Seussical the Musical

Unfortunately, CEC's Spring Musical, Seussical the Musical, was canceled due to COVID-19.  We still wanted to celebrate the cast and crew and show our appreciation for the hard work they put into this show.

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Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), 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. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

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.

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Matthew Badman
(Wickersham Brother/Horton Understudy)

Matthew is a freshman and in his first of many years in the Drama program at CEC. Matthew's passions include singing, playing piano and trumpet, and spending time with his friends. As a Wickersham brother, Matthew gets to do another one of his favorite things: monkey around! Matthew is extremely excited to start his first year in Conwell-Egan's Drama program, and can't wait to see what they have in store for him next! He appreciates all of the hard work that everyone has put into the production this year including the stage crew, his castmates, and all of the volunteers that helped. He hopes you enjoy the show!

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Sarah Baker
(Bird Girl/Gertrude Understudy)

Sarah is so excited to be in her sixth production at CEC. Besides Drama, Sarah enjoys participating in Art, Track & Field, Community Service, Multicultural Club, and Spirit Night. She feels lucky to be part of such a wonderful program and loving family in CEC Drama. She wishes all of her cast mates good luck, and wants to thank both of her directors, Mr. Kuchler and Mrs. Schiavone, for being great teachers and even better friends. Great job everyone! :)

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Erin Beltle
(Citizen of Whoville)

Erin is excited to be a member of the Seussical cast! This is her fourth show at CEC, and she hopes it's the best one yet. Alongside CEC's drama program, Erin participates in Spirit Night, National Honor Society, Community Service Corps, and track and field. Break a leg, everyone, and dubs up!

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Gabriella Cain
(Stage Crew)

This is Gabriella Cain. Gabriella has been a dedicated stage crew member for three previous productions. Her amazing work in Seussical is featured in painting and building sets. She also does sound, making sure you can clearly hear all the beautiful talented voices of each cast member.

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Kelly Costigan
(Mrs. Mayor)

Kelly Costigan has been involved in Drama for the past 3 years and is very experienced in the field. She has played characters such as Mae Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie and Mrs. Harcourt in Anything Goes. She is more than thrilled to experience another year in such an amazing program and hopes you enjoy the show!

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Brandon Davis
(Stage Crew/Pit Band)

Brandon is a junior at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School. This is his third year in stage crew, but it will be his first time playing in the pit. Aside from drama, he is also in the CEC Band and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is very happy to be working with all of his friends on this play. He wishes everyone good luck!

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Liam DeCapio
(Stage Crew)

Liam is a junior at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School. He did stage crew his freshman year and is happy to be back. His hobbies include peeling paint pallets to avoid getting yelled at by Mrs. Schiavone, and avoiding painting his friend, Abby Smith. He's excited for the play and hopes the trees don't snap.

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Andrew DiLisio
(Horton)

"Four in a row!" Andrew is once again ready to perform on the CEC stage, now new and improved. Recent characters: Mr. Mcafee (Bye Bye Birdie), Moonface Martin (Anything Goes), and Pseudolus (A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum). You can find him singing songs with the choir, dancing in Spirit Night, or even hiding away drawing. Andrew would love to thank all of his family and friends, his siblings, Mom and Dad, and Mrs. Schiavone and Mr. Kuchler for being great role models! Go White team!

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Samantha Feltri
(Fish Girl/Citizen of Whoville)

Samantha wanted to be an actor ever since she was little. She joined Drama in high school, performing in A Funny Thing, Anything Goes, the Haunted House, and Bye Bye Birdie. Everyone in Drama is so welcoming and supportive, and she could not ask for a better group of people that she can call her family. She is glad she joined Drama at CEC, and is excited to be part of Seussical, her last CEC production.

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Tara Girton
(Stage Crew)

Tara is a junior. This is her third year in the Drama program. Outside of drama, she takes part in Multicultural club, as well as spirit night. She is very excited to take part in Seussical this year. It is her sixth theatre production since freshman year. She would like to thank her fellow cast and crew members for having yet another great experience.

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Hunter Gonzales
(Wickersham Brother/Cat in the Hat Understudy)

This is Hunter's third year doing Drama at CEC, and he is very excited to be a part of this production. Hunter enjoys singing, eating, and playing the guitar. He is very grateful for his friends and family who have supported him!

