St Joe’s production of ‘Seussical ‘ wows audiences

The transition year musical is an integral part of the Transition Year Programme in St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Castlebar and this year’s production of ‘Seussical’ did not disappoint.

Packed houses in The Breaffy Arena enjoyed a colourful, slick and energetic performance of a musical that is based on the works of the famous Dr. Seuss. Loveable characters, upbeat songs and colourful costumes transported the audience from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus and to the invisible World of the Whos.

The narrator, The Cat in the Hat, told the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's challenge is twofold – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Horton faces many tribulations but friendship, loyalty and belief in the goodness of people win the day.

St. Joseph’s school orchestra, composed of students from all year groups, provided the music for the production.

Congratulations to St. Joe’s music teacher, Ms Deirdre Lee, on a superb and memorable production. The show was directed by Ms. Donna Ruane and choreographed by Ms. Hazel Glynn.

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