Casting Released for LTO’s ‘Seussical’
Little Theatre of Owatonna is pleased to announce the cast for its summer production “Seussical”.
Now one of the most performed shows in America, “Seussical” is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Our cast will bring to life all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and a little boy with the big imagination-Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. 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 loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. “Seussical” is fun for the whole family!
Artistic Director is Bri Bergstrom; Technical Director is Mary Butler Fraser; Music Director is Kristi Westergaard; and Choreographer is Diane Skala.
- Cat in the Hat – David DeNeui
- Jojo – Jackson Hemann
- Mr. Mayor – William Behne
- Mrs. Mayor – Alexis Ayers
- Horton – Jason Meyer
- Gertrude – Sara Wall
- Mayzie – Emma Hellevik
- Sour Kangaroo – Sarah Friesen
- Young Kangaroo – Lucy Jacobs
- Wickersham Brothers – Cody Jensen, Lucas Arndt and Ryan Huxford
- Bird Girls – Courtney Kryzer, Tianna Moore, Jasmyn Harris and Payton Wunderlich
- Grinch – Hank Bell
- Cindy Lou Who – Sophia Qualley
- General Schmitz – William McIntyre
- Vlad Vladikoff/Yertle – Matthew Bueltel
- Thing 1 – Ron Hager
- Thing 2 – Sandee Hardee-Hagen
- The Whos are Nicole Behne, Eva Chellin, Claire Fandel, Sadie Fox, Hannah Grams, Sophie Grams, Shelby Johnston, Madison Reese, Katie Trenda, Trevor Gieseke, Lowell Schultz, Addison Young and Jasher Young.
Performances will be 7:30 PM on July 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, and 21st. Matinee performances will be 2 PM on July 15th and 22nd. Sponsored by the Wenger Foundation.
“Seussical” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss.”