North Putnam Thespian troupe presents "Seussical"

Monday, March 30, 2009
"Seussical" opens Friday at North Putnam High School. North Putnam Thespian Troupe is presenting the show. Cast includes Sandy St. Victor as Sour Kangaroo, Jesse Small as JoJo, Rachel Smith as Mayzie, Nic Stanley as Horton, Amber Jones as The Cat In The Hat and Jennifer Ashmore as Gertrude.

In celebration of Dr. Seuss, "Seussical" will be presented Friday and Saturday by North Putnam Thespian Troupe. The performances will be at 7:30 p.m. each night in the gymnasium of North Putnam High School.

Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

"Seussical" is a parade of well-known characters beginning with "The Cat in the Hat" played by Amber Jones and "Horton the Elephant" played by Nic Stanley.

The cast includes Mayzie (Rachel Smith), Gertrude (Jennifer Ashmore), Sour Kangaroo (Sandy St. Victor) JoJo (Jesse Small), The Mayor (Jared James) and his wife (Brianna Smith).

To round out the cast of characters, there will be General Schmitz (Kyle Cunningham), The Wickershams (Brandi Powers and Michale Hall), The Bird Girls (Cara Stanley, Taylor Badten and Megan Schutter) and Yertle the Turtle (Brian Hubbard).

Supporting the cast are the Whos and Cadets, played by Katlyn Lawyer, Roxanne Long, Kirstin Mindiola, Samantha Ferry, Cheyanne Beaman, Robin Downton, Megan Farmer, Shelby Hall, Rachel Kientz, Rachel Kolcheck, Katie Lasiter, Jaclyn Roush, Elizabeth Stein, Destiny Surber, Rebekah Thomas, Harley Carnes, Shelbi Cash, Shannon Althause, Madison Carnes, Breanna Clements, Ellese Cox, Lindsey Davis, Cheyenne Elliott, Andi Foltz, Justine Harlan, Chelsea Kiger, Megan Plessinger, Emmy Rees, Ashley Stevens and Casey Storkman.

Linda Gjesvold is directing the show with vocal direction by Kelly Thomas. Thomas and Ashley Cook created the choreography. Kathi Elliott will play the piano with orchestra accompaniment under the direction of Rachel Clyngenpeel and John Pinson.

Vanessa Green, Carrie Hull and Brittany Limp will be in charge of sound. Brad Kimbler, David Muck, Emily Haas, D.J. Hubbard, Emmy Rees and Jamaica Rees will have lighting and crew duties.

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