Hal Kerbes – Seussical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (based on the books of Dr. Seuss) – Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, 2008
When your hair was thick (and your waistline wasn’t), professional musical theatre held promise of Anthony, Kenicke, Perchik, Frank-N-Furter – great characters with serious songs. In a hearbeat, they’re behind you; you’re a middle-aged round guy. And then salvation – a show with heart & hope, you don’t have to tap or do fankicks, your shape is an asset – and you sing all the pretty songs. Seussical isn’t for everyone – but Horton was meant for me.