Visit a Wondrous
World in “Seussical, the Musical” at Kelsey Theatre
wondrous, whimsical world of Dr. Seuss when Playful Theatre Productions
presents “Seussical, the Musical!”
at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this magical,
musical extravaganza are Fridays and Saturdays, April 1, 2, 8
and 9 at 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, April 2, 3, 9 and
10 at 2 p.m. (Due to the show’s expected family appeal,
matinees have been scheduled for both Saturdays and Sundays.)
Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer’s West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. An opening night reception
follows the April 1 performance to give the audience a chance
to enjoy refreshments with the cast and crew.
show is a tribute to the inspired life work of Dr. Theodore Seuss
Geisel, author and illustrator of 44 children’s books. “Seussical”
is a fast-paced series of tales narrated by the Cat in the Hat,
Geisel’s most well known character. Popping into the imagination
of a boy named JoJo, the Cat leads him on an amazing journey where
he meets many of Dr. Seuss' marvelous creatures: Horton the Elephant,
Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and all of the Whos of Whoville!
was conceived by Monty Python’s Eric Idle and created by
composer Stephen Flaherty and writer Lynn Ahrens. The show’s
memorable, Grammy-nominated musical score cleverly combines Dr.
Seuss’ finest themes, using a medley of styles ranging from
Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R&B to funk.
died in 1991, was the recipient of two Academy awards, two Emmy
awards, a Peabody award and the Pulitzer Prize. His books are
known for their blend of whimsy, zany humor, catchy verse, and
Seussical are: Michael Schiumo as the Cat in the Hat, Tyler Shamy
as Jo Jo, Jarad Benn as Horton the Elephant, Vicky Czarnik as
Lazy Mayzie, and Michaela Tomcho as Gertrude McFuzz. A 15- piece
live orchestra is led by James Capes. Direction is by Paula Barson
and choreography is by Pam Pisani.
in the Hat is played by Mike Schiumo.
Other cast members
include: Ian Amidon as a Wickersham brother, Tom Bessillieu as Mayor
of Whoville, John Bocanfusco as a Wickersham brother, Linda Brown as
Yertle the Turtle, Rebecca Gerecke as Thing #2, Don Gerecke as a Whoville
resident, Connor Gibson as a jungle animal, Katy Hume as a jungle animal,
Kristin Keenan as Mrs. Mayor, Kristina Mancini as Bird Girl, Michael
Namju as a Wickersham brother, Marcus Scott as a jungle animal/ Whoville
resident, Jeff Scharf as a Whoville resident, Arden Walker as Thing
#1; Meg Walker as a Whoville resident/jungle animal, Terry Walker as
a general, Ben Walker as a Wickersham brother, Hannah Rapaport Stein
as Bird Girl, Lindsay Williams as a Whoville resident/jungle animal,
and Alyssa Wilkins as Sour Kangaroo.
Tickets are $15
for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and children.
Free parking is available next to the theatre. Tickets may be purchased
by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-584-9444. Kelsey Theatre is
wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request.
For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the
Kelsey webpage or call the
box office for a brochure.
For more on events
at Kelsey see:
Kelsey Performance Schedule
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