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A Note from Drama Mama:

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he idea of producing this show came from the ―thinks‖ of a piano student of mine. Over a year ago she told me that she had seen Seussical the Musical and found it to be exciting. I will admit, I wasn't too familiar with the show. However, I was intrigued with the idea of directing a production that involved Dr. Seuss‘ characters. I purchased the soundtrack and instantly feel in love with ―Alone in the Universe‖ and ―Here on Who.‖ I knew it was going to be a hit when my then two-year old daughter started singing along too. So I found myself with the challenge of bringing this beautiful story to life. I knew right away that I wanted to do something different. Something, as Julianne would put it, exciting! The first ―think‖ was on costumes. Modern, high fashion, and over the top. Then came my ―light thinks.‖ Eye catching colors, shining on a cyclorama, almost a character themselves. Before I knew it, my ―thinks‖ were transforming into the work of art that is Seussical the Musical. Heaven knows, I couldn't have done this huge production alone. I owe this show to many talented people with many great ―thinks‖. My production staff (Beth, Calypso, Kevin, and Tova): you were gifts from above and made my job so much easier. I hope we have many more shows to work on together and if I had it my way, you would never leave! My junior camp counselors (Cassidy, Emma, and Linda): Thank you for choosing to spend your summer helping out with this show. You three were fantastic! My costume ladies: WOW! You did amazing work and I am now spoiled with the best costume crew ever! My cast: I love each and everyone of you. You make me so proud and I'm honored to work with so much talent. My cast parents: Thank you so much for being there for every aspect of this show. From assisting with set, to making lunch runs for a hungry director, your passion for our company does NOT go unnoticed. My parents: Thank you for all that you do. I am lucky to have such supportive parents, willing to go above and beyond to help me live my dream. My children, Amy and SJ: I promise that for the rest of the summer, you have your mommy back. And last but not least, my husband: You are my rock and my best friend. If it wasn't for your support, I wouldn't have been able to do any of this. I will never be able to truly express how thankful I am for your love and dedication to Musical Me. I love you. As you watch our production of Seussical the Musical, I hope you can see how much love and passion we, at Musical Me Theater, have put into this show. Just as Horton was dedicated to his mission of saving the Whos, we strove to transform our thinks into a musical that exceeded the expectations of children's theater. ―Oh, the thinks you can think, when you think about, SEUSS!‖

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MUSICAL ME THEATER Presents

Music by

Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by

Lynn Ahrens Book by

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Co-Conceived by

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Based on the works of

Dr. Seuss Music Supervised, Adapted, and Produced by

Bryan Louiselle SEUSSICAL JUNIOR IS PRESENTED THROUGH SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH AND ALL AUTHORIZED PERFORMANCE MATERIALS ARE SUPPLIED BY MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL, 421 WEST 54TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY, 10019 SCRIPT, MUSIC AND ALL OTHER MATERIAL COPYRIGHT 2006 MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL Broadway Junior AND MTI's Broadway Junior Collection ARE TRADEMARKS OF MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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CAST Team Cat 7/6 at 11:00am 7/7 at 7:00 pm 7/8 at 2:00 pm

Team Horton 7/6 at 7:00 pm 7/7 at 2:00 pm 7/8 at 6:00 pm

JoJo.................................. Luke Sechrest The Cat in the Hat............ Zach Freeman Horton.............................. Scott Geon Mayzie............................. Lexi Phillips Gertrude........................... Rachel Rubin Sour Kangaroo................. Ava Standridge Thing 1............................. Nina Zhang Thing 2............................. Jada Marken Mr. Mayor........................ Ryan Savage Mrs. Mayor....................... Elie Freeman

Ally Mandese Cierra Boutin Austin Halvosa Olivia Mossler Anya Aitsahlia Lindsay Jenkins Nina Zhang Jada Marken Ryan Savage Elie Freeman

Wickershams Harley............................. Axel.................................. Steel.................................. Copperhead......................