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Alondra Gonzalez
(JoJo)

Alondra is very excited to be performing in her first major role this year as Jojo! She has been involved in CEC drama for the last 3 years and has participated in the productions of Forum, Anything Goes, Bye Bye Birdie, and the annual Haunted Houses. Along with Drama, she is also involved in the school band, choir, and Chamber Choir. She would like to thank her family, friends, and her incredible cast and crew for all of the support!

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Claire Gutherman
(Thing 2)

Claire is a sophomore at CEC. She is excited to perform in her fourth production with CEC Drama. She is also involved in Spirit Night (Dubs Up!), and is a member of NHS. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, watching Disney movies, and eating. She is looking forward to playing Thing 2 in the musical, because, like the Things, she is silly and goofy. She wants to make you laugh and hopes you enjoy the show!

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Colton Jiorle
(The Grinch)

Colton is glad to be a part of this year's spring show, Seussical the Musical. This will be Colton's third performance at Conwell-Egan, including playing Billy Crocker in Anything Goes and Jimmy the Guitar man in Bye Bye Birdie. He would like to thank his Mom, Dad, and Grandfather for supporting him/coming to see all his plays and his two sisters, Kaylin and Kianna, and niece, Jolene, for being the best family ever.

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Angelina Kenny
(Cindy Lou Who)

This is Angelina's second year in CEC's Drama program. Her freshman year she was in the school's first haunted house, Conwell Evil, as well as Bye Bye Birdie. She also was involved in Code Blue earlier this year. She is so proud to be a part of this amazing program. Drama has become her second home and is so grateful to be a part of it. She wishes her cast the best of luck and hopes you enjoy the show!

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Nicholas Kilgallon
(Thing 1)

Nicholas is a junior in his third year of Drama. He used to do solely stage crew, but has participated in both cast and crew since last year. You may know him as "Doctor Kilgallon," but this time around, Nick has chosen to don a red onesie and act strange on stage. He is hoping you enjoy the play!

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Patrick Kilgallon
(Stage Manager)

Patrick is working as stage crew for Soosical the Moosical. He enjoys working with Mr. Kuchler and Mrs. Shivone, as they all poke fun at each other and still somehow make progress. Patrick is excited to work with everyone on his 6th production at Conwell-Egan and looks forward to the productions next year. Special thanks to all who attend and the artists who do the jobs Patrick can't.

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Emma Kirby
(Bird Girl)

Emma is a junior at Conwell-Egan. Emma learned she had an extreme passion for acting and performing in the spring of her freshman year. She is very happy to have created many friendships within the cast, and she would like to thank her family and friends for all the support. She is also profoundly grateful for her directors that have put so much time, dedication and passion into this production! She hopes you all enjoy it!

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Billy Kleinfelder
(Wickersham Brother/General Schmitz Understudy)

Billy has been in many drama productions at CEC. This is his 6th production in the CEC drama program and he is extremely excited for it. Billy also does many other activities aside from drama such as Chamber Choir and Spirit Night. He cannot wait for you all to see him Monkey Around!

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Alex Konyves
(Stage Crew)

Alex has been participating in Drama since freshman year. He is a self labeled golf and bowling prodigy. For this play he'll be making the stage and the actors shine, though you may know him as the man who scared a lot of children in CEC's haunted houses. He hopes you have fun knowing he can see all of you at all times!

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Kayleigh Lauff
(Bird Girl/JoJo Understudy)

Kayleigh is in her second year in CEC Drama, and has had a wonderful experience. She has made amazing new friends through her journey, and loves all of them. She would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her dreams, and helping her practice. Her fellow cast mates are very talented, and she can't wait for you to see the show.

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Delaney Lindberg
(Fish Girl)

Delaney is a senior and in her second year of Conwell-Egan Drama. She has always had a passion for acting and is very dedicated to her education. She is so glad to be a part of such a loving and accepting cast where she has made some of her closest friends, and she is so excited to be a part of the musical this year and show off all of the hard work the cast has put into bringing it to life!

