This holiday season, Imagination Stage presents "Seussical," a fun musical adventure for the whole family! In "Seussical," the Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant that discovers a speck of dust containing a village of Whos, including JoJo, a young 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 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. Some of the characters fall in love, some have desperate adventures, and some even save the world. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
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Music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty; co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, & Eric Idle. Based on the works of Dr. Seuss; directed by Janet Stanford; choreographed by Karma Camp.
Horton - Matthew A. Anderson
Gertrude McFuzz - Shayna Blass
Wickersham - Matthew DeLorenzo
JoJo - Simon Diesenhaus
JoJo - Svea Johnson
Bird Girl - Marieke Georgiadis
Sour Kangaroo - Ayanna Hardy
Bird Girl/Mayor's Wife - Jamie Ogden
Mayzie - Kirstin Riegler
Wickersham/Mr. Mayor - Matthew Schleigh
Cat in the Hat - Jamie Smithson
Wickersham - Christopher Wilson
Behind the Scenes:
Chris Baine, Sound Coordinator
Kristen J. Bishel, Stage Manager
Tom Donahue, Set Designer
George Fulginiti-Shakar, Music Director
Catherine Girardi, Lighting Designer
Jocelyn Henjum, Assistant Stage Manager
Frank Labovitz, Costume Designer
Sara R. Rowan, Assistant Director
Imagination Stage, located in Bethesda, MD, is the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary theatre arts organization for young people in the Mid-Atlantic region. We offer a year-round season of professional shows (adult actors performing for families and classes), after-school programs and summer camps for ages 1-18, and arts-integration professional development training for teachers, students, schools, and families. All of our programs are informed by our core belief in making the arts inclusive and accessible to all children, regardless of their physical, cognitive, or financial status.