June 19, 2009

Opening Night!

Sometimes I get so busy that I forget to post about my show! I'm so excited to be doing theater again... four years away is way too long. It's been exhausting, but so worth it. So, everyone come see me play Yertle the Turtle in this wonderful production!

The Midvale Arts Council will present "Seussical", June 19 - 27 (nightly except Sunday), 7:30 pm at the Midvale Outdoor Stage in the Park, 400 West 7500 South.

Now one of the most performed shows in America, "Seussical" is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ("Ragtime," "Once On This Island") have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination--Jojo.

The story centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge--not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him, the only one who recognizes "his kind and his powerful heart." Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant, in a story that makes you laugh and cry.

The show is being directed by Stephanie Johnson, with musical direction by Tammy Morgan and choreography by Emilee Stokes and Stephanie Maag. The cast includes as Cat in the Hat - Candice J. Jorgensen, JoJo - Gracie Vesley, Horton - Jeremy Wing, Gertrude - Casey Matern, Mayzie - Elisha Jorgensen,
and as Sour Kangaroo - Lorri L. Cerva.

Tickets are $5 general admission, $3 children and seniors and may be purchased at the door or in advance at www.midvalearts.com. Group discounts and $20 family passes (one household) are also available. Seating is on the grass so please bring lawn chairs & blankets.


Em said...

congrats on getting the part! I've been wanting to see this musical for a while. We'll come see you for sure! Thanks for posting all the info!

Candice J said...

I don't think I'll be able to make it. :) heehee!!!

StillHiking said...

Loved the play, so many talented people, very very glad we were able to be there to see it. THANK YOU for those chairs, they were wonderful