BWW News Desk
When Horton the Elephant hears a very soft noise, he discovers a planet full of tiny girls and boys. On a small speck of dust is a planet called Who, lives a young child named JoJo who is feeling quite blue. But when Horton meets JoJo, oh the things they can think! They'll save all of Whoville as fast as a blink.
Wolf Performing Arts Center (Wolf PAC), a nonprofit located in Bryn Mawr, will present Suessical at St. Joseph's Bluett Theater June 15-17. This cast features 42 middle and high school students from 17 different schools across the Greater Philadelphia Area.
"An elephant protecting a planet that lives on a dust speck is silly and wild, to be sure, but at its core this story is about standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. We try to do that as people, on big and small levels," said Director Janine Merolla.
Merolla has been directing the cast along with local professional teaching artists Dave Snyder, music director, and Zachary Chiero, choreographer. Every rehearsal, the directors encourage the cast to truly feel the message behind the story.
"Dr. Seuss' books are so beloved to readers everywhere because of the way he connects his zany, colorful world to our world today," said Merolla. "Horton's motto of "A person's a person, no matter how small," is also a Wolf PAC motto. No matter who you are, you should feel that you belong. And if you don't, we, as fellow human beings, need to be Horton and stand beside you until you feel heard."
Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://wolfperformingartscenter.secure.force.com/ticket