‘Seussical’, a Musical Extravaganza for Young Audiences, is Coming to Matthews Playhouse February 24-March 5, 2023
The Matthews Playhouse is pleased to announce the casts (yes, you read that right) of Seussical, a musical comedy featuring Dr. Seuss’ most beloved characters, running February 24 - March 5, 2023! Due to the number of weekday performances and other factors, the theatre has decided to form two separate casts to meet the demand. The family-friendly production, directed by Sarah Baumgardner, will feature a lively musical score and choreography along with bright, bold costumes and set.
Described as a “fantastical musical extravaganza”, Seussical reminds us of the importance of friendship, loyalty, and community in a unique style that only Dr. Suess can achieve. The one-and-only Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child that gets into trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Not only must Horton protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to 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.
Cast #1 (a.k.a. Green Eggs and Ham)
Friday, Feb 24th - 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. & 7:30p
Saturday, Feb 25th - 2:00 pm & *6:00 pm
Tuesday, Feb 28th - 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 2nd - 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, March 5th - 2:00 p.m.
*There will be a special “Pay-What-You-Can” performance on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 6 p.m. benefiting Freedom School Partners Inc., a non-profit literacy & cultural enrichment program for underserved children in our community.
Cast of Characters
Cat in the Hat - Winston Sims
JoJo - Julia Straley
Horton the Elephant - Daniel Keith
Gertrude McFuzz - Kara Holt
Mayzie LaBird - Sid Willoughby
Sour Kangaroo - Ellie Dudeck
Young Kangaroo - Sky Clinton
Mr. Mayor - Steve Harper
Mrs. Mayor - Liz Waller
Thing 1 - Nora Yesowitch
Thing 2 - Quinley Griffin
Elephant Bird - Veda Grace Sims
Bird Girl #1- Kenzie Schmitt
Bird Girl #2 - Rolial Sita
Bird Girl #3 - Bella Mikels
Wickershams #1 - Joey Rising
Wickershams #2 - Lauren Berkley
Wickershams #3 - William Helms
Wickershams #4 - Avery Smulktis
Who #1 - Nolan Maggi
Who #2 - Sophia Golden
Who #3/Yertle/Vlad - Nathan Loring
Who #4 - Gabby Daly
Who #5 - Scarlett Stahnke
Grinch/Who #6 - Cathy Shroeder
Jungle/ Circus #1 - Catherine Gaertner
Jungle/ Circus #2 - Madeleine Larson
Jungle/ Circus #3 - Isla Fraser
Cast #2 (a.k.a. Star Bellied Sneetches)
Sunday, Feb 26th - 2:00 p.m.
Monday, Feb 27th - 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 1st - 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Friday, March 3 - 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 4 - **11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
** Denotes Sensory Friendly Performance
Cast of Characters
Cat in the Hat - Ally Baumgartner
JoJo - Celia Bradley
Horton the Elephant - Tristan Nogueira
Gertrude McFuzz - Molly Barbery
Mayzie LaBird - Indya Tanner
Sour Kangaroo - Shelby Annas
Young Kangaroo - Jasmine Keenan
Mr. Mayor - Chip Bradley
Mrs. Mayor - Sarah Freeman
Thing 1 - Lilly Mooney
Thing 2 - Adi Callaghan
Elephant - Erin Evans
Bird Girl #1 - Megan Reif
Bird Girl #2 - Miley Rogers
Bird Girl #3 - Emma Henley
Wickershams #1 - Seth Yarman
Wickershams #2 - Maggie White
Wickershams #3 - Mason Morris
Wickershams #4 - Avery Gemmill
Who #1 - Graham Buckley
Who #2 - Lina Zierler
Who #3/Yertle/Vlad - Alexander Joles
Who #4 - Margot Meyers
Who #5 - Alice Fincher
Grinch/Who #6 - Anne Long
Jungle/ Circus #1 - Claire Wallace Anderson
Jungle/ Circus #2 - Caroline Anderson
Jungle/ Circus #3 - Seona Gosu
Seussical is recommended for children ages 4 and up. Showtimes and tickets are available at www.matthewsplayhouse.com/seussical. Tickets range in price from $10-$19.