Graham Louis Troy Freeman Ethan Dixon Varija Mai

Graham Louis Troy Freeman Ethan Dixon Varija Mai

Bird Girls Elle................................... Cameron Varvel Twiggy............................. Julia Howland Amber.............................. Julianna D'Alto

Cameron Varvel Julia Howland Julianna D'Alto

Yertle the Turtle.............. Amanda Thompson Vlad Vladikoff................ Jack Bosshardt

Amanda Thompson Jack Bosshardt

Jungle Citizens and Circus Animals Giraffe............................. Elizabeth Guerrero Tiger................................ Allison Chance Tiger................................ Mahaila Wiggins Moose.............................. Phoenix Lerner Deer................................. Taete Bost Deer................................. Alison Rubin Fox.................................. Tesslyn Dahl Fox.................................. Elizabeth Smyder Squirrel............................ Avery Colon Rabbit.............................. Chloe Puckett Rabbit.............................. Cosette Bosshardt

Sarah Freeman Brooklyn Jarman Lauren Monk Emma Smith Tanner Bost Andrew McManis Makena Lang Harrison Grooms Lena Aguilar Lillianna Goede 5


CAST (CONTINUED)

Team Cat

Team Horton

Elizabeth Guerrero Allison Chance Mahaila Wiggins Pheonix Lerner Taete Bost Alison Rubin Tesslyn Dahl Elizabeth Smyder Avery Colon Chloe Puckett Cosette Bosshardt Veronica Hoang

Sarah Freeman Brooklyn Jarman Lauren Monk Emma Smith Tanner Bost Andrew McManis Makena Lang

Sarah Freeman Andrew McManis Siena Watson

Elizabeth Guerrero Pheonix Lerner Siena Watson

Brooklyn Jarman Tanner Bost Tommie Bost

Allison Chance Taete Bost Tommie Bost

Emma Smith Harrison Grooms Mary McCoy Kendall Payne

Alison Rubin Avery Colon Veronica Hoang Kendall Payne

Makena Lang Lena Aguilar Elin Ebner

Tesslyn Dahl Chloe Puckett Elin Ebner

Lauren Monk Lillianna Goede Elizabeth Smyder

Mahaila Wiggins Cosette Bosshardt Elizabeth Smyder

Fish

Harrison Grooms Lena Aguilar Lillianna Goede Mary McCoy

Whos The Lou Who Family

The Boo Who Family

The Whoberry Family

The May Who Family

The Whodunnit Family

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT 1 “Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!”.....................................The Cat in the Hat, Boy (Jojo), Company “Horton Hears a Who”.......................The Cat in the Hat, Jojo, Horton, Bird Girls, Jungle Citizens, Things 1 & 2 “Biggest Blame Fool”...............Sour / Young Kangaroo, Horton, Wickersham Brothers, Bird Girls, Gertrude, Mayzie, Jungle Citizens, Things 1 & 2 “Biggest Blame Playoff / Gertrude McFuzz”........Sour Kangaroo, Wickersham Brothers, Jungle Citizens, Gertrude “Here on Who” ..................................................................Horton, Mr. and Mrs. Mayor, Jojo, Whos “Meet Jojo the Who”..........................................................................................Mr. And Mrs. Mayor “Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! (Reprise)”.................................................The Cat in the Hat, Jojo “It's Possible” (Pt. 1)”.........................,.................................................Jojo, Things 1& 2, Company “It's Possible” (Pt. 2)”........................,.................Jojo, The Cat in the Hat, Things 1 & 2, Company “Alone in the Universe”..............................................,,,,.................................................Horton, Jojo “The One Feather Tail of Miss Gertrude McFuzz / Amayzing Mayzie...................Gertrude, Mayzie, Bird Girls ―Amayzing Gertrude” (Pt. 1)...........................................Gertrude, The Cat in the Hat, Things 1 & 2 “Amayzing Gertrude” (Pt. 2)........................Gertrude, Bird Girls, The Cat in the Hat, Things 1 & 2 “Monkey Around / Chasing the Whos”.............Wickersham Brothers, Horton, Sour Kangaroo, Bird Girls, The Cat in the Hat, Things 1 & 2, Vlad Vladikoff, Whos “Notice Me, Horton”....................................,,,,.........................................................Gertrude, Horton “How Lucky You Are”.......................................................Mayzie, The Cat in the Hat, Things 1 & 2 “Mayzie's Exit / Horton Sits on the Egg / Dilemma / Hunters”.............Horton, Bird Girls, Gertrude, Things 1 & 2 DUE TO STRICT COPYRIGHT LAWS, THE USE OF ANY RECORDING DEVICE, EITHER AUDIO OR VIDEO, AND THE TAKING OF PHOTOGRAPHS, EITHER WITH OR WITHOUT A FLASH IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. PLEASE TURN OFF ALL ELECTONIC DEVICES, INCLUDING CELLULAR PHONES AND PAGERS.

