THE CAST OF SEUSSIFIED Christmas Carol is pictured. First row, l-r, Katelynn Hunt, Addison Durrance, Aubrey Whigham, Nicholas Carrillo, Izzy Wells and Chloe Cranford; second row, Eden Singletary, Jane Waver Willis, A’Lyrix Jackson, Christianna Esslinger, Lilly Chaplin, Sarah Roland, A’Lexis Jackson, JJ Carrillo and Skyler Williams; third row, Nirvana Muilford, Alyssa Edwards, Brooke Evans, Lily Carrillo, Ace Womble, Camron Williams, Charnelle Morgan, Breahna Williams, Gianna Goosby, Jenna Marie Melvin, Kaprice Williams, Shyenne Dozier and Katelyn Johnson; fourth row, Stephen Hicks, Beyonce Morris, Layla Whitaker, Maci Dawson, Colin Moore, Kyra Merritt, NyLivia Corker, Jamonica Green, Mark Russo, Keya Hunter, Keyshawn Mitchell and Kennedi Smart.
A Christmas classic has been given the Dr. Seuss treatment for Washington Shiver Drama Club’s holiday play, ‘A Seussified Christmas Carol.” The play is based on Charles Dickens’ beloved story, but performed as a comedy in rhyming couplets. “With zoot-fruited juices and a binka bird goose, from Bed-Headed Fred to Little Cindy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is sure to put even the biggest Scrooge into the Christmas spirit,” states show information.
Mrs. Austin Harrell, director of the play, says, “Between the hard work of our actors and actresses and the talent of our set designers, we could not be prouder to present this show to the public. I guarantee that audience members will be transported to a magical Christmas Seuss-World through this show, and leave with a huge smile on their face and the Christmas spirit in their hearts.”
The drama club is putting on just one public performance, on Thursday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., at the Cairo High School Auditorium. Ticket prices are $4 for adults and $2 for children at the door.
In addition to Harrell, other adult leaders of the show are Joshua Moore, music director, Pat Orr, executive producer and Kimsey Hodge, producer.
Special guest appearances will be made by the Off Broadstreet Centre for the Dance Arts theatre arts class: Isabella Bass, Emily Cason, Alijah Wilson, Kayleigh Hester, Malakhi Dollar, Khloe Myers, Kate Thedford, Alyssa Flowers, Ellie Harrison, Chloe Maddox, Mya Coleman, Cabry Dollar, Madison Wilson, Allie Lockman and Mackenzie Coleman.
Members of the crew working behind the scenes are Amberlin Pipkin, Anna Rinker, Truett Hendrix, Aaron Hudson, Corrine Carrillo, Turner Mabry Baggett, Ellis Hendrix, Ansley Ponder and Kyle Boyett.