Seussical Jr.: Presented by CYT Indy

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Seussical JrNow 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. “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think” captures the show’s spirit of imagination, as the colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

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.

(If you look closely, you’ll see four “Rea-Hedrick” names in the cast list below!)

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Performance Details:

SHOW TIMES: Friday, May 31st – 10:00am & 7:00pm
Saturday, Jun 1st – 10:00am & 7:00pm
Sunday, Jun 2nd – 2:00pm
VENUE: Lutheran High School
5555 S Arlington Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(click here for a map)
PRICES: $11 – Individual Online
$13 – At-the-Door Price
$9 – Group Discount (10 ticket minimum)
$9 – Child Discount (Age Limit: 19)
$9 – Student Discount (ID Required)
$9 – Senior Discount (Age Minimum: 65)

Purchase Tickets Now

Leave a comment or drop me an email me if you’re thinking about coming!

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THE CAST: 

Cat in the Hat
– Abigail Whorlow

Jojo
– Simon Lynch

Horton the Elephant
– Clayton Mutchman

Gertrude McFuzz
– Katie Wolfe

Mayzie La Bird
– Kathryn Lynch

Sour Kangaroo
– Natalie Stigall

Young Kangaroo
– Talia Grazian

The Wickersham Brothers
– Bradley Huffman
– Ian Phipps
– Jeremiah Owens
– Nathan Phipps
– Ray Landis
– Taylor Ward

Mr. Mayor
– Eli Robinson

Mrs. Mayor
– Eden Rea-Hedrick

Dr. Dake’s Nurses
– Gwendolyn Lynch
– Josie Carter

Vlad Vladikoff
– Allison Smith

Elephant Bird
– Samuel Woods

The Grinch
– Tekoa Rea-Hedrick

Judge Yertle the Turtle
– Kinlee Deboor

Bird Girls
– Amiah Duncan
– Ashley McCollam
– Hannah Phipps
– Kimra Duncan

Jose
– Micah Nelson

The Whos
– Abigail Green
– Addison Howard
– Amanda Reising
– Angela Stigall
– Breanna Woods
– Clayton Smith
– Emma Red
– Gilead Hope Rea-Hedrick
– Gwendolyn Lynch
– Josie Carter
– Katelynn Pinkus
– Kidron Rea-Hedrick
– Kinlee Deboor
– Lexi Walker
– Luke Proctor
– Micah Nelson
– Samuel Woods

Jungle Citizens
– Aleah Mutchman
– Allison Smith
– Bristol Wilson
– Chaste Nickels
– Evee Ochoa
– Maura Phipps
– Tekoa Rea-Hedrick

 

Tom Sawyer: Cast Party Video

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I just learned Denise Wilson, Area Instructor for CYT Indy Southside, has posted the video from the cast party for CYT Indy Southside’s performance of Tom Sawyer!  All four of my children crop up in the stills (:10, 1:07, 1:13-1:18), but I recommend paying close attention beginning around 7:04 where my youngest is interviewed by another member of the cast. My favorite part is when she’s asked which scene she liked best. Her answer made me laugh out loud!  🙂

I hope you enjoy it!

Tom Sawyer: Presented by CYT Indy

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Tom SawyerMark Twain’s classic story comes to exuberant musical life in this Broadway adaptation of America’s favorite book. The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer is the irresistible story of a fourteen-year-old boy growing up in the heartland of America. This Broadway musical version of Mark Twain’s immortal novel is set in 1840 in St. Petersburg, Missouri, a bustling town on the banks of the Mississippi River. In the course of the story, Tom matches wits with his stern Aunt Polly, falls in love with the beautiful, feisty Becky Thatcher, and goes on the adventure of his life with Becky and that irresistible renegade, Huckleberry Finn. Along the way we meet a terrifying villain named Injun Joe, Tom’s bratty half-brother Sid, and all the other boys and girls in the village – providing one scene-stealing children’s role after the other.

Come see this classic tale! Great for Class Field Trips!

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Okay, so why exactly am I posting something about Tom Sawyer?  Because ALL MY KIDS ARE IN IT!!!  And because tickets are on sale now. 🙂

Seriously, CYT has been around since 1981 and has become the largest children’s theater organization in the country.  They’ve recently launched a south-side Indianapolis campus and “Tom Sawyer” will be their first full-scale theater production.  We’re not big into sports at my house.  We’re more a part of the arts and theater crowd when it comes to extracurricular activity.  All four of my children braved the audition process.  Since my wife, Kyrmen, is the Assistant Director, she wasn’t allowed to be present when they auditioned.  Based on their auditions, they made it to callbacks and were all cast in the show!  This is a really big deal for us.

Everyone has been working really hard on this performance from the CYT staff, to the parents, and especially all 32 of the children.  They’ll be doing six (that’s right) SIX shows at the spectacular Franklin Performing Arts Center in Franklin, Indiana.  So, if you live in the central or south-central Indiana area (or are willing to drive anywhere for some great children’s theater!) please consider coming to one of our shows.  You won’t be sorry.

I’ve posted ticket prices and show times below along with a handy button that will take you right to the CYT website to reserve seats.  Incidentally, if you decide to buy tickets in advance on-line, you’ll be asked to choose a cast member’s name for the ticket referral. Please choose “Kidron Rea-Hedrick“.  Thanks!

My children have been cast in the following roles:


Performance Details:

SHOW TIMES: Thursday, Nov 15th – 9:30am & 12:00pm
Friday, Nov 16th – 7:00pm
Saturday, Nov 17th – 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, Nov 18th – 2:00pm
VENUE: Franklin Performing Arts Center
2600 Cumberland Drive
Franklin, IN 46131
(click here for a map)
PRICES: $11 – Individual Online
$13 – At-the-Door Price
$9 – Group Discount (10 ticket minimum)
$9 – Child Discount (Age Limit: 19)
$9 – Student Discount (ID Required)
$9 – Senior Discount (Age Minimum: 65)

Tom Sawyer

Leave a comment or drop me an email me if you’re thinking about coming!