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It’s all about "The Cat": VPA Magnet School prepares for “Seussical Jr.” and a book drive

The cast of "Seussical Jr." at the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School. (Source: Melissa Burris) The cast of "Seussical Jr." at the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School. (Source: Melissa Burris)
First through third grade students prepare for "Seussical Jr." happening May 20-22. (Source: Melissa Burris) First through third grade students prepare for "Seussical Jr." happening May 20-22. (Source: Melissa Burris)
Elaborate costumes are part of the spring musical at Jonesboro's VPA Magnet School. (Source: Melissa Burris) Elaborate costumes are part of the spring musical at Jonesboro's VPA Magnet School. (Source: Melissa Burris)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Seventy-six students make up the main cast of “Suessical Jr.” The main stage at Jonesboro High School is filled with pint-sized actors singing and dancing.

First graders, all the way to third graders, are part of the production. In total, 245 students have had a hand or a voice in some part of “Suessical Jr.”

It happens Friday, May 20 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, May 21 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tickets for the performances are $5 and are available at the ticket booth on the night and afternoon of every performance.

The school is conducting a book drive as part of the musical. New and slightly used Dr. Suess books will be collected in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center on performance nights.

The books will be taken to Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes for children in crisis and King’s Ranch programs for children in need.

Monetary donations are accepted as well. 

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