Suessical



SEUSSICAL

MUSIC AND LYRICS 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

DIRECTED BY

KIM SILVERMAN

VOCAL MUSIC DIRECTOR

DOMINICK (DJ) MATSKO

ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR

MICHAEL MARINI

CHOREOGRAPHY BY

REBECCA KELLEY

SCENIC DESIGN BY

SASHA SCHERLINKSY

LIGHTING DESIGN BY

JAKE VAN BRAMER

COSTUME DESIGN BY

AMY SILVERMAN

SOUND DESIGN BY

MATT EISSLER

PROPERTIES

MELISSA FOSTER

STAGE MANAGER

AMBER DAWN HOHMAN

ASSISTANT PRODUCER

MARCY PERINI

PRODUCED BY

RICK GILMORE AND BRUCE FLEISCHER

*ABOUT THE PLAY*

The authors of this wonderful musical, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty write: This is a new 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. In fact, what we’ve done is to create a totally new, full-length book musical, with a story which weaves together his most famous tales and characters in unexpected ways. The Seuss lexicon includes hundreds upon hundreds of wondrous characters, creatures, places and things.

“Seussical” incorporates elements from at least 15 of his books, as well as many of his best-loved and’ most familiar characters. Many of these characters never met one another before. But they meet in our musical. And in the course of the evening, some will fall in love, some will have desperate adventures and some will save the world. And they’ll all travel everywhere from the Jungle of Nool to McEligoU’s Pool to Palm Beach.

Dr. Seuss believes in helping a friend, in not giving up. in keeping a promise. He believes in the value and dignity of others, in working to preserve the fragile sweetness of the natural world, and he believes that peace is the ultimate ideal, among nations and in every heart.

He also believes in the pure power of the imagination.

KIM SILVERMAN DIRECTOR

 Performed    August 7-18, 2012

*THE CAST*

The Cat in the Hat……………….Jared Paxson

Horton, the Elephant………….. Rob Arnold

JoJo……………………………….. Justin Shondeck

Gertrude McFuzz……………….. Gail McCormick

Mayzie La Bird………………….. Amanda Leggett

Sour Kangaroo………………….. Deborah Saxe

General Genglls Khan Schmitz…….. Kat Shondeck

The Grinch…………………….. Jared Paxson

Mr. Mayor……………………… Dan (Lando) Landers-Nolan