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Joseph Loeffler
(Vlad Vladikoff)

Joseph is a freshman at CEC and is excited to be involved in his first production. While not practicing for the play, Joseph enjoys singing in as many CEC choirs as possible, playing trumpet in the band, and playing baseball. He would like to thank his family and friends for their support, and welcomes you all to the show!

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Andrew Mack
(Mayor)

Seussical is Andrew's fifth production at CEC. His previous stage credits include the purser in 2018's Anything Goes, and Hugo Peabody in 2019's Bye Bye Birdie. Andrew was also involved in both fall productions of Conwell-Evil and Code Blue. He will now play the Mayor of Whoville. Outside of drama, he is involved in Football, Spirit Night, Chamber Choir, Student Council, and works at the NAC.

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Stephanie McBeth
(Jungle Citizen)

Stephanie is a senior and excited to be a part of her seventh and final CEC production. She began her participation in the Drama program with Man of La Mancha her freshman year and has been a cast member in every show since. She would like to thank her family, Mr. Kuchler, Mrs. Schiavone and her whole "Drama Family" from throughout her time here for making these last four years so fun and memorable.

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Carmella Mooney
(Fish Girl/Whoville Citizen)

Carmella is very excited for her first musical production at CEC. When not onstage Carmella loves working backstage, writing, singing, and drawing. Carmella would like to thank her friends, cast, crew, and everyone who made Seussical possible!

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Hailey Morath
(Jungle Citizen)

Hailey is currently a freshman, and this is her first year as a part of the CEC Drama family. In her free time, Hailey enjoys playing ukulele, painting, and participating in various sports such as volleyball for CEC. She could not be happier to have this opportunity to be a part of such an amazing cast. She would like to thank her family, cast, and crew for making this possible. She hopes you enjoy the show!

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Jay Moyer
(Yertle the Turtle)

Jay is in his second year of participating in Conwell-Egan's Drama program. He enjoys both the performing and visual arts, and is thankful for the opportunities this school has offered. The talented cast and crew, along with the directors' hard work has made Seussical an experience worth remembering. He wishes good luck to those involved, and hopes everyone enjoys the show!

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Laura Moyer
(Stage Crew)

Laura is a part of the stage crew for Suessical. She is a freshman, but has been doing stage crew for her grade school for years. She is very excited to be a part of this production and can't wait to see all the amazing set pieces she's worked on put into action!

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Helene Nemeth
(Fish Girl/Citizen of Whoville)

Helene is a sophomore, participating in her 4th CEC Drama production. After being in Conwell Evil, Bye Bye Birdie, and Code Blue, Helene is super excited for Seussical. Besides Drama, Helene participates in Spirit Night, CEC Dance Team, and dance classes outside of school. She loves having fun and spending time with friends. She would like to thank her family, friends, cast, crew, and directors for all of the love, support, and hard work that made this show possible.

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Steven O'Connor
(Stage Crew)

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Caitlin O'Neill
(Mayzie)

Caitlin is so excited to be Mayzie, She certainly hasn't been lazy. The whole cast and crew are in on it too, this show is bound to be amazing" Caitlin O'Neill is a junior at Conwell-Egan Catholic and is participating in her sixth production here at CEC. She is so excited for all of you to see the amazing work that the cast and the crew have put into Seussical. Caitlin would like to thank her family, friends, and fellow cast members for all their support.

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David Pipitone
(Stage Crew)

David is currently a Junior at Conwell-Egan. This is his first year fully involved in the Drama program. He joined since many of his friends take part in the program, and has felt at home during Stage Crew. In his free time, he enjoys reading and art. He hopes to one day major in something related to Social Studies in College.

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Emily Potts
(Bird Girl/Mayzie Understudy)

Emily is a senior who has been involved in the Fine Arts for years. This is Emily's final Conwell-Egan production. She is very excited to be in Seussical and is very proud of the cast and crew. Emily would also like to thank the cast and crew for the lasting memories and great friends she has made throughout her high school Drama experience.

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Rachel Potts
(Bird Girl/Sour Kangaroo Understudy)

Rachel is a sophomore at Conwell-Egan and is proud to perform in Seussical. After her role as a tour guide in Code Blue, she's very excited. She's involved in Spirit Night, Lacrosse, Volleyball, and Chamber Choir. She would like to thank her directors for giving her this opportunity to grow as a person and performer. She would also like to thank her fellow cast and crew members for being the best family she could ever ask for.

