Theater department's "Seussical Jr." pleases tall, small

By Bre Brown

A person's a person, no matter how small, and the same goes for actors, who can bring joy to all.

With the cast of the Laramie County Community College students and community members, all our favorite stories, both old and new, were brought to life in a story of "The Cat in the Hat," "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" and "Horton Hears a Who" for a fun-filled night.

From kids to adults, the cast worked hard to assemble a great production of "Seussical Jr." With the help of director and LCCC theater instructor, Dave Gaer, "Seussical Jr.," which as written by Lynn Andrews and produced by Laramie County Community College Theatre and the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players, brought great fun to all ages. From small elementary children, to senior citizens, the musical both created memories for young audience members and brought memories back for older audience members.

After being chosen specifically to include the youth of Cheyenne in theater, the musical was casted entirely with youth from the ages of 7 to those in their late 20s. The production ran for two October weekends at the Mary Godfrey Theatre in order to accommodate larger audiences.

The musical itself was not the only part of the night that captured the audience. The talented compositions of Stephen Flaherty brought the musical to a whole new level. The music was fun and entertaining and truly matched the feel of the night.

As entertaining and fun as it was, I wish some of the costumes had matched the tone a little better. The creativity was no doubt there.

However, I wish they had been a little more…Seussical, a little more fun and vibrant to match not only the characters but also the overall feel of the musical itself.

Overall, a great job production was put on by the LCCC theater department and the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players.

In conclusion, I meant what I said, and I said what I meant, I enjoyed this musical nearly 100 percent.