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT 2 “Egg, Nest and Tree”...................Sour Kangaroo, Horton, Jungle Citizens, Thing 1 & 2, Bird Girls “Sold / Mayzie in Palm Beach”.................................Horton, Mayzie, The Cat in the Hat, Company “Mayzie at the Circus”.............................................................................................................Mayzie “Amayzing Horton”.....................................................................................................Horton, Mayzie “Alone in the Universe” (Reprise)............................................................................................Horton “Solla Sollew”.....................................................Horton, Jojo, Mr. and Mrs. Mayor, Circus Animals “Gertrude / Espionage” (Pt. 1)..............................................................................................Gertrude “Gertrude / Espionage” (Pt. 2)..............................................................................................Gertrude “All for You”...................Gertrude, Dr. Dake (The Cat in the Hat), Thing 1 & 2, Bird Girls, Horton “The Whos Return / The People Versus Horton the Elephant” (Pt. 1).................................Company “The People Versus Horton the Elephant” (Pt. 2)................................................................Company “Yopp!”.................................................................................................................................Company “Alone in the Universe” (Reprise)............................................................................Horton, Gertrude “Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!” (Finale)..........................................................................Company “Green Eggs and Ham” (Bows)............................................................................................Company

THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION.

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Production Team Director...................................................................................Ashley McPherson Assistant Directors..........................................Tova Blasberg and Elizabeth Telg Choreographers.........................................Kevin Anderson and Calypso Meyers Vocal Director........................................................................Ashley McPherson Junior Camp Counselors.......Emma Geon, Cassidy Halvosa, and Linda Hughes Scenic Design............................................................................Scott McPherson Scenic Construction...........................................Cast and Parents of Seussical Jr. Costumes..................................................................Lisa Varvel and Jen Watson Light Design..............................................Ashley McPherson and Liz Reynolds Properties...........................................................Cast and Parents of Seussical Jr. Stage Manager........................................................................Ashley McPherson Light Operator.................................................................................Liz Reynolds Sound Operator...........................................................................................David Fly System Operator....................................................................Owen Reynolds Ninjas.............................................Cast Parents of Seussical Jr., Stephen Peters, Andrea Shaw, Lauren Shaw, Emma Geon, Linda Hughes, Cassidy Halvosa Makeup Design............................................................................Megan Collante Stage Manager........................................................................Ashley McPherson Raffle Coordinators...................................Melanie Boutin and Catherine Hoang Graphic Designer.......................................................................Scott McPherson Audition Pianist...................................................................................Wes Smith

Be sure to stop by the raffle tables located in the lobby. Proceeds raised will benefit the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. Raffle tickets are $1 each. Cash only.

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Special Thanks 

Parents of our cast members for your support.

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Santa Fe Fine Arts Department for the use of your beautiful facility.

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Plantation Hall for the use of your facility for rehearsals.

Patticakes, for keeping the kids happy and the counselors caffeinated.

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Scott McPherson for your patience.

Bob, Owen, Liz and David for being willing to assist and teach us.

Our show sponsor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney ―Marken—Sario Group‖ for your support.

Our playbill advertisers for sponsoring this production.

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Dragonfly Graphics for the awesome t-shirts.

Renaissance Printing for the best posters and playbills in town!

Joe Levine and David Johanson for helping out just because you wanted to. The companies who donated to our raffle for Food 4 Kids Backpack program.

Rich Jones for being able to pick up a tub so very far away!

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Who’s Who In The Cast: Lena Aguilar - My name is Lena and I like to learn a lot from the Romans and Cleopatra. I even like to do art and crafts. Also, I like to do a lot of playing with my toys and like to go to Disney World. Anya Ahtsahlia - Hi! I‘m Gertrude McFuzz and I really don‘t think that this is necessary, but I can also be human if you would feel more comfortable talking with a human. The only reason that I am in Seussical is because of Horton. It all started when the director Mrs. Ashley came to the Jungle of Nool. She told me all about Seussical and now that I think of it, there are two reasons that I wanted to be in Seussical. The second reason is because I could be my true bird self. I was a villager in Aladdin and a dog in Beauty and the Beast. Think about that, a DOG! And so I thank Mrs. Ashley for letting me be a bird in Seussical. Oh, and my human name is Anya. Cosette Bosshardt - My name is Cosette and I am 7. My favorite color is purple. I am in 1 st grade. I was in Aladdin, Annie and Beauty and the Beast. This is my 3 rd play with Mrs. Ashley. I have 1 dog and so does my brother Jack. I am a bunny and a Who. Jack Bosshardt - Once again Jack is Jewish and drinks coffee and is the best of the best. He would like to thank his family once again.

