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Announcing the Casts of Seussical!

‘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)

Performance Schedule:

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)

Performance Schedule:

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.



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