The Burnett Middle School musical debuts Thursday

The students of Burnett Junior High School will take the stage this week in a family production that is sure to bring back childhood memories.

Performances of this year’s musical, “Seussical Jr.” are scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 3-4 at the Wylie East High School Auditorium, located at 3000 Wylie E. Drive. Tickets are available for purchase at the door for $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Wylie ISD staff can attend shows free of charge.

The musical will transport audiences to Whoville as Horton the Elephant ventures to hear a Who trying to save him while those around him are skeptical that Whos exist.

Along the way, Horton meets JoJo, the child of the mayor of Whoville. The cat from “The Cat in the Hat” recounts different adventures of JoJo and Horton as the plot progresses.

Eventually, JoJo saves the Whos from their impending doom, and Horton befriends Gertrude McFuzz.

Director Carley King said she was thrilled to have the opportunity for her students to show off their hard work over the past two months of rehearsal and technical design.

“I am so proud of our students. They have so much talent,” King said. “We can’t wait for you to see them shine on Thursday and Friday.”

Seventh grader Khashikha Chandrasekr portrays JoJo and she said she was thrilled to recreate some of her childhood stories.

“I was such a big Dr. Seuss fan. You could come to my house and see all the Dr. Seuss books at home,” Khashikha said. memories.”

Eighth-grade Jackson Mills, who plays Horton, agreed.

“My childhood was basically just Dr. Seuss,” Jackson said. “To be able to relive my early childhood is incredible.”

Kylie Waters, also in eighth grade, brings the production to life as a lighting technician and said she watched the movies a lot as a child.

“Technically, I can recreate some of the outfits, drawings and paintings,” Kylie said.

For the full story, see the November 2 issue of The Wylie News.

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