On Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, the Upper School put on a spectacular performance of “Seussical, the Musical”! With only six minutes that are not set to music, the show was quite an undertaking for the cast, crew, Music Director Anne Miller, and Show Director Jessica Carey.
From Ms. Carey: “March 2, 2012, our opening night, would have been Dr. Seuss’ 98th birthday. It is also “National Read Across America Day” in celebration of his life and the impact he had on many generations of children. I hope that our performance will inspire you to share these stories with the young people in your life and share the love of learning and the value of kindness with a new generation.”
Reviewed by The Washington Post and ShowBiz Radio by the Cappies Group, the musical was a smash hit!
Sixty-three Cappies from local area high schools such as Madiera, George Mason High School and Bishop Ireton attended last weekend’s Saturday performance of “Seussical, the Musical.” The Cappies is a National Critics and Awards Program which trains high school theater and journalism students as critics. These students attend and write reviews of local high school theatre productions which are then selected by a panel of judges to be published in local newspapers and national online news sites. After each show, attending Cappies select actors and production staff to receive “critic’s choice” distinctions. At the end of the season, nominees are selected from the critic’s choices and a winner is chosen based on votes at a formal Cappies Gala in June. Top award honorees from around the U.S. and Canada are invited to participate in the Cappies International Theater, which performs shows at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Oakcrest Cappies are Carolyn L., Bonnie N., Angel M., Amanda C., Kat O., Madeleine L., Emilie K., Maria K., and Laura C.
At the Saturday performance at Oakcrest, the visiting Cappies were greeted in a special reception room by an Oakcrest School Cappie Ambassador. Elaborate Dr. Seuss-themed refreshments, such as “poodles eating noodles” and “Green Eggs and Ham” quiche prepared by parent volunteers, gave the visiting critics a taste of Oakcrest’s creativity and hospitality. Thank you to all the families involved, especially Mr. and Mrs. Courtney, Mrs. Lucas (Cappies Ambassador), Mrs. Cermak and Mrs. and Mr. Knudsen.
Check out the five reviews on the Cappies website HERE.
Horton the Elephant, played by Sophie B.
Cat in the Hat, played by Dale D.
Jojo, played by Madeleine L., Mr. Mayor, played by Jamie R., and Mrs. Mayor, played by Madie K.
Gertrude McFuzz, played by Carolyn L.
Mayzie La Bird, played by Gianna R.
Sour Kangaroo, played by Angel M.
Bird Girls, played by Kathryn B., Andrea M., and Cathryn T.
Wickersham Brothers, played by Alexandra D., Roselyne M., and Kat O.
General Genghis Khan Schmitz, played by Ali G.
The Grinch, played by Helen C.
Vlad Vladikoff, played by Angélica-María M.
Yertle the Turtle, played by Maddie N.
Bonnie N. and Sophie F., playing Thing One and Thing Two.
Ensemble: Mary Beth B., Anna B., Laura C., Amanda C., Mary D., Andy E., Paula K., Emilie K., Carolina L., Catherine W.
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