Amityville Actors Tell Seuss Stories Through Song

Amityville Actors Tell Seuss Stories Through Song photo

The characters from more than a dozen Dr. Seuss books came alive on the Amityville Memorial High School stage as the Drama Club hosted its spring musical, “Seussical,” with four performances from March 23-25.

The show featured 35 students from the high school, Edmund W. Miles Middle School and Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School, along with two alumni. It was based upon the works of the renowned children’s author, and followed the adventures of Horton and Jojo as they traveled through the Jungle of Nool and Who-ville, as the Cat in the Hat narrated.

Lead actors included senior Shival Sohan as the Cat in the Hat, sixth-grader Ayden Carton as Jojo, fifth-graders Arianna and Brianna Cuevas as Thing 1 and Thing 2, senior Jacob Marrero as Horton the Elephant, freshman Colleen Compitello as Gertrude McFuzz, sophomore Trinity Tobin as Mayzie LaBird, sophomore Alexa Victor as General Gengus Khan Schmitz and freshman Alexander Diaz as the leader of the Wickersham Brothers.

Shaakirah Nazim-Harris played Sour Kangaroo, Tiffany Asbell was Young Kangaroo and Daniel Lutz and Imagine Halyard starred as Mr. and Mrs. Mayor. There was also Amber Palmer as Yurtle the Turtle, Johnatan Blanchard as the Grinch, Kyra Lee as the Lorax and DeAsia McCorvey as Vlad Vladikoff. 

The show was directed by Melissa Asbell and Megan Ashe, and the pit orchestra director was Jolene Maccarone.