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Jan. 6 – 22, 2023

Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 1:00pm and 5:30pm
Sunday at 1:00pm

The second Saturday performances will be Understudy performances.

Appropriate for all ages

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Youth Production of

SEUSSICAL JR.

Directed by Nicole Thompson

“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger 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!

 

Cast:

RoleActor
Jojo Avaani Lallian
The Cat Marianna McWilliams
Horton The Elephant Sebastian Stallone
Gertrude McFuzz Meredith Arends
Mayzie La Bird  Ellie Anderson
Sour Kangaroo Maleah McDonald
Young Kangaroo Becket Beulna
Mr. Mayor Shane Macris
Mrs. Mayor Beckett Gambrel
Bird Girl 1, Nurse, Jojo u/s Natalie Arko
Bird Girl 2, Nurse, Gertrude u/s  Scarlette Shapiro
Bird Girl 3, Nurse, The Cat u/s  Bridget Hartstein
Wickersham Brother 1, Hunter  Jamison Walker
Wickersham Brother 2, Hunter  Braxton Turner
Wickersham Brother 3, Hunter, Mayzie La Bird u/s Jordan Donnelly
Judge Yertle the Turtle Neil Pickard
Vlad Vladikoff, Mr. Mayor u/s Levi Crosser
The Grinch, Judge Yertle the Turtle u/s, Vlad Vladikoff u/s Neil Pickard
The Grinch u/sAdelyn Pickard
The Jungle Citizen Ensemble: 
The Zebra, Mrs. Mayor u/sRogan Greer
The Frog Aliya Gutman
The Hippo, Bird Girl u/s, Nurse u/s Sonali Ellis
The Giffrah, Sour Kangaroo u/s Sofia Ghelfi
The Snake, Young Kagaroo u/s Briley Greer
The Who/Circus Animals Ensemble/Little FishNeil Pickard, Levi Crosser, Rogan Greer, Briley Greer, Adelyn Pickard, Marlene Thompson-Schuett, Hunter Crosser, Beckett Beulna
The Featured FishAliya Gutman, Sonali Ellis, Jamison Walker, Bridget Hartstein
The Elephant BirdsTBA
The Dance CaptainsAliya Gutman, Jordan Donnelly, Natalie Arko