King’s Ely Junior pupils wow families with production of Seussical the Musical

PUBLISHED: 09:47 16 March 2018

There were hoots of laughter and standing ovations when King�s Ely Junior students staged family favourite musical Seussical. Photo: Konrad Bartelski

There were hoots of laughter and standing ovations when King�s Ely Junior students staged family favourite musical Seussical. Photo: Konrad Bartelski

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Hundreds of people filled the Hayward Theatre at King’s Ely to watch junior students perform family-favourite musical Seussical.

There were hoots of laughter and standing ovations when King�s Ely Junior students staged family favourite musical Seussical. Photo: Konrad BartelskiThere were hoots of laughter and standing ovations when King�s Ely Junior students staged family favourite musical Seussical. Photo: Konrad Bartelski

Pupils in Years 5 to 8 starred in the all singing, all dancing show, which was directed by Nick Huntington, with musical direction by Neil Porter-Thaw and choreography by Natasha Hobbs.

Mr Huntington, director of drama and theatre at King’s Ely, said: “The standing ovations at the end of each performance showed just how much people were wowed.

There were hoots of laughter and standing ovations when King�s Ely Junior students staged family favourite musical Seussical. Photo: Konrad BartelskiThere were hoots of laughter and standing ovations when King�s Ely Junior students staged family favourite musical Seussical. Photo: Konrad Bartelski

“This show was a lot of work with over 40 students in the cast, over 80 in the crew and well over 100 hours of rehearsal time.

“Seussical is one of the most loved and performed school/college shows in America, and you can understand why.

There were hoots of laughter and standing ovations when King�s Ely Junior students staged family favourite musical Seussical. Photo: Konrad BartelskiThere were hoots of laughter and standing ovations when King�s Ely Junior students staged family favourite musical Seussical. Photo: Konrad Bartelski

“It’s totally feel good stuff, comprising of zany characters and catchy Broadway music.

“Our very talented cast and crew just happened to pull off one of the most ambitious productions to date with such brilliance and professionalism. I could not be prouder of them.”

There were hoots of laughter and standing ovations when King�s Ely Junior students staged family favourite musical Seussical. Photo: Konrad BartelskiThere were hoots of laughter and standing ovations when King�s Ely Junior students staged family favourite musical Seussical. Photo: Konrad Bartelski

The sold-out Dr. Seuss inspired production was performed on March 9 and 10.

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