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Who’s Who In The Cast: Taete Bost – Taete is 9 and she is very excited about Seussical. She has two little sisters named Tanner and Tommie and they are is Seussical, too. Taete was in Annie Jr. Taete is very good at basketball. She loves rollerblading. The school she goes to is P.K. Young. She loves school. Bye. Tanner Bost - My name is Tanner! I have two sisters. Their names are Taete and Tommie. I even have two dogs. Their names are Manny and Belle. Manny is brown and he is a good catcher and he‘s six years old. Belle is white. She‘s not that good at catching things but she is playful and she is three. I like sports. My favorite sport is basketball. It is really, really fun. My favorite food is meat. My favorite meat is drumsticks. I have a pretty mom and an awesome mom! I have a nice dad and he‘s also really awesome. I have an awesome grandmother and an awesome grandfather. I have a small house, too. I do not like homework! I love summer. Sometimes I like school. I have a lot of friends. Tommie Bost - Tommie is 5 years old and is happy to be playing a ―small who.‖ This is her first show with Musical Me Theater, but her older sisters Taete and Tanner have been in the other shows. Her dream role is Belle in Beauty and the Beast. She would like to thank her family and friends. Cierra Boutin - This is Cierra‘s 3rd show with Musical Me. She was the dogcatcher in Annie Jr. and is the Cat in the Hat. This is her first time being a lead and she believes and thanks the cast for all they do. She also wishes Mrs. Ashley, Kevin, Calypso and all the counselors for what they do. She loves acting, singing, synchronized swimming and dancing. Her dream role is Wendy in Peter Pan. She is going into the 5 th grade and is going to be a safety patrol and thinks the show will be great. After this show she is going to do The Music Man and Peter Pan. She also wants to thank her mom, dad, Carling, Darryl, Derrick, her cousins and her friends Zoe and Kira. She thinks the cast is the reason this show is possible. She hopes to see YOU doing these shows. Hope you like it! Ally Chance – Ally is a hardworking student with awesome grades. She loves to hang with friends, swim, bike and of course, sing and dance. And she wants everyone to know she‘s got swag! Avery Colon - Avery is a new comer and is creative. He is 8 years old and likes video games. He is good at mental math and timing. He is right handed and his zodiac is Sagittarius. His favorite sport is soccer. He is great at defense and offense. Keep watch for this cool who/fish/squirrel in the show! Julianna D’Alto - My name is Julianna. My dream roll is Cinderella because she is sweet and kind. I‘m 8 and a half. I‘m going into 3 rd grade. I‘m a bird girl and my name is Amber.

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Who’s Who In The Cast: Tesslyn Dahl - Hi this is Tesslyn. In this show she plays a May Who, a fox and a fish. She likes cupcakes and chicken noodle soup. She would like to play Peter Pan in the upcoming show. When she grows up she wants to be an architect. Tesslyn likes art, swimming, soccer, the beach and lots of other stuff. She has done one other show with Mrs. Ashley and she wants to thank Tova, Beth, Kevin, Calypso and Mrs. Ashley and the junior counselors. She also wants to thank everyone in her family. Everyone except Caleb that is, just kidding (kind of).

Ethan Dixon - Ethan is happy to be back at Musical Me Theater. He plays the spikedhaired wickersham and he played Razul the Palace Guard in Aladdin. He would like to thank his parents for signing him up.

Elin Ebner - Elin 6 years old and is a ―small who.‖ This is her first show with Musical Me. She love singing and dancing. She wants to be a professional singer when she grows up. Her dream role is to play Horton. She would like to thank Mrs. Ashley, Ms. Tova and Mr. Kevin.

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Who’s Who In The Cast: Elie Freeman - Elie is 11 years old and she is playing the part of Mrs. Mayor. She would like to play the part of Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods. She would like to thank her parents for letting Elie live her dream! She would also like to give a great big shout out to the cast, AWESOME JOB EVERYONE! Break a leg!!

