Seussical - March 13 - March 14, 2020

Benito Juarez Community Academy


ACT II (continued)  
Havin' a Hunch  
Cat, Hunches, Jojo, Mayor
All For You  
Gertrude, Horton, Cat
The People Verses Horton the Elephant  
Cat, Yertle, Horton, Sour Kangaroo, Bird Girls, Wickershams, Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, Jojo, Ensemble
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (Finale Act II)  

Director's Note


Welcome to the Juárez Drama Ensemble's 2020 Production of Seussical! This marks our fifth year doing a musical and our fourth year involving students from our Pilsen elementary schools. Every year the musical brings new and returning faces to the ensemble and it is a joy to work with such a large group of passionate theatre artists. It has been a real joy to bring to life onstage the various worlds of Dr. Seuss. So many members of the ensemble, myself included, were raised on his work and I hope that our love for these characters and stories is present in what we have created. Given my own fondness for these stories, I know that I felt an immense responsibility to present something onstage that would capture the sense of wonder and imagination that Dr. Seuss inspired in so many of us during our childhoods. Through the beautiful sets and lighting that Mr. Pinelli and the crew have designed and created, the Jungle of Nool, Whoville, and McElligot’s Pool have all appeared right before our eyes. Mr. Love and Mr. Martinez have once again brought their musical stylings to this score, delighting our ears and our hearts. The inimitable Ms. Jackson has ensured that whether they are Whos or Citizens of the Jungle of Nool all cast members of singing like birds. So sit back, enjoy the show, and remember that “anything’s possible.”  

Layne Drinkwater


Special Thanks To


Benito Juarez Community Academy

Juan C. Ocon, Principal

Santiago Marquez - Spanish subtitle creation

Aurelia Hernandez - Box Office


RISE (Resources Invested in School Enrichment)

Myrna Fragoso - President of Frida Kahlo Organization
Ann Marie Rios - Director of Education
Monsy Hernandez - RISE Coordinator
Joselyn Vargas - RISE Benito Juarez Liaison


Jungman STEM Magnet School

Suzanne Mazenis-Luzzi - Principal

Julio Alvarez - Asst. Principal


Ruiz Elementary A Fine & Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School

Marla Elitzer - Principal

Vanucia Allen - Asst. Principal




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