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Seussical

Music by Stephen Flaherty • Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

June 16 - July 3
7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees on June 19, 26 and July 3

Director: Beth Esmond
Music Director: Carol Spradling
Producer: Scott Esmond
Choreographer: Jean-Marie Mellichamp

Seussical™ is a musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss, but it isn’t just a string of his stories set to music. And it isn’t just one of his stories — it’s a story that weaves together Seuss’s most famous words and characters in unexpected new ways.
The Seuss lexicon includes hundreds of wondrous characters, creatures, places and things. Many characters who never met one another before will meet in this musical.
Dr. Seuss believed in helping a friend, in not giving up, in keeping a promise. He believed in the value and dignity of others, in working to preserve the fragile sweetness of the natural world, and he believed that peace is the ultimate ideal, among nations and in every heart. He also believed in the pure power of the imagination.
While it will be a magical show for family members of all ages, Seussical™ explores many of the serious concerns at the heart of Seuss’s work and reminds us that all great thinkers feel “Alone in the Universe” at times, and that “a person is a person, no matter how small.”

 

Cast of characters:
Cat in the Hat — Gregg Bonti
Jojo — Aiden Rowe
Horton the Elephant — Sam Lewis
Gertrude McFuzz — Heather Green
Mayzie La Bird — Shannon Duggar
Sour Kangaroo/ featured dancer — Kristin Silverman
Bird Girl — Kim Anetsberger
Bird Girl — Jordan Friedman
Bird Girl — Sarah Rackliff
Wickersham/ Yertle the Turtle — Josh Puopolo
Wickersham/ Grinch/ featured dancer — Cody Logan
Wickersham/ featured dancer — Kip Jones
Mayor — Jim Coates
Mayor’s wife — Holly Biracree
General Genghis Khan Schmitz — Richard Pritsky
Cindy Lou Who/ featured dancer — Nadia Chudzik
Who — Ann Greenan Naumann
Who — Chelsea Staples
Who/ featured dancer — Hailee Anetsberger
Who — Jack Manning
Who — Makenna Lund