Sarah Freeman - Sara Freeman is 11 years old and is a giraffe, a Who and a fish in the production of Seussical Jr. This is her first show with Musical Me Theatre and she‘s super excited! Someday she‘d like to perform in a play she wrote herself. Her favorite part of this musical is the music because she loves singing (and anything lime green)! And of course she loves working with Mrs. Ashley and the staff and says a triple thank you to all of them. Enjoy the show!

Troy Freeman - Troy is in first grade and in the show he‘s going to be a monkey in the show and his favorite show is baseball. Zach Freeman - Zach Freeman has been in 1 production before this and it was a sort of kinda of a push that brought him to Seussical Jr. as the Cat who wears a hat. He enjoys taekwondo and is a blue belt. He was a born actor and would like to thank his parents and the directors for helping him be his best.

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Who’s Who In The Cast: Scott Geon - Scott Geon is so happy to be in this play. He‘s done Annie as Rooster and Godspell as Joe in We Beseech and now Horton in Seussical. He wants to thank Mrs. Ashley, Ms. Tova, Ms. Beth, Mr. Kevin and himself and his mom and dad. Don‘t forget to cheer me on!

Lily Goede - Lily Goede is a great singer and is perfect for this show. She is always in Character and never stops smiling only when she is supposed to. Lily has two little brothers one little sister and one dog, Zuzu. She would like to thank the junior camp counselors, cast and Linda. We hope you enjoy Seussical!

Harrison Grooms - Hello my name is Harrison Grooms. My favorite colors are blue, dark pink and purple. This is my first Musical Me camp, but I have been doing drama with Mrs. Ashley since 1st grade. I have really enjoyed this camp, and I am happy there are so many nice people in it. Elizabeth Guerrero – Elizabeth is 13 years old. She has been doing Musical Me for three years. In this show, she is a who, a giraffe, and a fish. Her favorite color is black. She would like to thank Mrs. Ashley for starting MMT, and letting her live her dreams.

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Who’s Who In The Cast: Austin Halvosa - Austin Halvosa is awesome! He loves being Horton in the play. He also learned something new; a person‘s a person no matter how small. He made a lot of friends. He loves making jokes and having fun. Plus he loves being a marshmallow. Yaaaay marshmallows!! I would like to thank my parents, Laura and Will Halvosa. Also, Lance Baltzley. This is so cool. AUSTIN IS A MASHMALLOW!

Veronica Hoang - My name is Veronica. I am 8 years old. My favorite color is all colors. I love fruit. I love singing, dancing and acting. I loved Seussical Jr. I am going into the 3 rd grade. A lot of people call me a diva queen. I play the piano. Julia Howland - Julia is in 6th grade. She has enjoyed Musical Me Theatre and all the plays she has done. This is definitely her favorite play. She wants to thank everyone who supported her to do this. Drama is a big part in her life and she hopes this will be a great show. She hopes you enjoy the show! Brooklyn Jarman - This is Brooklyn‘s first show with Musical Me. She is playing a Who, a tiger, and fish and a giraffe. She is very happy to be apart of this production. This has kept her occupied for most of the summer. She would like to thank her dad, Mrs. Ashley, Ms. Linda, her mom and Vivian for being someone to stand up to. Lindsay Jenkins—Lindsay is playing Sour Kangaroo in Suessical Jr and is very excited! She wants to be in other plays, too. She wants to play Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games and Mockingjay. She loves acting and will always do it if she can! Makena Lang - My name is Makena Lang and I am 10 years old. My favorite color is purple and this is my first play. I do tumbling, horse back riding and piano. I love TV, candy and animals. I am in 5th grade and I go to Queen of Peace Academy. I love to read chapter books without pictures. My favorite animal is a bunny.

Phoenix Lerner - I am Phoenix. I am an athlete and I like to play video games. I have a dog and she is the sweetest dog in the world. Graham Louis - Graham is in 4th grade and his favorite food is spaghetti. His favorite sport is baseball and favorite watersport is wake boarding.

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Who’s Who In The Cast: Varija Mai - Varija is 9 years old and in 4th grade. She loves acting and has been in Musical Me for quite a while. I want to thank my family and actors/directors for putting on a great show.\ Ally Mandese - Ally is very excited to be doing Seussical and to be working with all of her cast members again. This is her second performance with Mrs. Ashley, but did afterschool classes with her for many years. She played the part of Iago in Aladdin and is now doing the part of Jojo. She would also like to thank Mrs. Ashley, the camp counselors and her fellow cast members who she couldn‘t have done this without. She dreams of being on Broadway someday and is very happy to be in this production. Jada Marken - is 10 year old and is Thing 2. She loves Musical Me. She wants to be a junior camp counselor one day. I‘ve done 3 shows. Also, written 3; all are awesome. I want to thank everyone, even people in Japan. Mary Carolina McCoy - Hello my name is Mary Caroline McCoy. I am 6. My favorite color is red. I am in 2nd grade. I hope you enjoy your report on me!

