The Theatre School@NorthCoast Rep presents ‘Seussical Jr.’ in Solana Beach

One of the oft quoted rhymes of Dr. Seuss, whose books will come to life in the Theatre School@North Coast Rep’s production of SEUSSICAL JR., sums up director Siobhan Sullivan Crews views on the literacy outreach project she and the cast have embarked on.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go,” Seuss wrote in I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

During the March 27-30 run of SEUSSICAL JR., the cast will collect books to donate to organizations that serve local foster youth and refugees, as well children in Africa.

In addition, Ben Cole (the school’s Teaching Artist) is visiting local school classrooms dressed as the Cat in the Hat to promote literacy.

“Because Dr. Seuss epitomizes literacy, that’s why we’re doing a literacy outreach piece,” said Sullivan Crews, who is also the director of Theatre School Education & Outreach.

The SEUSSICAL JR cast kicked off the book drive when they held a birthday party for Dr. Seuss on March 2.  The cast sang the opening number, “Oh the Things You Can Think,” and Sullivan Crews read the book it was based on. Horton the Elephant, played by Carly Lynch, read Seuss’ story of his life (giving away much of the musical’s plot).

Cast members range in age from 5 to 17, and live around the county, from San Diego to Oceanside.

Local cast members include: Lily Alexander (Bird Girl) from Solana Beach, Mariel Alexander  (Bird Girl) Rancho Santa Fe; Jamie Barker (Gertrude McFuzz) Carmel Valley; Amber Bartlett (Bird Girl) Carmel Valley; Alexander Barwin (Wickersham Brother) Carmel Valley; Lindsay Blischak (Jungle Citizen/Hunter) Carmel Valley; Mila Bowman (Bird Girl) Solana Beach;  Annabelle Chambers (Jungle Citizen/Hunter) Solana Beach; Moritz Hetzer (Who/Fish/Circus Animal) Carmel Valley; Summer Hu (Thing 1/Who) Carmel Valley; Carson McCloskey (Jungle Citizen/Hunter) Carmel Valley; Cloie Negos (Who/ Fish/Circus Animal) Carmel Valley; Elizabeth Rogers (Jungle Citizen/Hunter) Del Mar; Henry Pedersen (Horton Understudy) Rancho Santa Fe; Ava Salmon (Jungle Citizen/Hunter) Del Mar; Grace Szczuka (Thing 2/Who) Solana Beach; Grace Tran (Who/Fish/Circus Animal) Torrey Hills.

Performances are 5 p.m. March 27, 7 p.m. March 28, 2 and 5 p.m. March 29 and 2 and 5 p.m.  March 30 at the theater, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 92075. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for ages 17 and under. To purchase tickets, call 858-481-1055 or visit www.northcoastrep.org.

Related posts:

  1. Theatre School at North Coast Rep presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’
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  3. Solana Beach sisters to perform in Moxie Theater’s ‘Seussical Jr.’
  4. Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre presents ‘Avenue Q: School Edition’ March 21-30
  5. North Coast Repertory Theatre presents world premiere holiday musical in Solana Beach

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