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Teenager takes charge of huge musical production

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The cast of Murray Middle School's production of 'Seussical, Jr.' The cast of Murray Middle School's production of 'Seussical, Jr.'
Students at Murray Middle School rehearse for 'Seussical, Jr.' Students at Murray Middle School rehearse for 'Seussical, Jr.'
Performances run through May 4. Performances run through May 4.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Murray Middle School is performing a big musical under some unique direction.

A high school senior is taking charge of the production of Seussical, Junior.

It's a show that brings together everyone's favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz and the tiny, tenacious Who's, for a night of musical fun.

 

Director Brian Hubbard has a long history with the show.

"In 6th grade when I went to Murray Middle School, I was Jo Jo in Seussical," said Brian. "And I told Ms. Peoples I really want to direct this show. When the show was done, I was like I want to direct this show."

And the deal between student and teacher was done.

"So as a graduation parting gift, she said you get the show."

It's a production that's performed by kids for kids of all ages.

"It has a lot of inspiring messages within the story, and it teaches you a lot actually along with all the fun songs and stuff, but it really does teach you a lot," said Brian. "And there's a lot for everyone, all age groups."

Seussical, Jr.
  • May 2-3
  • 7 p.m.
  • May 4
  • 3 p.m.
  • Minnie Evans Arts Center
  • 555 Halyburton Memorial Parkway
Tickets are on sale at the Arts Center before each performance.

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