Albany Civic Theater – Albany, OR

Albany Civic Theater - Albany, OR

now in our 70th season

Seussical Jr. - ACT Summer Camp (Special Event)

by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty

Directed by: Rebecca Douglas

Summer Camp Dates: July 29 – August 16

Performances: August 16, 17(m), 17, 23, 24(m), 24

Costs: Camp Fee: $150 (Sibling discounts available; Some scholarships available)

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical Jr., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. 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!

Director

Rebecca Douglas has been involved in community theater for thirty years!  Some of her local credits include: ACT’s Annie as Grace Ferrell, Big Fish as Josephine, Shrek as the Witch, Avenue Q as Lucy and Mrs. T., Thoroughly Modern Millie as Alice, Meet Me in St. Louis as Anna Smith, The Music Man as Eulalie Shinn, and Hello, Dolly! as Ernestina Money.   She also directed Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr., The Wizard of Oz, Once on this Island Jr. and At First Sight, and served as vocal director for The Wizard of Oz, Man of La Mancha, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as assistant director for Treasure Island and Excalibur! The Story of Young King Arthur and as stage manager for Shakespeare for Kids.  She also performed in On the Verge and Annie Get Your Gun at CCT, An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein with Pipe Dream Theatre, Majestic Eight and The Little Mermaid with the Majestic Theatre.  She has also directed a number of shows for CCT and Majestic Education.  She is the Musical Director for Jefferson elementary school’s Spring Musical in Corvallis.  She is co-directing The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in addition to the summer camp program.

Director’s email: rbbailey@hotmail.com

Cast of Characters

The Cat In The Hat: Abby Hobson
Jojo: Jesse Leffler
Horton The Elephant: Kasper O’Neill
Gertrude Mcfuzz: Mia Fisk
Mayzie La Bird: Becca Emry
Sour Kangaroo: Emily Hobson
Young Kangaroo: Nicki Ito
The Wickersham Brothers: Thor Halichishick, Alayna HammerAdam Keeling, Brock Neill, Kennedy Sell, Jerrod Vester
The Whos: Elliott Behan, Sailor Brubaker, Preston Froman, Lokelani “Loke” Halichishick, Dallas Headley, Neve KalbererOlivia Kattre, Will Leventhal, Carleigh “Rue” Lima, Jessica May, Audrey Merwin, Katie O’Brien, Piper Planalp, Cara Raze, Dimitri Schukow, Alexie Sierra-Vivero, Allie Stephen, Gidion Vester
Mr. Mayor: Logan Rud
Mrs. Mayor: Mallory Parker
Jungle Creatures: Evie Daniels, Hadley Huzefka, Phoebie Yeater
The Grinch: Grayson McMullen
Yertle The Turtle: Miranda Winder
Vlad Vladikoff: Gabriel Benfield
Bird Girls: Emily Clark, Jaci Hadder, Nora Howard, Maddie Merwin, Quinny Riseley, Sammie Vester
Crew: Esme Bohlen, Hailey Eckstein, Sam HowerdMia Leffler, Zoey Leventhal