Garden Street School of the Performing Arts invites you to join the cast of
SIGN UP TODAY FOR OUR NEW MUSICAL!
Seussical: The Musical
WHEN: Starts January 3rd-June 20th! This class rehearses on Wednesdays from 4:30pm-6pm
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"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who 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 in 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. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Anna Hentz brings 30 years of experience directing, teaching and performing to Garden Street School of the Performing Arts. Anna directed our Summer Stage Production of Snow White, and in little under a week crafted a show that was fully developed with sets, costumes, lights, props, and a cast of students whom came to life on stage! Anna is an expert at working with children of all ages. She holds her M.Ed in Instructional Technology from St. Joseph's University, M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Pennsylvania State University, and B.S. in Elementary Education with High Distinction and with Honors in Education - University Scholar from Pennsylvania State University. In addition to her academic career, she has directed over 60 shows, and has held leading roles in countless productions. Some of Anna'a favorite roles include Mother in Ragtime, Mama Rose in Gypsy, Mama Mortan in Chicago, and Eva Peron in Evita. Recently Anna has performed with famed Ben Cameron in NYC's Broadway Sessions, and starred in the roles of Stacy, and Doris in A Hoboken Tale. She is thrilled to be back at Garden Street where she will also work with our competition team, guide actors in High School and College audition prep, and develop the theatre department.
ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHER
Annie McLoughlin is the owner and director of Garden Street School of the Performing Arts. She has been a female entrepreneur in the arts, in Hoboken since 2004. As a successful business owner, she has grown the studio from 40 students to over 500 on a weekly basis. She is a patron of the arts, and prides herself in employing the most independent artists under one roof, in Hoboken, NJ. Annie began her dance career at a young age, and has studied with Anne Reinking, George Callahan, Joe Iste, Joe Lanteri, Mia Michaels, Jeff Edmond, and more. She has studied in NYC and LA. Annie is classically trained in Vaganova Ballet, Graham, Horton, and Limon Modern Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop, African Dance, and Tap. Prior to opening the studio Annie taught and choreographed at Columbia University in NYC, as well as dance studios throughout the country. She was a choreographer for The Orchesis Dance Company, and is the founder of the Annie Mac Dance Company. Under her guidance, Garden Street School of the Performing Arts recently won the title of Best Studio at Access Broadway. Recently Annie danced alongside Tabatha Arocho, and Joanna Barry as the fairy/elf dancers in the original musical, A Hoboken Tale. Annie has been working with young dancers in theatre and classical dance for the past 20 years, and is thrilled to be choreographing Seussical.