Belmont Elementary staged Seussical in late May and would make Broadway green with envy â€“ sell out crowds at each show.
The school stages a lavish musical every two years and just finished performing the show to more than 1,500 people over three days.
The school does the show every two years because it mounts such a big production. Sets fill about a third of the gym, towering up to the ceiling.
The school community helped construct sets, and with costumes and other elements of the elaborate show.
â€œWe just have an incredible community who did this,â€ commented teacher Jamie Thomas.
Having a two year window for each production also means the students â€“ those on stage, those in the choir and those in the crews â€“ are well rehearsed before the show and the result, at least in the May 28 production, was a standing ovation.
â€œThe amount of learning for the students and the staff in the school has been incredible,â€ said principal Calvin Leung.
The Cat in the Hat â€“ Jennifer Schwartz
Horton the Elephant â€“ Nico Gerussi
JoJo â€“ Zac Laird
Gertrude McFuzz â€“ Kayla Trapani
Mayzie La Bird â€“ Erin Bergeron
Mayor of Whoville â€“ Caleb Bowater
Mayorâ€™s Wife â€“ Maya Balzarini
Sour Kangaroo â€“ Breanna Nichols
General Schmarty-Pantz Schmitz â€“
Dress Rehearsal â€“ Rylie Kubilius
Wednesday Performances â€“ Alannah McCrory
Thursday Performances â€“ Daygan Olsson
Friday Performances – Rylie Kubilius
Thing 1 â€“ Dominique Ronse
Thing 2 â€“ Courtney Smith
Doctor Dake/Court Marshal/Judge â€“ Isla Hutton