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WHEN: Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 20. Friday and Saturday
performances are at 8 pm. Sunday performances are at 2 pm.
WHERE: Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St., Bound Brook
Based on works by Dr.
Seuss. Music by Stephen Flaherty - Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens - Book by Lynn
Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty - Co-Created by Stephen Flaherty, Lynn
Ahrens & Eric Idle.
Seussical follows the
entertaining adventures of Horton the Elephant who must protect his
friends, in the tiny world of Whoville, from the naysayers of the
Jungle of Nool. He is also entrusted with the task of guarding the
abandoned egg of Amazing Mayzie. Horton faces ridicule, danger,
kidnapping, and a trial. The powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and
community are challenged and emerge triumphant in this beautiful story,
perfect for the kid in everyone.
Dr. Seuss's beloved
characters are brought to life in Seussical by some of New Jersey's
most talented performers- The Cat in the Hat - Zach Mazouat (West
Orange), Horton the Elephant - Mark Zebro, Jr. (Middlesex), Jojo -
Wyatt Botsko-Bridge (Edison), Gertrude McFuzz - Lindsey Dress (Iselin),
Mayzie La Bird - Rosie Monaghan (Milltown), Mr. Mayor - Steven
Leshchanka (Florham Park), Mrs. Mayor - Aubrey Bridge (Edison), General
Schmitz - Phil Trechak (Old Bridge), Sour Kangaroo - Daisha Davis
(Newark), The Wickershams - Alexander Portera (East Brunswick), Jack
Tomy (Whitehouse Station) & Jackson Bartle (Piscataway), Bird Girls
- Melissa Calicchio (Aberdeen), Elizabeth Colagrande (South Bound
Brook) & Julia Velmer (Somerset), Thing 1 - Brian Butterfield
(Bloomfield), Thing 2 - Alexandria Robles (Princeton), The Grinch -
Ethan Garry (Metuchen), Vlad Vladikoff - James Barton (Piscataway) and
Nate Street (New Brunswick).
Additional cast members
include Daniel Bross (Bound Brook) - Regina Bross (Bound Brook) -
Ashley Hamilton (Piscataway) - Raul Hernandez (Piscataway) - Nansi
Krauss (Kendall Park) - William Lomassaro (North Brunswick) - Lou
Mastro (South Amboy) - Francine Mondi (North Brunswick) - Robert
Morbee-Musano (Union) - Najm Muhammad (Piscataway) - Jessica Musolino
(North Brunswick) - Nicole Pepe (Stirling) - Melissa Pinto (North
Brunswick) - Alex Ridder (Flemington) - Angela Ronan (Manalapan) - Allison
Schaechter (New Brunswick) - Jade Scharnikow (Piscataway) - Jillian
Seussical is Produced by
Andrew S. Golden (Dunellen) - Directed by Christopher J. Guell (New
Brunswick) - Musically Directed by David F. Shirley (Ocean Township) -
Choreographed by Adam J. Vincent of Vincent Dance (Little Egg Harbor) -
Stage Managed by Elaina Misciagna (Avenel) - Assistant Directed by Gail
Woerner (Dunellen) -Costumed by Alex Ridder (Flemington) - Set Design
by Ben Menaham (Milltown) - Wig Design by Don Olah (New Brunswick) -
Scenic Art by Yvonne Mikalopas (North Brunswick) - Assistant Stage
Managed by Henry Leger (Edison) - Assistant Musically Directed by
Amanda Zook (Middlesex) - Puppet Designed by Mike Patierno (Middlesex).