April 16, 2009 in Washington Voices

Education notebook: ‘Seussical’ chronicles who’s who of Whos

By The Spokesman-Review

The advanced musical theatre class at Lewis and Clark will entertain one and all when they perform “Seussical the Musical,” April 30 through May 1 at 7 p.m.

The entertaining show includes storylines from more than 20 of Dr. Seuss’s works with music and songs by his most memorable characters, such as the Cat in the Hat, Horton, Thing 1, Thing 2, and more, while visiting the houses in Who-Ville and the Jungle of Nool.

Seussical follows the adventures of Horton, who hears voices coming from a speck of dust, which is the planet where the Whos live. The adventures and fun all lead to Horton’s insistence that “a person’s a person no matter how small!”

Enjoy the talents of the Lewis and Clark Theatre students, along with director/choreographer Greg Pschirrer in the Dr. Seuss classic. The Seussical cast includes: Sage Howard as the Cat in the Hat, Zach Wymore as Horton, Gabby Deede as Gertrude, Juanita Andersen as Mayzie, Haley BrinJones as the Sour Kangaroo, Maddy Weatherhead as Thing 1, and Rae Marks as Thing 2.

Tickets are $5 at the door.

For more information call (509) 354-6907.

Dinner raising funds for tuition

Have “A Night on the Town” with St. Patrick Catholic School.

The school will hold their 19th annual Benefit Dinner and Auction on April 25 to raise money for tuition assistance for Hillyard families currently attending or enrolling in school.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. The evening includes a silent auction, dinner at 7 p.m., and a live auction at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased online at www.stpatrickspokane.com, by calling (509) 487-2830, or at the door. Seating is limited.

Freeman students win state Knowledge Bowl

Six students at Freeman High School took the top prize at the recent Washington State Knowledge Bowl held at West Valley High School. The group had previously been named the 1A regional champions, which qualified them for the state competition.

The students had to complete a test with 50 written questions and then complete four preliminary oral rounds, said adviser John Hays. “The tests are ridiculously hard,” Hays said. “It’s kind of like Jeopardy.”

The team had to answer questions in a variety of subjects, including science, geography, math and history. There were 40 teams in the competition. In the finals, the team competed against students from Port Townsend, who had beaten them in the preliminary rounds. “We got a good start in the finals and ended up beating them 12 to 10,” Hays said. “It was a bit of a surprise. We were kind of an underdog to win it.”

The students on the team are Abby Vander Linden, John Peters, Daniel James, Anthony Emtman, Felicity Weathers and Ben Mega.

Rainey Coffin can be reached at 927-2166 or via e-mail at raineyc@spokesman.com

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