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THEATRE WORKSHOP OF NANTUCKET ANNOUNCES
Seussical The Musical
Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss
Music By Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Directed and Choreographed by Hannah Jo Weisberg
Musical Direction by Nick Wilders
July 23 - August 10
Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street
Professional Theatre For Young Audiences
All Tickets $15
Dr. Seuss' beloved characters characters come to life in this musical tale; including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. 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.
"Small has always been big in the world of Dr. Seuss, where the battles fought by underdogs, outcasts, and freethinkers are championed in squiggly line and rhythmic rhyme. In the numerous children’s books and television specials by the good doctor, otherwise known as Theodor Geisel, words of wisdom often come from the tiniest larynxes."
~The New York Times~
"a combination of vulnerable but assured performances and simple but eye-popping stagecraft adds up to a well-honed family show with a surprising amount of soul."
~The Chicago Tribune~
"Seussical is full of gems, from the infectious opener ("Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!") to the finale."
• Hannah Bonnett as Sour Kangaroo
• Melissa Brausch as Bird Girl #1/Mrs. Mayor
• Andrew Daume as Understudy/Ensemble
• Liz Erardi as Mayzie
• Gabby Fee as JoJo
• Jameson May as Horton
• Cate Oberly as Bird Girl #3
• Abraham Shaikh as Wickersham #2
• Tyler Sodoma as Wickersham #1 /Yertle
• Brooke Sweeney as Gertrude
• Cody Westbrook as Cat in the Hat
• Zach Stark as Mr. Mayor/Vlad Vladikoff
• John Vento as Wickersham #3
• Skyler Wright as Bird Girl #2/Dance Captain
Hannah Bonnett is thrilled to be joining the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket team! She recently made her Off-Broadway debut in The Big Bang Theory Musical Parody playing Bernadette and originated the role of Peg in Heart of Stone at The Proctors Theatre. She would like to thank the cast and crew and Mom for making everything else possible. Hannah is signed with Bercy Talent Management. For Dad.
Melissa Brausch is a California Native who is over-the-moon excited to be spending her summer nights in beautiful Nantucket, MA! Some favorite credits include: Disaster! (Marianne) with Sacramento Theatre Company as well as Annie! (Grace), The Producers (Ulla), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania) and Reefer Madness! (Mary Lane). Love to her amazing family and friends! @melisaurusrx
Andrew Daume is very excited to be a part of this production of Grease with TWN. He grew up on Nantucket and is a sophomore at NHS. Andrew has been part of Nantucket theater since he was 8. Previous roles include; Christmas Story (Ralphie) and Annie (Rooster). Andrew would like to thank
Justin Cerne and TWN for including him in an amazing production and his family for supporting him in his journey.
Liz Erardi is thrilled to spend the summer at Theatre Workshop of Nantucket! Previous credits: Carrie in “Carrie” at SpeakEasy Stage Company, Logainne in “Spelling Bee” at the Theater Barn and Jo in “Little
Women” at Seacoast Rep. She is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and is also a yoga teacher and a proud board and staff member of CIC Theater Company. Love to her supportive parents and friends.
Gabrielle Robin Fee is in 7th grade at the Cyrus Peirce Middle School. This is her 4th production with TWN. She began her acting adventure on the TWN stage in The Wizard of Oz, when she was just 4 years old. When she is not acting, she enjoys ballet and swims competitively for USA Swimming. I
thank my parents for their constant love, support and countless rides to the theater, pool and dance studio.
Jameson May Rising senior at Pace University pursuing a BFA in Musical Theater with an Environmental Studies minor. Appeared in New Light Theatre’s production of Next to Normal. Singer-songwriter whose work has been performed at 54 Below. Debut EP “Better Plans” can be found on all streaming platforms under the name JAMO. Thanks to his family and friends for all their love and support.
Cate Oberly is in 10th grade at NHS. TWN roles; Miracle on 34th Street, Footloose, A Christmas Story, A Christmas Carol, Cinderella, Wizard of Oz, Oliver! & Peter Pan. Dreamland roles; Dr. Doolittle, Straight Arrow; Goosebumps, Tina Powell; James and the Giant Peach, Ladybug. Cate is grateful to Justin and to the rest of the cast and crew for a wonderful experience.
Abraham Shaikh is so excited to be part of the cast of Grease as Danny Zuko (..Don't wear it out)! He is a recent graduate of The University of Mary Washington with a degree in Theater. There he performed roles such as Charley from Merrily and Seymour in Little Shop. Other notable roles include Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Cain/Japeth in Children of Eden, Mush in Newsies and James Wilson in 1776.
Tyler Sodoma is excited to be here at TWN! Credits: The Sound of Music (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Kiss Me Kate (Virginia Musical Theatre), Grease (Palace Theatre), Hairspray (JWT), Runaways (Know Theatre), Home Street, Home. CCM MT. Thanks to Family & Friends! For Max. @tylersodoma
Brooke Sweeney is thrilled to return to TWN for Grease! Other TWN: Footloose. National Tour: Polkadots and Mad Libs Live!. Off-Broadway: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (Atlantic, Off-Broadway Alliance Award). NYC Readings/Workshops: R.R.R.E.D.: A Secret Musical, Fetching Water, Ragtime on Ellis Island. Regional: Avenue Q (OBERON). Brooke is a proud alumna of Harvard University. www.brookesweeney.com.
Cody Westbrook is a Columbus, Ohio native located in NYC. Past credits include The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Short North Stage), Pete the Cat (CCT), Legendale (Human Race Theatre Co.) and various other productions across the greater Dayton region. “Why be mediocre when you can be exceptional?” codywestbrook.com
Zach Stark TWN debut! Zach is a NYC based actor and Cleveland, OH native. Selected Credits: All Shook Up (Chad), Camelot (Sir Lionel), Hairspray (Corny Collins), Into the Woods (Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince), The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric). Special thanks to Jenn Hemphill, Tekla, their cat Salem, Kitty, Steve, Liz, Kara, and Nic. BFA MT Kent State University. @zachjstark
John Vento is a senior at NHS. This is his 7th production with TWN including Sound of Music, A Christmas Carol (2013 & ‘15), Cinderella, A Christmas Story and Miracle on 34th Street. John performed in Drowsy Chaperone and The Music Man at NHS where he sings with the Accidentals and Naturals Chorus. He is a member of the high school cross country and tennis teams.
Skyler Wright is a SAG-AFTRA Actress, Singer and Dancer based in LA, who is thrilled to return to Nantucket, where she grew up on this stage! Former TWN credits include Peter Pan, Our Town and Blackbird. Film/TV credits include Grease Live!, Speechless, 9-1-1, The Forger, Devious Nanny, A Daughter’s Deception and the upcoming NOS4A2.
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All performances at Bennett Hall
62 Centre Street – on the grounds of the First Congregational Church
Running Time: Approx. two hours with one intermission
Tuesday, July 23 at 10:30AM
Thursday, July 25 at 10:30AM
Saturday, July 27 at 1:00 PM
Tuesday, July 30 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, August 1 at 10:30AM
Saturday, August 3 at 1:00PM
Tuesday, August 6 at 10:30AM
Thursday, August 8 at 10:30AM
Saturday, August 10 at 1:00PM
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