To Nov. 17: Seussical the Musical

Seussical PubThe UND Department of Theatre Arts will present Seussical, based on the works of Dr. Seuss. It will play at Burtness Theatre Nov. 8-10 and 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, with a 2 p.m. matinee Nov. 17.

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg left in 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. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Music is by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, from the book by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle.

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, this musical is fun for the whole family. And we have made it affordable for the family. With each adult ticket purchased you are eligible to purchase a child’s ticket for just $5. Tickets are $23 for adults and $13 for students; $5 for children under 12 with paid adult admission. They are available at the Burtness box office from 3-6 p.m. daily and 3-7:30 p.m. day of show. Call (701) 777-2587.

The students, faculty and staff of UND Theatre Arts look forward to you joining us at Burtness Theatre.

Production information

  • Directed and Choreographed by Brett Olson
  • Scenic & Lighting Design by Brad Reissig
  • Costume Design by Camilla Morrison
  • Sound Design & Technical Direction by Loren J. Liepold


  • The Cat in the Hat Tanner Sabol
  • Jojo/Boy Meghan McNeil
  • Horton the Elephant Kyle Mason
  • Gertrude McFuzz Gina Uhlir
  • Mayzie La Bird Veronica Folkedahl
  • Sour Kangaroo Bethany Springs
  • Mayor Nathan Haltiwanger
  • Mayor Courtney Miller
  • General Schmitz/Yertle Matt Stavens
  • Wickersham #1/Cadet/Hunter/Circus Folk Karter Dolan
  • Wickersham #2/Cadet/Hunter/Circus Folk Robert Cooper
  • Wickersham #3/Cadet/Hunter/Circus Folk Cole Bakke
  • Bird Girl #1/Circus Animal. Erin Chaves
  • Bird Girl #2/Circus Animal Katie Germain
  • Bird Girl #3/Circus Animal Breanna McLain
  • Grinch Taylor Jung
  • Jungle Creature/Circus Animal Sarah Frazier
  • Who Ensemble/Vlad Vladikoff/Hunch Chloe Bellione
  • Cindi Lou Who/Fish/Hunch Sydni Martin
  • Who Ensemble/Cadet/Hunch Kenny Noriega
  • Who Ensemble/Fish/Hunch Xana Small
    Who Ensemble/Fish/Hunch
      Amaya Grant


  • Keyboards/Conductor                                                 Titus Kautz
  • Woodwinds                                                 Don Craig
  • Bass Guitar                                                 Mark Lentz
  • Percussion                                                 Lane Lindseth


Production Staff

  • Production Stage Manager Wesley Curtis
  • Assistant Stage Managers Autumn Horton, Erin Hartwig
  • Props Master Elsa Condit
  • Props Master Shelby Hazel
  • Scenic Designer Ryan Zako
  • Costume Designer Taran Estad
  • Master Elec./Asst. Lighting Designer Wesley Curtis
  • Scenic Artists Ryan Zako, Courtney Miller, Erin Hartwig, Robert Cooper
  • Scene Shop Assistants Joseph Andresen, Mark Pintur III, Amanda Voelker, Ryan Zako
  • Stage Crew Sarah Lindquist, Bailey McPhee, Alexandra Rice, Jessica Rosencrans
  • Costume Shop Assistants Mercades Haglund, Shelby Hazel, Meghan McNeil
  • Wardrobe Supervisor Elise Christy
  • Dressers Heather Brown, Zoey Ramsey, Zi Ying Stevens Lo, Trevor Welland
  • Light Board Operator Nick Porsborg
  • Sound Board Operator Tyler Smith
  • Box Office Manager Gretchen Osweiller
  • Box Office Assistants Alex Bodin, Rema-Elena Thomas, Taelor Cables
  • House Manager Ana Chisholm
  • Office Assistant AliceAnne Pegg
  • Videographer Tanner Hostetter
  • Publicity Design Brad Reissig