Seussical the Musical
Seussical the Musical
Sat 2, Sun 3, Thurs 7, Sat 9,
Sun 10, Wed 13, Fri 15 & Sat 16 November 2019. (8 shows includes 2 matinees)
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It’s not hard to be enthralled by the magic of Seuss stories, with their delectable bizarreness and moving messages about humanity at large. Seussical the Musical, MMuDS next musical production in November 2109, interweaves several Seuss classics into its plotline.
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the 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 in 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.
It isn't often that a man as beloved as Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, comes along. Dr. Seuss wrote more than 60 books in his lifetime, many of which have become classics in the world of children’s literature. His poetic tongue twisters and inventive illustrations have become iconic to several generations of children all over the world. Dr. Seuss' books are not only fun and full of imagination, but more often than not they teach powerful lessons of self-confidence, kindness, and even political awareness.
Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony Award winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with Eric Idle, 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 colourful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Who's.
Dr Seuss is, and was very clever at social commentary. The power of his work uses wit and intelligence to hold a mirror up to humanity and all its foibles. Seussical the Musical will definitely appeal to younger audiences, but the inferences within the story-lines gives the audience overall an opportunity to really reflect on human behaviour.
Director - Karen Pirie
Assistant Director - Camille Murphy
Musical Director - Alastair Pirie
Vocal Director - Caitlin Todd
Producer - Laurel Lawrie
Sound Operator - Caitlin Todd
Lighting Operator - Camille Murphy
Choreographer - Lyn Saville
Assistant to Lyn Saville - Cece Walker
Stage Manager - Scott Ersvaer
Stage Crew -
Set Plan Drawings - Barry Mills
Props Maker - Ian Ribbons
Costume Design & Construction - Karen Pirie
Documentary Maker - Kelli-Ann Ersvaer-Gotje
Set Construction Manager - Scott Ersvaer
Set Builders - Scott Ersvaer, Douglas Galbraith
Set Painters -
Back-room Manager & Makeup Manager - Laurel Lawrie
Makeup Crew -
Microphones & Stage Communications - Lynne Taylor
Hair & Wigs - Andy Dolling
Media Manager & Journalist - Allison Walker
Radio Media Manager - Roger Nolan
Front of House Manager - Cathie Smith
Front of House Crew -
MMuDS Child Safe Officers - Michael Isbister,
Suzanne Roberts, Bernadette Gifford
The Tweetle Beetle Band:
Musical Director, Bass & Guitar - Alastair Pirie
Drums - Carey Meadows
Piano - Serena Moring
Violin - Lucy Cleeland
Keyboard - Chrissy Brown
Percussion - Rolf Koren
All enquiries to email@example.com
Seussical Cast Announcement
Thank you to all those who auditioned to be part of Seussical. To all those who tried out, we thank you for your professionalism. We regret that everyone who auditioned could not be offered a part.
We have great pleasure in announcing the following as the Seussical cast.
Jen O'Donnell - The Cat in the Hat
Orvokki Britton - Jojo
Michael Isbister - Horton
Judy Dixon - Gertrude McFuzz
Jess Saladin - Bird Girl
Simone Reeder - Bird Girl
Bernadette Gifford - Bird Girl
Bec Bolwell - Mayzie La Bird
Maria Lieberth - Sour Kangaroo
Leigh Johnstone - Mayor, Wickersham Brother
Daryl Hunt - Wickersham Brother
Jane Herbert - Mrs Mayor
Lachlan Barrett - General Ghingis Khan Schmidt, Wickersham Brother
Any questions and enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org