved characters including Horton and The Cat in the Hat, and this show has four hat wearing cats narrating the story of Horton whose  challenge is not only to protect the Whos, but he’s left to guard an egg  left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Along the way audiences are introduced to JoJo, who often gets in trouble for thinking too many thinks and Gertrude McFuzz who remains true to her elephant friend, Horton. 


The show is being presented by the Coal City Theatre Department and is directed by Elaina Patten and her fellow Drama Club members. 


“Seussical, Kids,” is a show for the whole family and the curtain goes up at 7 p.m. tonight—May 17—in the Coal City Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 per person and available in advance at Any remaining seats will be available at the door—cash only. 


The cast is comprised of—Julian Carver, Timmy Wegner, Hannah Sinkular and Sylvia Leman, The Cat in the Hat; Collin Ness, Horton; Abigail Donney, JoJo; Aubree Dearth, Mayzie La Bird; Callie Lehnus, Gertrude McFuzz; Ryleigh Kargle, Sour Kangaroo; Kaysen VandeWerken, Baby Kangaroo; Jett Johnson, Mr. Mayor; Lily Harding, Mrs. Mayor; Ryan Housman, Wickersham 1; Brayden Brncich, Wickersham 2; Xavier Ramirez, Wickersham 3; Hunter Phillips, Wickersham 4’ Declan Allen, Wickersham 5; Lily Connor-Mikos, Bird Girl 1; Haven Coldwater, Bird Girl 2; Hazel D’Arcy, Bird Girl 3; Corey Childress, Yertyle the Turtle; Jackson Pruim, Marshal; Blake Bolyn, Vlad Vladikoff, and Izzy Muhlenbruch, Talk Show Host. 


In the roles of jungle citizens, birds, fish and Who families are Brinley Gigler, Kylee Looper, Reagan Jeschke, Lily Decker, Hailey Fisher, Lexi Henderson, Jake Benson, Reed Clements, Danny Matsko, Kennedy Suggs, Clare Haberzetle, Era Baki, Mortisha Rutherford, Gia Bianchetta, Zoiey Jones, Mackenna Cuddy, Allyson Lemmons, Reese Watson, Lilly Harney, Bailey Gabehart, Ariana Eaton, Nolan Ramirez and Skylar Crist.