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Who’s Who In The Cast: Lauren Monk - My name is Lauren. I like sports like soccer and volleyball. I love the movies like Harry Potter. I am a tiger and am in the Whodunnit family. I am 8, turning 9. I like art and drama. I have a sister and her name is Olivia and she also did 2 years of this camp. I would like to thank my mom for letting me come here. Hope you enjoy the show. Olivia Mossler—This is Olivia‘s third show with MMT. She plays Mayzie and hopes to be in Peter Pan next summer. She also enjoys gymnastics. Olivia wants to thank Mrs. Ashley for all the hard work she has put into the show. Olivia thanks her parents and her BFF Rachel for always believing in her! Kendall Payne - My name is Kendall. I have one brother. His name is Ethan. My name in the play is Kendy Who Berry. Lexi Phillips - Lexi is playing the role of Mayzie La Bird. Seussical is Lexi‘s first play with Musical Me Theater even though she has done many plays before. Lexi loves theatre and is super excited for the show this year. Lexi‘s dream role would be Tiger Lily in Peter Pan but being Mayzie has been a fun and exciting experience for her. Tiger Lily is the main dancer in the play, which Lexi thinks would be super fun. Lexi loves acting, singing and dancing. She would like to thank Rachel for being a fun dance buddy, and all the staff for letting us live our dreams.

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Who’s Who In The Cast: Chole Puckett - Hi my name is Chloe. I play a bunny, a fish, a jungle animal and a circus animal and a Who. My dream is to be a ballerina. I am a bunny and a Who.

Alison Rubin - Hi, I‘m Alison Rubin. I play a dear a fish and a Who in the play. My dream roll is Galinda in Wicked. When I grow up I want to be a vet. This is my first show! I am very excited to perform for you.

Rachel Rubin – Rachel is playing Gertrude McFuzz in this production, her 4 th show with Musical Me Theatre. She has done every show except Godspell, and is so proud to be apart of such a professional, fun company. Her dream role is Wendy in Peter Pan, but playing Gertrude in Seussical has been such a great experience. She loves to act, sing and dance but especially dance- she hopes to be a Broadway dancer someday. She would like to thank the staff, especially Ms. Ashley, Tova and Kevin. Oh, and who could forget to thank Cassidy and Linda? She would also like to thank her family and friends for their support. She would especially like to give a big thanks to Lexi for being a great dance partner and helping her reach her goal of having the 2 of them create 25 dance routines by the end of the camp.

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Who’s Who In The Cast: Ryan Savage – Ryan Savage really likes acting. He wants to be in the Music Man. He is Mr. Mayor in Seussical. He‘s so excited. He was in Annie, he was Drake the Butler. This is his second play he‘s done. He wants to thank his whole cast Calypso, Ashley, Kevin, Tova. His dream roll is Harold Hill in the Music Man. He wants to thank Musical Me Theater, too. Luke Sechrest - Luke Sechrest is 10 years old. As you probably know he‘s fabulous. His favorite word is moop. His favorite dinosaur is the Moopasuarusrex. His motto is ―I‘ll sing at your wedding.‖ His least favorite thing is getting constipated. Luke is a marshmallow. Emma Smith - Emma is sooooooooooooooooooo excited for Seussical. Her dream role is Wendy or Peter in Peter Pan. You may have seen her last in Godspell Jr, Her most recent show. And she is proud to say she has been in every Musical Me production; such as (in order) Beauty and the Beast Jr. (chorus), Aladdin Jr. (chorus), Annie (Pepper, her first lead), Godspell (Light of the World soloist), and now this! Emma wants to thank her friends and family and of course Mrs. Ashley, Kevin, Beth, Calypso, and Tova. And I won‘t forget our junior camp counselors, Linda, Cassidy and Emma G. Peace out home dogs! PS in Annie, Sandy (the dog is awesome), go Tebow (the dog)!

