Oakcrest School, an independent school for girls grades 6-12 in McLean, is showcasing its Upper School Show, Seussical, the Musical, in the G. Lloyd Bunting, Sr. Theatre at Oakcrest on
Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year, Oakcrest continues its tradition of promoting fine arts and creativity among its students and performing shows for the entire community, year after year. Oakcrest students are involved in the show as actresses, singers, dancers, set designers, lighting and sound crew, stage crew, and student mentors assisting with character development, dance captaining, and musical direction.
This show captures the spirit of imagination, while teaching lessons about the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community. Seussical, the Musical, is directed by Oakcrest theatre arts director, Jessica Erin Carey, and Oakcrest musical director, Anne Miller, with choreography by Kendra Slatt.
Seussical brings to life all of favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and Jojo, a little boy with a big imagination.
The story centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double-challenge: how can he protect his new friend, Jojo, and all the citizens of the tiny planet Who, while caring
for the egg of his irresponsible friend, Mayzie? Through changing seasons, being captured by the circus, and great danger, Horton must protect his friends and his egg because, after all: "A
Person’s a Person, No Matter How Small," Dr. Seuss said.
Tickets for Friday and Saturday night are $10 adult, $5 student. For the Saturday matinee only, there will be a Family Special Rate of $30 per family. Join the cast and crew for a talk-back after the Saturday matinee. Box office opens an hour before performances begin.
Oakcrest is located at 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101.
For more information about the school, contact the Admission Office at 703-790-5450.