NYA Presents the Musical “Seussical”

With permission from Music Theatre International, North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) presents the musical “Seussical,” based on the books of Dr. Seuss, on the following days:

  • Thursday, February 16, 5:30 p.m. (preview)
  • Friday, February 17, 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 18, 2:00 p.m. AND 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 19, 2:00 p.m.

suessical“I can see that you’ve got quite a mind for your age!
Why, one Think and you dragged me right onto the stage!
Now, I’m here, there is no telling what may ensue
With a Cat such as me, and a Thinker like you!”

So says the mischievous Cat in the Hat at the onset of this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (“Lucky Stiff,” “Once on This Island,” My Favorite Year,” “Ragtime,” “A Man of No Importance,” and most recently seen on Broadway, “Rocky the Musical”) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie LaBird, and all of the Whos of Whoville!  (www.mtishows.com)

The production features Rick Hilscher ’18 (The Cat); Madeleine Vaillancourt ’22 (Jojo); Justin Guo ’18 (Horton); Elizabeth Gagnon ’20 (Gertrude); Suzanna Butterfield ’17 (Mayzie); Kara Jensen ’18 (Sour Kangaroo); Daniel Edgerton-Dickey ’17 (Gen. Schmitz); Camilla Rosenfeld ’17 (Mrs. Mayor); Spencer Barton ’20 (Mr. Mayor); Bird Girls: Afton Morton ’20, Ellie Hilscher ’20, Alex Markonish ’19, and Jackie Ellsworth ’21; Wickershams: Hannah Gagne ’19, Sydney Billings ’20, Annie Sillin ’21, and Marina Piehl ’21; and Will Tatge ‘20 (Yertle the Turtle) in addition to 12 other ensemble players.

“For a couple of hours, you’ll be brought right into your favorite Dr. Seuss stories. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. You’ll feel empathy and sympathy. We promise you’ll thoroughly enjoy our rendition of this fun-filled production,” promises director Nora Krainis.

Tickets are $6.00 reserved through Heidi Lathrop (hlathrop@nya.org), and $7.00 at the door.  All performances will be held in the Safford Center at North Yarmouth Academy, 148 Main Street, Yarmouth. There is limited seating, so make your reservations early! All shows are open to the public.

North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school for toddlers to students in grade twelve. Since 1814, NYA has fostered integrity, character, and intellect in its students. For more information, please contact NYA at 207-847-5423 or visit our website at nya.org.