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Who’s Who In The Cast: Elizabeth Smyder - Hi my name is Elizabeth Smyder. In Seussical Jr. I am a Who in the Whodunnit family and I am a fish and a fox. I am seven years old. My birthday is November 4th. My favorite color is purple and light green. Ava Standridge - Ava has done 3 shows with Musical Me and has a good time in all of them but is kinda nervous because she has never had so many solos in all of the plays she has done. She has also never been a kangaroo either! She would also like to thank her parents for letting her do the play! Now also remember, Ava is AWESOME! Amanda Thompson - Amanda plays the Yertle the Turtle. Yertle wants to give a big shout out to her parents and directors for how awesome they are, and kids...stay in school! Cameron Varvel - Cameron is in 6th grade and this is her 3rd show with Musical Me. Seussical is her favorite play that she has done with Musical Me Theatre. Why you may ask? Because it is more of a challenge and the biggest show she has been in. Cameron has had a passion for music since forever. Cameron would like to thank her mom and dad for supporting her. She hopes that you enjoy the show!

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Who’s Who In The Cast: Siena Watson - Siena is 6. She loves Cinderella. She is playing a Small Who! She wants to thank Mrs. Drama Mamma and Shane, her brother. Mahaila Wiggins - Hi my name is Mahaila. I am 7. I do cheerleading and love soccer. I am a pageant shower. My favorite colors are blue and green. I am in 2nd grade. My favorite food is macaroni and in the play I am a fish and a tiger and a Who Berry. My birthday is January 15 th and I like makeup and hair braiding and I like music. I want to thank Ms. Lynette, Mrs. Ashley and Mr. Shawn. Nina Zhang - Nina likes to play piano, tennis, dance, and act. She is 9 years old and this is her first time in Musical Me. She is a student at Joseph Williams Elementary School. She is going to 4th grade next semester. Nina loves to spend her time reading and playing tennis. Her favorite subjects are reading and writing. She is in the magnet program. She would like to thank her parents, who are in the audience, for all the support and kindness.

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Who’s Who In The Crew: Ashley McPherson, Director—Ashley has been directing in Gainesville, FL for over five years. She credits her start in this community with The Gainesville Community Playhouse, where she is currently on the Executive Board as the Marketing Director. She attended The University of Florida under the interest of Psychology. Prior to her start in directing, Ashley was an orthodontic assistant at Cohen and Montini Orthodontics. Her acting credits include; "Oliver!" (Chorus), "Grease" (Principal McGee), "Into the Woods" (Cinderella), "Hello, Dolly!" (Chorus), "Sweet Charity" (Chorus), "Will Rogers Follies" (Mary), "Bye Bye Birdie" (Alice), "Oklahoma" (Chorus), "The Wizard of Oz" (Chorus), "The Music Man" (Chorus). Her production credits include "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (Vocal Director), "The Producers" (Vocal Director), "Pippin" (Vocal Director and Assistant Director), and "Grease" (Vocal Director). She is also a local piano teacher and enjoys helping children develop a passion for music. She loves working with kids and is excited to offer children the opportunity to act in musical theater. Ashley also has two beautiful kids: Amy (3) and SJ (1 1/2) and thanks her loving husband, Scott, for all of his help

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Who’s Who In The Crew: Kevin Anderson, Choreographer—Kevin has 9 years of dance experience. He has trained at Pofahls dance studio for 5 years and at New Dimensions Dance Company in Orlando, Fl with Dawhone Perry in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, swing, lyrical and musical theater. Kevin has also worked as a student teacher and choreographer for a musical theater course taught by Susan Christophy. Kevin is now the coach of Gainesville High School's Royal dance team. Dance credits: The Nutcracker (Party boy, Uncle Dosselmeyer), Showbiz National Competition: high gold, platinum winner 2 years in a row. Theatrical credits: Hurricane Players: "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" (Snoopy), "Fiddler on the Roof" (Mordcha), "Oklahoma" (Fred), "The Shadow Box" (Mark), "The Wizard of Oz" (Scarecrow), "Godspell" (Judas/John the baptist). Star Center: "Dreamgirls" (Marty/chorus). Vam York Theater: "The Wiz" (Scarecrow), "Soul of Broadway", "Anything Goes" (Sailor), and "Rent" (Collins). He has also earned Gainesville Community Playhouse's Laura Carmichael award and critics choice for monologues at district 2 conference. He will be attending the Performing Arts Program at Santa Fe College in the fall. Kevin is thrilled to work at Musical Me Theater and to teach kids something new. Tova Blasberg, Assistant Director -- Tova Blasberg is so excited to be joining the Musical Me Team! She is currently a junior at the University of North Florida pursuing a recreational programming major. She's lived in Israel for a year doing community service work, and is a former cast member of Disney world. The constants in her life are her passion for theater and her love for kids. She has worked as a counselor at Camp Interlachen for three years, and spent last past summer as a unit leader. There, she co-choreographed Honk the musical and directed Aladdin Junior. She is also very involved in Gainesville Community Theater. She held supporting lead roles at the Gainesville Community Playhouse in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and "Hello, Dolly!" And ensemble roles in "Jane Eyre" and "The Wiz." She is can't wait to pour her energy and heart into Musical Me. It's going to be an awesome summer!

