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Knight Theatre to present "Seussical the Musical" at St. Norbert College

From St. Norbert College, January 26, 2010
by Chelsey Gruetzmacher,, (920) 403-3089

St. Norbert College's student-run Knight Theatre will present "Seussical the Musical" on Jan. 27- 29 at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and at 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Webb Theatre.

"Seussical the Musical" combines the many magical worlds of Dr. Seuss to offer a unique and fun-filled experience for the entire family. The Cat in the Hat, played by senior Seth Wanta (Plover, Wis.), guides the audience through the endeavors of Horton the Elephant, played by junior David Gusloff (Elmhurst, Ill.), as he desperately tries to protect the denizens of Who, "the tiniest planet in the sky." Horton vows to protect his new friend, but the other jungle creatures eventually steal the clover. Horton's struggles to get it back send him all over the world of Dr. Seuss -- eventually landing him up in a tree caring for the egg of Mayzie La Bird, played by senior Elizabeth Sauter (Appleton, Wis.), and to New York City as part of the Circus McGurkus.

Directed by senior Amanda Cormican (West Allis, Wis.) with musical direction by junior Luke Aumann (Marshall, Wis.), "Seussical the Musical" also features the following actors:

- Carolyn Silverberg (New York, N.Y.) -- Jojo
- Kelly Haddad (Green Bay, Wis.) -- Gertrude McFuzz
- Jason Van Dyn Hoven (Combined Locks, Wis.) -- General Genghis Khan Schmitz
- Brandon Ponschock (Appleton, Wis.) -- Mr. Mayor
- Marla Jacob (Aurora, Ill.) -- Mrs. Mayor
- Carli Uphill (New Franken, Wis.) -- Sour Kangaroo
- Joyce Yeung (Hong Kong) -- Young Kangaroo
- Alicia Skrivanie (Green Bay, Wis.), Lindsay Stock (Saint Charles, Ill.), Bridget Zach (Oregon, Wis.) -- Bird Girls
- Benjamin Cahall (Appleton, Wis.), Michael Jacobs (Appleton, Wis.), Aaron Reynolds (Aurora, Ill.) -- Wickersham Brothers
- Sarah DeSalvo (Appleton, Wis.), Molly Maher (Green Bay, Wis.), Kevin O'Connell (Des Plaines, Ill.), Jordon Podoll (Berlin, Wis.), Brad Scatterday (Aurora, Ill.), Leah Tabbert (Appleton, Wis.) -- Whos and Jungle Creatures

Ticket prices $15 for all seats. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at, at the St. Norbert College Box Office in the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts, or by calling 920-403-3950 (local) or 800-762-2699 (toll free).