'Seussical Jr.' cast announced


Fredericksburg Theater Company has announced the cast for the Freddyburg Youth Theater Summer Camp.

This year, students will perform in the junior version of the Broadway musical “Seussical,” the musical retelling of several Dr. Seuss classic children’s stories.

Four performances are scheduled beginning Thursday, July 26, and continuing through Sunday, July 29, at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, located at 1668 U.S. 87 South.

Tickets to “Seussical Jr.” go on sale to the public on Monday, July 16, at 9 a.m.

Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for children 17 and under.

Box office hours beginning July 16 are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Monday through Friday.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.fredericksburgtheater.org or by calling the box office at 888-669-7114.

For more information, visit www.fredericksburgtheater.org.



Cast in the production is Macy Parker as the Cat in the Hat, Che Palau as Jojo/Boy, Luke Greathouse as Mr. Mayor, Song Palau as Mrs. Mayor, Jonah Hope as The Grinch, Ann Tewksbury as Cindy Lou Who, Will Bryla as Thing One and Diego Martinez as Thing Two.

Also, Caedmon Palau as Horton the Elephant, Brooke Hicks as Gertrude McFuzz, Prayer Palau as Mayzie LaBird, John Lutz as Yertle the Turtle, Gabriella Sifford as Vlad Vladikoff, and Sophia Lutz as the Sour Kangaroo/Small Kangaroo.

The parts of the Wickersham Brothers will be played by Brock Wattiez, Miles Fluitt and David Wilkinson.

The roles of the Whos will be played by Kenley Kiehne, Adrianna Olivarves, Eva Watson, Ada Watson, Victoria Victorica, Vivian Melton and Brooke Beal.

Bird Girls will be portrayed by Morgan Parker, Caitlin Tatsch and Caylee Corpus, with the Jungle Creatures played by Angela Walle, Mariana Falla and Lily Price.

Cast in the roles of Circus Animals/Fish are Dana Stableford, Ellie Tatsch, Sophia Ubinas, M.E. Wilkinson, Olivia Foreman, Emma Cantu, Reagan Williams and Caroline Johnson.

For the fifth year in a row, the Freddyburg production will be part of FTC’s main stage season.

Steve Reily, FTC executive director, promises “Seussical Jr.” will have all of the same high-quality production values that their patrons have come to expect.

“The production will have the very same high technical aspects and stellar performances that all of our main stage musicals are known for,” Reily said.

“Seussical Jr.” transports audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus. The Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie LaBird.

Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him, Reily explained.