Langley’s Belmont Elementary tackles Seussical

Belmont Elementary staged Seussical in late May and would make Broadway green with envy – sell out crowds at each show.

The school stages a lavish musical every two years and just finished performing the show to more than 1,500 people over three days.

The school does the show every two years because it mounts such a big production. Sets fill about a third of the gym, towering up to the ceiling.

The school community helped construct sets, and with costumes and other elements of the elaborate show.

“We just have an incredible community who did this,” commented teacher Jamie Thomas.

Having a two year window for each production also means the students – those on stage, those in the choir and those in the crews – are well rehearsed before the show and the result, at least in the May 28 production, was a standing ovation.

“The amount of learning for the students and the staff in the school has been incredible,” said principal Calvin Leung.


The cast;

The Cat in the Hat – Jennifer Schwartz

Horton the Elephant – Nico Gerussi

JoJo – Zac Laird

Gertrude McFuzz – Kayla Trapani

Mayzie La Bird – Erin Bergeron

Mayor of Whoville – Caleb Bowater

Mayor’s Wife – Maya Balzarini

Sour Kangaroo – Breanna Nichols

General Schmarty-Pantz Schmitz –

Dress Rehearsal – Rylie Kubilius

Wednesday Performances – Alannah McCrory

Thursday Performances – Daygan Olsson

Friday Performances – Rylie Kubilius

Thing 1 – Dominique Ronse

Thing 2 – Courtney Smith

Doctor Dake/Court Marshal/Judge – Isla Hutton

The large cast portrayed the fanciful characters created by Dr. Seuss, including monkeys, Whos of Whoville, a talking elephant, and singing and dancing birds. – Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance

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