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PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH The full cast of 60 appears on stage at the beginning of the musical PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH The full cast of 60 appears on stage at the beginning of the musical "Seussical," presented last week at St. Thomas More School auditorium to sing a sardonic song, "He Thinks He Can Think," about the "Cat in the Hat."
Lead characters Sofia Groves as Jo-Jo, and Nick Nelson as the Cat in the Hat play a whimsical scene in Lead characters Sofia Groves as Jo-Jo, and Nick Nelson as the Cat in the Hat play a whimsical scene in "Seussical" in which Jo-Jo, who has a vivid imagination, fancies the bathtub is McElligot's Pool, inhabited by many wonderful creatures.
John Monahan plays the role of Horton the Elephant in last week's St. Thomas More Summer Theater presentation of the musical John Monahan plays the role of Horton the Elephant in last week's St. Thomas More Summer Theater presentation of the musical "Seussical."
An intricate dance in the musical An intricate dance in the musical "Seussical," features actors, left to right: Dr. Maryann Hartzell-Sado as Mayzie; Sarah Rander and Hannah Schutzler as Citizens of the Jungle; Sofia Groves as Jo-Jo; Nick Nelson as the Cat in the Hat; John Monahan, as Horton, the elephant; and Crystal Husser as Gertrude.

ST. THOMAS MORE Summer Theater Magic presents musical based on Dr. Seuss books

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Some 60 local actors and an orchestra of professional musicians from throughout the Lehigh Valley presented the whimsical musical "Seussical" last week under the auspices of the St. Thomas More Summer Theater Magic group.

The production began Aug. 15 at the St. Thomas More School auditorium, continued Aug. 16 and 17 and closed with a performance Aug. 18. "Seussical" is a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the books of Dr. Seuss. It first debuted on Broadway in 2000. The play's story is a rather complex amalgamation of many of Seuss's most famous books and draws heavily on Horton Hears a Who, which centers on Horton the Elephant's efforts to protect the people of Whoville, who live on a tiny speck of dust.

The popular overture "He Thinks He Can Think" which plays on "The Cat in the Hat," featured the entire cast of 60 area actors, children and adults.

Proceeds from the production will benefit the Cay Galgon Center of Mary's Shelter, of Reading, a housing and social services organization for pregnant young women.