The magic of Dr. Seuss is coming to Iola this weekend.
A talented cast of students have been busy practicing songs and learning dance steps for ‘Seussical the Musical.’
Colorful costumes will help them bring the Dr. Seuss characters to life on March 7-9 in the Iola-Scandinavia High School auditorium.
The production is directed by Johnathan Turba and Chelsea Liesch. “Along the entire journey of this musical production, I never had a second guess about deciding to do this,” Turba said. “The students have been transformed along this journey, and it has been so much fun to see the joy and excitement bursting out of them as we approach opening night.”
“The amount of enthusiasm and support we have gotten for this show both from the cast and crew members, and others in the community has been incredible,” Liesch said. “I truly believe that the amount of excitement and joy that the students have brought to the picture has really spread to everyone around us and I am so glad to be a part of such a wonderful production.”
Set design is by Scott Wirtz-Olsen, costume and make-up by Becky Robillard, with prop creation and set-building finalizing by Chad Gagas and Peggy Wirtz-Olsen. Serving as pit orchestra/OrchExtra program sound engineer is Andrea Zinkgraf, a student teacher at ISHS from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The show times are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, March 9.
The Sunday matinee will be preceded by a Dr. Seuss-themed brunch as a fundraiser for future musicals. Food will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The tickets are $5 each, with assigned seating.
For reservations, visit the musical’s website at www.iola.k12.wi.us/faculty/turbaj/musical.cfm.
Ticket orders should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tickets can also be purchased at the I-S High School office.