Seussical Jr. (2013-2014)

Book and Music by Stephen Flaherty, Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens


Three full length performances of Seussical Jr. were held on December 13-15, 2013 in the Hosch Theater on the Brenau University campus (429 Academy St. NE, Gainesville, GA).

Graphic Artwork for poster: Efrain Davila Jr.

2014 Junior Theater Festival - Outstanding Production!

The Play On Players cast of Seussical Jr. won the "Outstanding Production" award at the national Junior Theater Festival! (January 18-19, 2014).

93 teams from 26 different states, plus the District of Columbia, competed at the 2014 JTF.

For the second year in a row, our acting troupe of 8-to-18-year-olds won the Outstanding Production award at the National MTI/Disney Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta! Selected by the judges for the overall professionalism of the production, we performed for over 4,500 people during the festival showcase award ceremony!

Congratulations to all of our award winners at JTF 2014!

Outstanding Production: Play On Players

All Star Cast: Alexis Ruby, Kris Carson

Golden Ticket for the Choreography DVD audition: Taylor Priday, Jordon, Ian Adams, Jonathan Ingram, Kelsey Schulman, Lauren Hill, Brooke Blackwell, Josiah Jackson

Choreography DVD callback: Taylor Priday, Jordon Fugatt, Ian Adams, Jonathan Ingram, Kelsey Schulman, Lauren Hill, Brooke Blackwell, Josiah Jackson

Choreography DVD filming offer in New York City: Taylor Priday, Jordon Fugatt, Jonathan Ingram, Kelsey Schulman, Lauren Hill, Brooke Blackwell, Josiah Jackson

Broadway Jr Slam: Brooke Blackwell, Josh Oberlander

Award Ceremony Finale Performance: Jordan Fugatt, Kris Carson, Zach Grizzle, Kaitlin Gentry, Hanna Slaughter, Brittany Barron
(performed a number from Shrek Jr.)

Watch the JTF adjudication performance

"I had the absolute pleasure to adjudicate Seussical JR., I was blown away. Thank you for such a wonderful performance."
- Steven G Kennedy

Production Team

Director:Carly Berg, Haden Rider
Music Director:Haden Rider
Choreographer:Carly Berg
Stage Manager:Dillon Wilcox
Assistant Stage Managers:Taylor Cassell, Heidi Rider, Kaitlin Dunn
Preshow Directors:Heidi Rider & Kaitlin Dunn
Set Designer:Celeste Morris
Costume Designer:Allen Story
Technical Director:Katie McDonald
Lighting Designer:Lydia Simpson
Sound Designer:Carli Nordholz
Dance Captain:Alexis Ruby

Cast of Seussical Jr.

Cat in the Hat:Jordan Fugatt
Gertrude:Hanna Slaughter
Horton:Kris Carson
Lead Wickersham Brother:Alexis Ruby
JoJo:Brooke Blackwell
Mayzie:Lauren Hill
Sour Kangaroo: Brittany Barron
Baby Sour Kangaroo: Kelsey Schulman
Yertle the Turtle: Matthew Antoci
Mayor: Josh Oberlander
Mrs. Mayor: Julia Veiga
Bird Girl Trio/Soloists: Hannah Skelton, Taylor Priday, Kaitlin Gentry
Plaintiff Soloist: Taylor Priday
Wickersham Brothers: Ian Adams, Kealy Ford, Jonathan Ingram, Josiah Jackson, Halle MacPherson, Justin Mathews
Thing 1: Halli Rider
Thing 2: Madeleine Noe
Grinch: Zach Grizzle
Vlad Vladicoff: Kendall Conley
Solla Sollew Soloist: Cameron Lineberry
Bird Girl Featured Dancers: Mikaela Guido, Fiona Hare, Genevieve Leopold, Tess Luman, Sofia Savas, Ali Winiesdorffer
Jungle Creatures: Emily Combs, Bailey MacPherson, Veronica Nash
Chasing the Whos Soloist: Catie Urquhart
Egg, Nest and Tree Soloist: Jennafer Kirby
Featured Whos: Cece Castro, Olivia Mathews, Bailey Morris, Kelsey Schulman, Callie Skipper
Preshow Narrators: Peyton Ashley, Heidi Rider
Elephant Bird: Perry Morris
Whos/Seuss Characters: Kenadi Adams, Kayna Adams, Ansley Allen, Annie Cobb, Drew Hill, Seth Martin, Anna Grace Marshall, Abi Minnear, Perry Morris, Austin Simonton


Master Carpenter:Alli Hooks
Props Master:Alyssa Burton
Paint Charge:Nick Hilliard
Run Crew:Ricky Coca, Efrain Davila
Costume Crew:Hannah Rose Jackson, Corrina Redford, Linsey Thaxton
Make-Up:Corrina Redford
Hair:Linsey Thaxton
Mic Runner:Melissa McCoy
Sound Board Op:Dustin Durham
Light Board Op:Brooke Salyer
Follow Spot Op:Savannah Torres, Taylor Brookshire
Master Electrician:Taylor Brookshire
Marketing:Dan Berg


Special Thanks

Special Thanks to: Gainesville Theatre Alliance, Brenau Univ., Univ. of North Georgia, Holly Theatre, Next Generation Theatre, Mill Creek H.S., Jim Hammond, Celeste Morris, Darrell Morris, Beth Kendall, Fred Lloyd, Gay Hammond, Larry Cook, Terri Becker, David Becker, Drew Lamott, Joshua Hilliard, Asa Stephens, Colby Higgins, Conner McVey, Sheri Hooper, Blackshear Place Children's Choir, and United Community Bank.

THANK YOU to all the AMAZING parents for their wonderful help with this production!

Seussical Jr. was presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials were also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684