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Seussical ()

Produced by

Young People’s Theatre

Music: Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens
Book: Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Creators: Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and Eric Idle


The Susan Rubes Theatre


November 7th, 2011 – December 30th, 2011


An adaptation of the Broadway musical for young audiences, Seussical™ brings together Dr. Seuss’s much loved books, Horton Hears a Who!, Horton Hatches the Egg, and the story of Gertrude McFuzz. Narrated by the Cat in the Hat, it centers on Horton the Elephant’s quest to save the people of Whoville, who live on a tiny speck of dust.

The play begins with Horton splashing in a pool when he hears a faint cry for help that no one else can hear. The animals in the Jungle of Nool make fun of Horton, but he refuses to ignore the Whos in Whoville, especially little Jojo, who becomes his friend. Horton places the speck of dust on a clover but it is stolen by the evil eagle, Vlad Vladikoff and dropped in a huge fi eld of clover.

While Horton desperately searches for his clover, Gertrude McFuzz, who has a new tail like showy Mayzie’s, tries in vain to get his attention. Mayzie appears and convinces Horton to stop searching for the Whos and to sit on her egg instead, but while he is doing this, he is captured by hunters and sent to a circus.

Gertrude fi nds Horton and tells him she has located the Whos, but there is still more trouble when the animals of Nool put Horton on trial and threaten to boil the speck of dust with Whoville on it. Horton entreats the Whos to make themselves heard, Jojo gives a great yell, and the animals of Nool fi nally hear the Whos. In the end, Horton hatches an elephant-bird that he and Gertrude decide to bring up together. (


Damien Atkins Cat in the Hat
Jane Johanson Gertrude McFuzz
Bethany Kovarik Birdgirl 1
Nichola Lawrence Sour Kangaroo
David Lopez Wickersham 2 / Mayor
George Masswohl Horton
Sharron Matthews Mayzie
Dale Miller Wickersham 3
Natasha O’Brien Birdgirl 2 / Mrs. Mayor
Desmond Osborne Wickersham 1
Jennifer Villaverde Jojo

Creative Team

Stephen Flaherty Music
Lynn Ahrens Lyrics
Lynn Ahrens Book
Stephen Flaherty Book
Stephen Flaherty Creator
Lynn Ahrens Creator
Eric Idle Creator
Allen MacInnis Director
Nicola Pantin Choreographer
Diane Leah Musical Director
Judith Bowden Set Designer
Judith Bowden Costume Designer
Elizabeth Baird Music Arrangements
Kate Fenton Assistant Director
Tanisha Taitt Apprentice Lighting Designer
Adam Harendorf Assistant Sound Designer
Michael Laird Sound Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer


Diane Leah Keyboard 1
Jeannie Wyse Keyboard 2


Bethany Kovarik Dance Captain
Krista MacIsaac Assistant Stage Manager
Elizabeth Baird Keyboard Programmer
Kristin McCollum Stage Manager


Alexis Buset Technical Director
Jeff Cummings Production Manager
Mary Fulford-Winsor Head of Wardrobe
Mattea Kennedy Head Scenic Artist
Scott Kitcher Stage Carpenter
Scott Kitcher Operations Assistant
Jane Kline Head of Properties
Jacquie Lazar Head Electrician
Jacquie Lazar Assistant Head of Wardrobe
Elaine Cavin May Millinery
Elaine Cavin May Dresser
Aiden Nagle Head Audio
Ryan Wilson Head Scenic Carpenter
Brendan Gilhuly Scenic Carpenter
Melinda Dempster Scenic Carpenter
Trevor Haldane Scenic Carpenter
Ellie Arscott Scenic Artist
Victoria Harrop Scenic Artist
Rebecca Fowler Scenic Artist
Kathleen Ballos Scenic Artist
Barbara Cassidy Scenic Artist
Manon de Gagne Scenic Artist
Laura Coats Cutter
Barbara Nowakowski Senior Stitcher
Sonia Lewis Stitcher/Builder
June Gunn Stitcher/Builder
Miranda Lumley Stitcher/Builder
Miranda Lumley Dresser
Jacqueline Robertson-Cull Wigs and Hair
Marc Rochefort Crew
Ian A. Bailie Crew
J. Louis Berenguer Crew
William Fallon Crew
Parker Nowlan Crew
Jenn Hewitt Crew
James Plouffe Crew
Kelly Peck Crew
Emily Tratnik Crew
Derek Reid-Wilkinson Crew