Rose Theatre Presents Seussical
American Rose Theatre presents Seussical The Musical, the
popular Broadway musical based on classic Dr. Seuss characters, in a show that is not just for kids.
summer production will present an adult cast and a youth cast production of SEUSSICAL
the MUSICAL at Theatre at the Mount in Rancho Penasquitos this summer with
ten performances July 17 – 26.
Jones directs and choreographs both casts for this production, with Brian
Hammond serving as musical director. Jones
has worked extensively in professional theaters including Starlight and Lyric
Opera, as well as with young people, teaching drama at Mt Carmel High School.
She’s an ideal fit with ART’s mission to offer professional quality
training to young performers. Hammond’s
credits include roles at the San Diego Rep, Sea World, Legoland and Starlight,
as well as touring nationally and internationally with VEE Entertainment's Dragontales
Live! He received the 2008 Aubrey Award for Best Musical Direction, has held
teaching positions with the Coronado School of the Arts and Young Audiences of San
Diego, and is currently a teaching artist for the La Jolla Playhouse.
cast of over 30 is comprised of working professionals, experienced student
actors and a few newcomers to stage. ART
management decided early in planning to double cast the show with an adult cast
and a youth cast (ages 7 to 24), with the intent is to provide the student
actors an opportunity to work side by side with the professionals in a teaching
environment. Each cast will perform 5 shows each; with the student
actors appearing as ensemble actors in the adult show.
opens with The
Cat in the Hat (Trevor Sanderson in the Adult Cast / Alexis Rogers in the youth
cast), pulling a young “thinker” - Jojo (Emma Moore / Christian Carillo)
into a familiar, yet off-kilter world filled with characters right out of Dr.
Seuss’ books. The story takes
Jojo, and the audience into an imaginary world, where we encounter familiar
Seuss characters. But the story is much more than that.
It’s about the romance between the clueless Horton the Elephant
(Christopher T. Miller in the adult cast/Brandon Axtell in the youth cast) and
his shy next-door-neighbor, Gertrude McFuzz (Kerianne Rice / Elizabeth Morse),
and the friendship between Horton and Jojo and the Who’s.
There’s even a little drama as the hapless Whos cope
with the things they have no control over, until Horton comes to their rescue.
The irrepressible Mayzie La Bird, an incubating egg and a circus, sideline their
rescue. The message of the story – “A person’s a person, no matter
how small,” will resonate with kids of all ages.
is a tale about
growing up and learning to count on others.
There is a sweet romance and sharp comedy that is sassy, but accessible
to all. Truly Broadway at its best!
out the cast is: Michelle Molbegott and Alexa Querin as the Sour Kangaroo, Dylan
Gervais as The Mayor, Janelle Jorgensen and Anna Heil as Mrs. Mayor, Wendy
Matsutani, Alyssa McClintick, Meagan Pticher, Kayla Schaffroth as the Bird
Girls, Jordon Malbrough as General
Gengus Khan Schmitz, Erin Hunzeker, Garrett Slack and Alec Sobejana as the
Wickershams, along with Sophia
Delange, Ida Fariba, Kirsten Haden, Jazley Genovese, Santana Jimenez, Sarah Razo,
Shelley Pasqueretta, Ed Smith, Jason Taylor, Jake Wascher.
numbers include “Oh the Thinks”, “Horton Hears a Who”, “Alone in the
Universe”, “Amayzing Mayzie”, “How Lucky You Are”, “Havin’ a
Hunch”, “Solla, Sollew” and “Notice Me, Horton”.
Friday, July 17
07:30pm Adult Cast
18 02:00pm ART Youth – with 1:30pm pre-show concert Broadway Magic
18 07:30pm Adult Cast
Sunday, July 19
02:00pm ART Youth – with 1:30pm pre-show concert Broadway Magic
Sunday, July 19
06:00pm Adult Cast
23 07:30pm Youth Cast
Friday, July 24
07:30pm Adult Cast
25 02:00pm Youth Cast
Saturday, July 25 07:30pm Adult Cast
Sunday, July 26
01:00pm Youth Cast
priced at $16 for general admission, $13 for students, seniors and active
military and $12 for children, and $10 for groups of 20 or more, available by
visiting the online box office at www.americanrosetheatre.com
or at the box office at Theatre at the Mount on show dates.
to the July 18 & 19 matinees include a 1:30pm sneak peek pre-show concert of
Broadway Magic featuring young performers ages 5 to 24 – beginners to
professionals – singing Broadway and Pop hits.
Rose Theatre is a nonequity 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to create and produce performing arts that serve and
educate the community. Our youth arm works to develop talent in children and
young adults who plan on pursuing the performing arts in college and beyond.