Windsor, N.J. -- A fantastical, magical, musical show/
That brings us the Seuss characters we all do know! Celebrate
the genius of Dr. Seuss with The Pennington Players' "Seussical
the Musical," coming to Mercer County Community College's
Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this family favorite
are: Fridays, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept.
25 and Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, Sept. 26
and Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with
the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Sept.
by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, "Seussical"
features a cast of beloved characters asa joyous affirmation
of the power of friendship, family and community. Taking center
stage is the one and only Horton the Elephant, who is on a
quest to protect his tiny friend JoJo - and all the invisible
Whos - as well as guard an egg abandoned by the irresponsible
Mayzie La Bird. In the face of ridicule, danger, and even
a trial, Horton remains steadfast in his mission with the
help of the loyal and intrepid Gertrude McFuzz, who recognizes
"his kind and his powerful heart."
an "amayzing" 39-member cast are Kyrus Westcott,
of Hamilton, as The Cat in the Hat; Steven Anzuini, of Hightstown,
as Horton the Elephant; Simon Hamilton, of Princeton, as JoJo;
Hilary Goldman, of Princeton, as Mayzie LaBird; and Kim Cupo,
of Fairless Hills, PA, as Gertrude McFuzz. Also featured are
Frank Ferrara, of West Windsor, as Mr. Mayor; Lisa Reifschnieder,
of Hopewell Township, as Mrs. Mayor; Aimee Robidoux, of Levittown,
PA, as Sour Kangaroo; William Mercado as General Gengis Kahn
Schmidt; Steve Browne as Yertle the Turtle; and Shannon Ferrara,
of West Windsor, Ashley Hencken, and Alison McMullen as the
Also appearing are Dominic Sanelli and Matt Triplett as Wickershams;
Elizabeth Ferrara as Cindy Lou Who; Rob Gougher as the Grinch;
Anna Kralik as Young Kangaroo, and Anna Chicco and Kavya Pochiraju
as Thing 1 and Thing 2. The talented ensemble includes John
Maurer, Stacy Maurer, Scott Karlin, Rosie Karlin, Dan Slothower,
Amy Slothower, Heather Sheffold, Jack Lynch, Caroline Purdy,
Jahmir Scott, Jason Wilks, Charlotte Gougher and Samantha
Gougher. Featured dancers include Heather Santos, Molly Karlin,
Mollie Rubenstein, Mari Skoultchi, Robin Slothower and Alexa
team includes director/musical director Laurie Gougher, choreographer
Kristina Tuxhorn, co-producers Jenn Gregg and Judi Parrish
(who also serves as technical director), and stage manager
Beverly Kuo. Costumes are by Kathy Slothower and properties
are by Elizabeth Blazejewski.
Players are excited that the production includes so many families,
both on stage and back stage: the Ferraras of West Windsor
(Frank, Shannon and Elizabeth); the Slothowers of Plainsboro
(Kathy, Dan, Amy and Robin); the Maurers, of Ewing Township
(John and Stacy); the Goughers of Newtown, PA (Laurie, Rob,
Samantha and Charlotte); and the Karlins of Plainsboro (Scott,
Rosie and Molly).
are $16 for adults; $14 for seniors, and $12 for students
and children. Free parking is available next to the theater.
Tickets may be purchased online
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office
at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible.
Goldman, center, as Mayzie LaBird, with Bird Girls Ashley
Hencken, left, and Shannon Ferrara. Not pictured: Alison