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WSC Students to Perform "Seussical" Musical

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Wayne State College students will perform "Seussical" for children's play audiences. Public performances will be hosted Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m. and Monday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre, in Peterson Fine Arts Building on the Wayne State College campus. Admission prices are $3 for adults and $2 for children.
 
School children from all over Northeast Nebraska will attend special performances during the run of the play. "Seussical" is a musical based on the famous books of Dr. Seuss. The play has been performed on Broadway and tours across the United States. WSC students will have the opportunity to entertain audiences with the musical adventure that has charmed millions with colorful sets and imaginative costumes to add to the story.

 

The show features characters and scenarios from many Seuss books, including "The Cat in the Hat," "Horton Hears a Who and Horton Hatches the Egg," "Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and others. 

 

"Seussical" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) of New York. Dr. Gwen Jensen of Wayne State College is director of the play. Michael Rohlena will be technical director. Jenna Jarvinen will serve as choreographer.

 

Students involved with the production and their hometowns include:

 

Rehearsal Line Prompters..............Amber Tennell of Bellevue and Patrick Mencke of Tekamah;
                                                                                               
Stage Manager....................Garrett Flamig of Hartington;
                                                                                               
Scenic Designer.....................Sarah Peters of Papillion;
                                                                                               
In-House Costume Crew.............Crystal Moellenberndt - Chair of Aurora; Blair Sommerfeld of Wakefield; Jada Munro of Norfolk; Andrew Halsey of Pierce;
                                                                                                                                               
Wardrobe Draper...............Crystal Moellenberndt of Aurora;
                                                                                               
Hoods, Hats, Masks, Shoes & Hand Props....  Krista Ohde of Wolbach and Sarah Smith of Nebraska City;
                                                                                               
Head Dresser..................Blair Sommerfeld of Wakefield;
                                                                                                 
Dressers...................Laura Rudnick of Tilden and Vanessa Hahn of St. Paul;
                                                                                               
Makeup Designer...................Crystal Moellenberndt of Aurora;
                                                                                               
Properties.Garrett Flamig - Chair of Hartington; Justin Pommier of Fremont; and Austin Dvorak of Laurel;
                                                                                               
Rehearsal Technical Supervisor..........Matthew Gunter of Norfolk;
                                                                                               
Foley Artist................... Justin Pommier of Fremont and Matthew Weinrich of Pierce
                                                                                               
Lobby Display................Matthew Johnson of Hoskins; Andrew Halsey of Pierce and Vanessa Hahn of St. Paul
                                                                                               
Ropes....................Andrew Halsey of Pierce and Matthew Gunter of Norfolk
                                                                                               
Stage Dressers.................Justin Pommier of Fremont - Chair and Mark Vrbicky of Clarkson
                                                                                               
Cat in the Hat......................Sarah Peters of Papillion
Horton..........................Christopher Weddell of Emerson
Gertrude McFuzz....................Krista Ohde of Wolbach
Mayzie La Bird......................Vanessa Hahn of St. Paul
Bird Girls....................Kayla Seefus of Fort Calhoun; Amber Tennell of Bellevue; Sarah Smith of Nebraska City
JoJo.............................Crystal Moellenberndt of Aurora
Mr. Mayor........................Austin Dvorak of Laurel
Mrs. Mayor........................Blair Sommerfeld of Wakefield
Sour Kangaroo......................Laura Rudnick of Tilden
Wickersham Boys.....................Mark Vrbicky of Clarkson; Matthew Johnson of Hoskins; Matthew Gunter of Norfolk
Fish..........................Patrick Mencke of Tekamah; Matthew Weinrich of Pierce; Justin Pommier of Fremont; Andrew Halsey of Pierce
Yertle the Turtle....................Garrett Flamig of Hartington 
Vlad Vladikoff......................Matthew Weinrich of Pierce
Marshal........................Matthew Weinrich of Pierce
Hunters, Citizens of Who, Jungle Creatures, Circus Animals, Courtroom men and women....Patrick Mencke of Tekamah, Matthew Weinrich of Pierce; Justin Pommier of Fremont and Andrew Halsey of Pierce

Orchestra members include:

Flute: Jessica Janke of Wayne and Emily Derby of North Platte;
Clarinet: Katie Bencken of Lincoln, Christy Laska of St. Edward, Kimberly Shramek of Utica;
Alto Saxophone: Zachary Nathan of Norfolk;
Tenor Saxophone: Katie Bencken of Lincoln;
Baritone Saxophone: Mark Rodgers of Elkhorn;
Bassoon: Kimberly Shramek of Utica;
Trumpet: Blake Lyon of Norfolk;
Trombone: Kimberly Garhart of York;
Keyboards: Marshall Keough of Arcadia and Melissa Wortmann of Norfolk;
Guitar: Nick Schultz of West Point;
Piano: Philip Pfaltzgraff of Wayne;
Bass: Harley Mohlman of Ceresco;
Drums: Andrew Gould of Omaha;
Percussion: Eric Heithoff of Neligh,;

Music Staff includes:
Dr. Linda Christensen - Musical Director and Accompanist
Dr. David Bohnert - Orchestral Director
Dr. Elise Gutshall - Vocal Music Director
Brian Burns - Vocal Coach
Philip Pfaltzgraff - Accompanist

 

For information: 402-375-7407.

 

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