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“Break a leg!” is a saying in show biz that’s big.
But an MHS dancer thought they meant it, and did!
Still, the show must go on, so with crutches in hand
Ellika Rezvani is hoofing to beat the band.
It’s Suessical the Musical, all weekend, three shows.
How things will turn out, nobody knows!
Yet the odds are against any major reversal–
Ellika and friends had a fine dress rehearsal.
Which is pretty amazing, ’cause somebody said
Half the cast was real sick and belonged home in bed.
Zach the Director preached prudence, but still they all came,
Like true Who’s down in Whoville, they came, just the same.
And lest you think that applies just to Who’s,
It goes for the Cat in the Hat, sick as a dog with the flu!
Molly Goldberg owes thanks to her mom, a wonderful buddy,
For curing a star who has no understudy!
Chicken soup, aspirin and a Neti Pot–
A treatment more involved than the Seussical plot!
Now Molly is singing even stronger than Bono.
(She politely turned down a drink from the girl who had mono.)
An inspiring story, though we still feel a bit blue:
It’s the swan song for two dozen seniors in cast and crew.
But sophomore Ellika is sticking around,
And if a Tony for “Spirit” cannot be found,
We’ll go out and buy one (after plenty of scrimping),
Inscribed with her motto: “Keep smiling, keep limping!”
In closing, we recommend the scene with the Egg,
And wish you good luck — just don’t Break a Leg!
–Kevin Coughlin, with apologies to Dr. Seuss
SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
Morristown High School
50 Early St.
March 28 & 29, 2014, at 7:30 pm
March 30 at 2 pm
Tickets: Adults, $11; Seniors and Students, $6