The mischievous Wickersham Brothers sing and monkey their way around the stage deftly, while the Bird Girl quartet sing with clarity and strength throughout. Ben Cherington and Erik Peyton make a good pair as The Cat in the Hat, and Jojo, respectively, both doing well in demanding roles.
Amongst the professional performers Matthew “Moose” Thompson is lovable as Horton, and Katie McManus’ sour kangaroo is vocally powerful. Jaclyn Young was unfortunately unable to able to sing due a case of laryngitis, but created an empathetic and compelling Gertrude McFuzz nonetheless. Her part was sung well from the side of stage by Music Director Evie Korovesis, a welcome reminder of her important role in getting such detailed, clearly articulated vocal performances from the whole cast.
Among the younger performers Allie Lytle’s Mayzie LaBird, is worthy of particular note. She has beautiful vocal control, and is a mature and convincing rendering, of which an even more experienced performer would be envious.
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