Seussical - Waterdale
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September 29 to October 7, 2017
Rivergum Theatre, Parade College Bundoora

 

Waterdale Presents SEUSSICAL™
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
Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss

Synopsis

The Cat in the Hat guides us into The Jungle of Nool where we see Horton, the kind hearted elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whoville. He meets JoJo, a Who child sent to military school for thinking too many “thinks”. Horton decides he must protect the speck of dust on a nearby clover, while at the same time protecting an abandoned egg left to his care by the lazy Mayzie la Bird. Horton tries to convince the other animals in The Jungle of the existence of the Whos, but he is ridiculed and put on trial for insanity. Only his loyal neighbor, Gertrude McFuzz, never loses faith in him.

Seussical weaves a story of friendship, loyalty and love. Despite all odds, Horton and Gertrude band together to save the Whos, free Horton, and restore peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool. Charming Seussical teaches us the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for your beliefs.

Production Team

Produced by: Waterdale Committee

President: Nick Rouse
Vice President: Bianca Jones
Secretary: Jesse O’Donnell
Treasurer: Evangeline Clough Good
Stephanie Black
Ruby Gleeson
Karim Shaker
Adam Turner

Production Manager: Karim Shaker
Directors: Daniel Allaoui & Demi Mangione
Choreographer: Louisa D’Ortenzio
Music Director (Vocal): Omar Moustafa
Music Director (Instrumental): Shelley Dunlop
Stage Manager: Ben Stokes
Assistant Stage Manager: Sarah Stokes
Stage Crew: Erin Williamson, Kath Faichney, Matt Figliola, Luke Raye

Costumes Design: Wendy Braid & Maree Castenmiller
Costume Coordinator: Bianca Jones
Costume Assistants: Ruby Gleeson & Stephanie Black
Costume Thanks: Debbie Nisbet & Lily Gleeson
Set Design: Andrew McDougall & Nick Rouse
Set Construction: Ellen Rouse & Nick Rouse
Set Painting: Amy Jenkinson
Props Coordinator: Nick Rouse
Props Thanks: Karim Shaker, Katalog
Puppets: Andrew McDougall, Flying Monkey Puppets and Props
Hair and Makeup Design: Bianca Jones & Kirsty Nisbet
Prosthetics: Kristopher Wardhana, Chris with a K
Special Thanks to: Shari Tijan, Jessica Cannuli & Kirsten Taafe
Graphic Design: Melany Nauta, Full Stop Design Studio
Social Media: Adam Turner
Photography: Evangeline Kepler Studios
Lighting Design and Operation: Talfryn Dawlings & Shong Lim, SLIM Productions
Dome Operators: Tara Draper, William Marshall
Sound Design: Gerard Hook with Stagepass
First Aid: Kirsten Taafe

Special Thanks: Greensborough Plaza, Skaterz Eltham, Hawkers Beer, Melbourne Taekwondo Centre (Malvern), Greensborough Bowl, Ian Nisbet Vocal Coaching, The Space Dance & Arts Centre

Our wonderful music theatre community: PEP Productions, Dynamic Performers Australia, Lumina Theatre Co, Shrek Australian Premiere, OCPAC, UMMTA, Western Arts, MLOC Productions, SLAMS MTC, Fab Nobs Theatre Inc, Catchment Players

Rehearsal and Performance Venue: Bryan Collins, Parade College Facilities Manager

A huge thank you to everyone that assisted in this production.

Cast

The Cat in the Hat: Tim Addicoat
Horton the Elephant: Isaac Stott
Jojo: Thalia Osegueda
Gertrude McFuzz: Kelly Trenery
Mayzie LaBird: Laura Power 
Sour Kangaroo: Kirsty Nisbet
General Genghis Khan Schmitz: Daniel Cooper
Mr. Mayor: Jay Haggett
Mrs. Mayor: Bec Muratore
The Wickersham Brothers: Liam McWhinneyWade Robinson and Joseph D’Aspromonte
The Bird Girls: Sarah HillKiersten Casey and Sophia Bubner
Thing 1 and Thing 2: Georgia Cutajar and Ruby Elliot

Ensemble

Dance Captains: Leo van der Spek-Williames and Tobiah Elliott
Yertle the Turtle and Cat Stunt Double: Lachie Alexander
Vlad Vladikoff: Joshua-nemet Marzan
The Grinch: Dylan Tijan
Kianna Bartolo, Dee Bellen, Gabi Bergman, Stephanie Black, Alana Cucé, Greta Georgiou, Victoria Mertzanidis, Sarah Murphy-Gamble, Elisa Osegueda, Ashlee Schultz, Niko Souroulias, Samantha Stacey and Thrubavan Tharmakulendran.

Programme

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