March 4, 2019 Arts & Culture

Liberty Elementary students bring Dr. Seuss stories to life

Liberty Elementary School’s stage was filled with a horde of Whos, a cadre of Cats in Hats, some goonie birds, and an egg-warming elephant named Horton.

“Horton is nice but he’s too loyal,” explained Julian Garner, the young actor making his theatrical debut as Dr. Seuss’s famous pachyderm. “Horton promises a bird named Mayzie that he’ll sit on her egg. He didn’t know it would take 51 weeks for the egg to hatch.”

Julian and other Liberty third-, fourth- and fifth-graders were rehearsing scenes from “Seussical KIDS,” a slightly abbreviated “kid version” of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s award-winning musical based on stories created by Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.

Directed by teachers Lindsey Rixner and Donny Short, the show will be performed at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the 1623 Rebecca St. school.

View the full story from the Sioux City Journal
By Earl Horlyk