The Red and Black Players will present Seussical, a Dr. Seuss Musical set for Friday, March 24th, 25th, and 26th, at the Tupper Lake Middle/High School. Seussical will feature Dr. Seuss characters such as Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird, and Jojo.
The cast features Meika Nadeau as the Cat in the Hat, Cody Auclair as Horton the Elephant, Lacey Pickering as Jojo, Raegan Fritts as Gertrude McFuzz, Shae Arsenault as Mayzie La Bird, Sophia Staves as the Sour Kangaroo, Ayden Rabideau and Nevaeh Toohey as Mr. and Mrs. Mayor of Whoville, Ava Facteau as General Ghengis Khan Schmitz, Hannah Barber, Aubrey Nadeau, and Aubrey Sparks as the Bird Girls, Joelle Bedore, Haylee Callaghan, Dean LaVigne, and Emily Roberts as the Wickershams, Antwon Gachowski as Yertle the Turtle, Noah Switzer as the Grinch. Portraying an array of other Seussian characters are Ash Barber, Aubrey Bissonette, Jeevika Branchaud, Eliza Bujold, Brittany Curry, John Fallon, Gabby Frenette, Yana Kucipak, Bryce Richer, Oliver Roberts, Rain Skiff, Ghost Switzer, Lily Wilber, and Raina Gillette.
Crew for Seussical are stage manager Genna Carmichael, assistant stage manager Jack LaQuay, along with Vivian Allen, Rebecca Becker, Heather Bujold, Hannah Callaghan, Liza Crouse, Jackson Dukette, Kaileigh Dukette, Lucy Frenette, Molly Hales, Raegan Hudak, Rylee Kennedy, Morgan Lohr, Jackson Rice, Alison Richer, Claire Snye, and Mariah Young.
Stage director George Cordes and music director Elizabeth Cordes have again been joined by their own intrepid team: lighting and tech director David Naone, assistant director Danielle LaMere, and choreographer Kendall Davison.
Seussical is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International. It follows the Red and Black Players’ 2022 production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. With this production, the Red and Black Players celebrate their 17th anniversary of bringing musical theatre to Tupper Lake. Previous shows include also Footloose: The Musical, Guys and Dolls, Godspell, Anything Goes, Hello, Dolly!, All Night Strut: A Jumpin’, Jivin’, Jam!, Back to the 80s: The Totally Awesome Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Annie, Seussical: The Musical, The Boy Friend, and Bye, Bye Birdie.
The March 24th and 25th performances will take place at 7 pm, with the March 26th performance beginning at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens, free for children under 5, and will be available at the door. The Tupper Lake Middle/High School is located at 25 Chaney Avenue.
Photo: Cody Auclair protects the egg as Horton the Elephant in a rehearsal of Seussical at Tupper Lake Middle/High School provided.
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