UW-Stout brings the col­or­ful world of Dr. Seuss to life

March 26th 2016

MENOMONIE — UW-Stout freshman Lois Cassell has a love-hate relationship with playing the villain in the university’s production of “Seussical.”

“She’s very sassy,” the 19-year-old said of the Sour Kangaroo, who gets Horton, the hero elephant of the show, on trial for trying to save the Whos. “She’s the bully, the villain. I feel kind of bad when I hurt Horton. Everything she is I am not.”

“Seussical” features the main characters from such stories as “Horton Hears a Who!” “Cat in the Hat,” “Yertle the Turtle” and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz.” The musical opens Thursday at UW-Stout’s Harvey Hall Theatre.