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Who’s Who In The Crew: Calypso Meyers, Choreographer—Calypso has 16 years of dance experience from Pofahl's Dance Studio with extensive training in ballet, point, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical, african, fosse, ballroom, character, swing, and broadway. She recently graduated from Gainesville High School where she was an assistant teacher and choreographer for the musical theatre class taught by Ms. Susan Christophy. She received a working scholarship while dancing at Pofahls and was a junior company member for Dance Alive National Ballet. She has created original choreography for shows such as "Hair", "Godspell", and "Working". Her dance credits include; "The Nutcracker" (Clara, Little Doll, Corps de Ballet), "Dracula" (Graveyard Bride), "Robin Hood" (Townsperson), "Frankenstein" (Child), and "Lady Bug: Action Hero" (Little Girl - Originated). Her acting credits include; "Anything Goes" (Virtue), "Wizard of Oz" (Dorothy), "You're a Good Man ,Charlie Brown" (Woodstock), "Fiddler on the Roof" (Villager), "Godspell" (Solo dancer), "Hair" (Dance Captain), "Once on this Island" (Young Ti Moune), "Ragtime" (Little Girl), "Pippin" (Theo), and "Annie" (Molly). She is currently attending Santa Fe College with dance scholarship and was part of the grand opening for their new Fine Arts Hall. She loves working with kids and is so grateful to be part of such a wonderful program.

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Who’s Who In The Crew: Elizabeth Telg, Assistant Director—Elizabeth is a senior at Southeastern University studying journalism and public relations. She is the campus wide coordinator for productions at SEU. This summer she will be returning to Uganda for the second time to work and teach at schools. She is excited to return to Gainesville in the spring and work with Musical Me once again! Although she has taken a little break from being in productions, previous performances include ―Grease‖ (Sandy), ―Little Women‖ (Jo), ―Into the Woods‖ (Little Red), ―Oklahoma!‖ (Laurie), and ―Hello, Dolly!‖ (Chorus) . Her family is the reason she has not thrown in the towel on her crazy dreams, they are everything. Thanks to Ashley, Kevin, Tova, Calypso, Cassidy and Linda for being so great to work with!

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Dr. Seuss Trivia 1. Dr. Seuss‘s real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. 2. After being caught at a party during the Prohibition era, Theodor was forced to continue writing for Dartmouth‘s paper under a pseudonym. Thus, Dr. Seuss was born. 3. The correct pronunciation of the name rhymed with ―voice‖ rather than ―goose,‖ but Seuss eventually gave in to the popular pronunciation. 4. Although he is famous for his children books, he never had any children himself. 5. Seuss had a closet next to his studio filled with hats sent to him from children around the world. 6. ―Green Eggs and Ham‖ was written on a dare, after a publisher bet him $50 he couldn‘t write a book using only 50 different words. 7. Seuss Landing, an area of Universal Studios theme park made especially for small children, does not feature a single straight line anywhere in keeping with Seuss‘ vision. 8. ―Cat in the Hat‖ was written to promote literacy, after a 1954 report on illiteracy concluded that children found books to be boring. 9. Dr. Seuss has an even bigger impact on pop culture than you might think. The first recorded instance of the word ―nerd‖is in Seuss‘ ‗If I Ran the Zoo‘ published in 1950. 10. Like many of Seuss‘ books, ‗Horton Hears a Who‘ was not just about an elephant hearing tiny voices, but an allegory for America‘s treatment of post-war Japan. The small country needed the support of a large country to get back on its feet after the devastation of WWII, and Seuss wrote about Horton‘s plight with the Who after a trip to war torn Hiroshima. The book was dedicated to a friend of his in Japan.

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