Top Bar

Gladwyne Elementary School


Gladwyne 3rd Graders take center stage in "Seussical the Musical"
Gladwyne 3rd Graders take center stage in "Seussical the Musical"

Third grade students at Gladwyne Elementary School recently took center stage during their presentations of Seussical the Musical in a series of three fun-filled performances for students, staff, family and friends.

Based on the works of children's author Dr. Seuss, Seussical the Musical takes the audience on a trip in to the world of the beloved children's author with a story featuring some his most famous characters like The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and JoJo. In the play, The Cat in the Hat guides viewers into The Jungle of Nool where we meet Horton, the kind-hearted elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whoville. He meets JoJo, a Who child sent to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton decides he must protect the speck of dust on a nearby clover, while at the same time protecting an abandoned egg left to his care by Lazy Mayzie la Bird. Horton tries to convince the other animals in The Jungle of the existence of the Whos, but he is ridiculed and put on trial for insanity. Only his loyal neighbor, Gertrude McFuzz, never loses faith in him. Eventually, the two fall in love. Seussical weaves a story of friendship, loyalty and love where, despite all odds, Horton and Gertrude band together to save the Whos, free Horton and restore peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool. The play also teaches viewers the power of being unique and the importance of fighting for your beliefs.