Seussical

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island and Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination–Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge–not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Cast/Characters

Boy (Jojo) – Holland White

Cat in the Hat – Jody Tempas

Horton the Elephant – Eric R. Johnson

Mayor – Clark R. Kirst

Mrs. Mayor – Tegan Herman

Gertrude – Veronica Hilke

Mayzie – Sarah Pittner-Riemersma

Sour Kangaroo – Tamara Richelle Pool

Schmitz – Chris Fontaine

Bird Girls – Jasmine Palmer, Jessica Patterson, Katy Ries

Wickersham Quartet –  Jonathan Block, Rachel Maxon, Elizabeth Plotka, Zoe Schroeder

Yertle – Steve Krause

Grinch/ Vlad  Vladikoff – Neal Beaton

Whos – Josh Aufdenkamp, Connor Giles, Jayme Hansen, Amber Krause, Steve Krause, Alex Kussow, Sienna Leherer, Bailee Liebe, Mason Liebe, Katelyn Lueck, Jacob Masbruch, Hilary Mayer, Brenna Montgomery, Kaitlyn Mulroney, Zoe Schrameyer, Kaitlin Squier, Steven Thaves, James Thone, Alexandria Wickland, Sydney Wickland, Madhury Williams, Deleah Willman, Sierra Willman

Citizens of Jungle & Circus Folks – Indigo Beilfuss, Alexandria Blindauer, Jacqueline Grabowski, Kara Kaltenbrun, Nathan Kaltenbrun, Kayla Kopetsky, Angel Landgraf, James Landgraf, Alyssa Mares,Sydnee Pribbernow, Bob Staats, Hannah Staats, Stephanie Strean

Cadets & Hunches – Brayden Fontaine, Anna Menzer, Katherine Nye, Taylor Nye, Carly Prust, Casey Stapel, Annie Van Zeeland,

Fish & Hunters – Celene Bonilla, Erika Gonering, Emily Rose HendricksSharon O’Connell, Anna Presutti, Isabelle Presutti, Justin Vang

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Musical Director: Janice Westphal

Choreographer: Ryan Klug

Technical Director: Dustin L. Uhl

Stage Manager: John Wartke

Set Design: Dustin L. Uhl

Costume Design: Beverly Dulmes, Joyce Nery

Light Design: Dustin L. Uhl

Sound Design: Lee Schneider

Properties: Nan Gibson, Lynne Zimmermann

Make-Up Design: Lynn Schultz

Master Carpenter: Phillip Zimmermann

Paint Master: Colleen Bertram

Orchestra

Conductor/ Keyboard: Janice Westphal

Keyboard II: Sandra Kasten

Guitar: Craig Peaslee

Bass: Chris B.

Instrumentals: M. Eric Pye