CLARKSVILLE — Those who enjoy the more whimsical things in life and have a spare hour or two this weekend may want to wander down to Providence High School for a production of “Seussical Jr.”

Elementary students from the New Albany Deanery are putting on the show that’s “colorful and really fun” according to director Ellen Holifield.

Forty-two student singer-actors and five stage hands have rehearsed three to four days a week for six weeks to put on the performance.

“It’s been very exciting to see them and feel their passion. A lot of these kids are very serious. They’re little professionals,” Holifield said.

This is the third year students from different elementary schools in the deanery have come together for a performance, according to Holifield.

The musical combines several Dr. Seuss stories into one, opening with Horton finding a clover with Whoville on it. Several recognizable characters from beloved Dr. Seuss books, such as the Cat in the Hat and Horton, are brought to life and come together to tell a crazy and fun story that only Dr. Seuss could tell.

"I'd love for people in the community to see what our kids to do. They're a really talented group," Holifield said.

You can catch the musical in the auditorium of Our Lady Providence High School Saturday at 7 p.m. or Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Education Reporter

Erin Walden is the education reporter for the News and Tribune. She studied journalism at the University of Cincinnati. Send tips and story ideas to