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Seussical Jr: Sensory-Friendly

September 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

138 Park Avenue West
Mansfield, OH 44902 United States
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Seussical Jr. (Sensory-Friendly) will begin MY Theatre’s sixth season of sensory-friendly performances of youth theatre musicals for families with children and adults on the autism-spectrum and other developmental disabilities. This production is best suited for those audience members who are 12 years of age and older, and their families; but audience members of any age may attend.

MY Theatre’s Sensory-Friendly performances began with Shrek: The Musical in 2017, and the program has continued to engage and excite audience members of all ages. Musicals are performed in a friendly, supportive environment with slight adjustments to the production, including the reduction of any jarring sounds or lights focused into the audience area. Within the theatre, there is a quiet and play area, if family members need to leave their seats during the performance. For these special performances, no-cost, limited seating is available to individuals and families with developmental disabilities.

For additional information regarding our Sensory-Friendly Performances, please contact Dauphne Maloney, 419-522-2726, ext. 212, or [email protected].

About The Show

With music, book, and lyrics by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, Seussical, Jr. features Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss characters, as they’re brought to life onstage in this delightful and energetic musical extravaganza. 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 La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger 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!

Directed by Dauphne Maloney
Musical Direction by Brian K. Nabors

The Cast

JOJO/BOY . . . . . Milo McDonald
THE CAT IN THE HAT . . . . . Alex Snodgrass
HORTON, THE ELEPHANT . . . . . Payne Schwartz
MR. MAYOR . . . . . Graycen Stevens
MRS. MAYOR . . . . . Taylor Beasley
GERTRUDE MCFUZZ . . . . . Cassandra Kurek
MAYZIE LA BIRD . . . . . Madison Kearney

Morgyn Beasley
Sawyer Beasley
Wyatt Bechstein
Isla Donley
Hudson Hamelink
McKinnley King
Jackie Metz
Alex Trolian

Alaina Hawkins
MaKayla Lawrence
Stella Powers
Caroline Secrist
Hayley Sleek

SOUR KANGAROO . . . . . Kadelyn Becker
YOUNG KANGAROO*** . . . . . Lilly McCready/Alyssa Racer
JUDGE YERTLE THE TURTLE . . . . . Julia Conner
VLAD VLADIKOFF . . . . . Makenzie Wynn
THE GRINCH . . . . . Tiegan Franta
BETTY LOU (MAMA) WHO . . . . . Abby Bechstein
CINDY LOU WHO . . . . . Sloane Walter
THING 1 AND THING 2 . . . . . McKinnley King, Jackie Metz

Violet Ames
Julyana Bass
Jordyn Beasley
Lillien Christian
Ellie Hicks
Steliana Kruer
Madelyn Siciliano
Evelyn Walter

Brynleigh Ball
Breah Boyd
Emersyn Henderson
Maeley Hiner
Audrey King
Marilena Kruer
Evie McCready
Lucy Lang
Tori McCready
Saige Painley
Ella Sweval
Rose Ellen Talbott

***Note: This role is double-cast; actors will alternate performances

Our Sponsors

Mechanics Bank Education Series
Sponsored by William & Dotti Jilek
With Support from Sharon Granter in memory of her late husband Don
In Partnership with Nationwide Children's


Sensory-Friendly Price:Free—up to six (6) people
General Admission Price:$15/Ticket—after six (6) in a group or for families without sensory needs

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