Grove City College student-actors will provide kids and
adults with adventure, enchantment and dancing in a fun-filled performance of
“Seussical the Musical,” in this year’s presentation of Dr. Hilda Adam Kring
Children’s Theatre April 17-20, in Ketler Auditorium of the Pew Fine Arts
Center on campus.
Performances are at 7 p.m. April 17, 18 and 19, and 11 a.m.
April 20. Admission is free and no tickets are required; guests are encouraged
to arrive early to ensure seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each
The performers in the play include Troy Beaudry ’14 as the
Cat in the Hat, Ethan Mitchell ’15 as Jojo, Jon Warren ’15 as Horton the
Elephant, Emma Sibilla ’15 as Gertrude McFuzz and Megan Walling ’14 as Mazie la
Bird. The show is directed by student Joel Richardson ’13 and faculty Director
Betsy Craig ’77, professor of English and theatre at the College.
The show is a musical by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens
based on various books by Dr. Seuss. The musical twists several stories by Seuss.
The Cat in the Hat acts as the narrator to the story, and along the way, we
meet Horton the Elephant and a young Who named Jojo, among other characters.
This is a show that is fun for the whole family.
Dr. Hilda Adam Kring Children’s Theatre is one of the
largest Grove City College productions and is almost entirely student-run, from
the directors to the costume and set designers. Each year, it attracts
thousands of audience members and provides a unique opportunity for Grove City
College students to stretch their theatrical talents. Founded by Kring nearly
40 years ago as an outreach theatre program for local public schools,
Children’s Theatre has since significantly increased its focus to a number of
surrounding schools. It was named in her honor in October 2001; Kring died in
January 2002. The program is under the advisement of Professor Betsy (Boak ’77)