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John Ramgolam
(Citizen of Whoville)

Let me start this by saying that he is, by far, the dumbest and most clueless person you will ever meet. His three, singular personality traits are terrible hearing, vine references, and continually screaming "WHAT!?!?" because he can't understand what you're saying. He's a dedicated Shrek stan that is always on the hunt for the dankest memes. And if he is not doing anything above, he will be sleeping... but most importantly, he likes to sing, dance, pretend, annnnnnd... kazooooooo.

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Harley Roach
(Gertrude McFuzz)

This is Harley's First year participating in CEC Drama. She loves to sing, dance and act all of the time and hopes to pursue a career in that area when she's older. Harley has had quite an eventful year, but she is so excited to be a CEC Eagle, and represent the performing arts! She looks forward to the next 3 years and can't wait for everyone to see how much work and effort we all put into the show. :)

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Jahnel Rodriguez
(Citizen of the Jungle)

Jahnel is a junior who enjoys several activities including dancing, singing, acting, playing instruments, and writing. She has been in a few plays since her freshman year including A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Anything Goes, and Bye Bye Birdie. She has also played a tour guide in the Conwell-Egan Haunted House. She is excited for her next venture.

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Jordan Russell
(The Cat in the Hat)

Jordan is in his 4th and last year of CEC Drama. His previous roles include: "Dr. Carasco/The Duke" (Man of La Mancha), "Senex" (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), "Sir Evelyn Oakleigh" (Anything Goes), "Tour Guide" (Code Blue and Conwell-Evil), "The Mayor" (Bye Bye Birdie), and lastly "The Cat in the Hat" (Suessical). He will greatly miss Drama and all the fond memories he has made. Jordan is very thankful to his fellow cast members, directors, and family for their support during the past four years.

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Sabrina Schaller
(Sour Kangaroo)

Sabrina is in her second year of CEC Drama and is so grateful to be given the opportunity to be the "Sour Kangaroo." Her favorite activities include spending time with her family, singing, and enjoying nature. She is so excited to be a part of such a wonderful production with the best cast and crew a girl could ever ask for! She'd like to thank her family for always supporting her and pushing her to finally break out of her shell.

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Vanessa Singleton
(Jungle Citizen)

Vanessa is in her first year in CEC performing arts. She enjoys playing softball for Parkwood Youth Organization, playing the guitar, and being a member of the Conwell-Egan Catholic family. Her hobbies include playing music, sports, and Girl Scouts. She wants to thank her family and friends for supporting her. She hopes you enjoy the show!

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Abriella Smith
(Stage Manager)

Abby Smith is a junior at Conwell Egan. This is her second year doing stage crew. She wishes the cast the best of luck and hopes everything goes well. She's praying that nothing breaks.

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Christopher Smith
(Stage Crew)

Chris is a junior here at Conwell-Egan Catholic. He has had such a great time working on this amazing show, and would like to thank everyone involved for being so awesome. He truly believes we are a family. He knows you'll have a great time tonight!

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Tyler Sonnay
(Max the Dog)

Tyler Sonnay plays the character Max the dog in Seussical. This is his second production at Conwell-Egan, and the first ever musical he has performed in. Alongside drama, Tyler is also on the lacrosse team and participates in the school's music program. Before coming to Conwell-Egan, Tyler was in the stage crew for Holy Trinity schools The Wizard of Oz , and he is now excited to be on the stage for a change.

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Kevin Teague
(General Schmitz)

Kevin is a Junior at CEC and is involved in Drama, the CEC Concert Choir, the Chamber Choir, and the All-Catholic Chorus. A lover of history, perhaps even a bit too much, he knows almost everything about any time period in history.

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Brendan Tufo
(Stage Crew)

Brendan is a Freshman at CEC. He is embracing what the school has to offer. In Middle School, Brendan worked as a Stage Crew for "Beauty and the Beast Jr". He enjoys the Beatles, movies, guitar, and family time. Brendan is hoping you enjoy the show and find the wonders of Dr. Seuss.

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Caleigh Vanderwende
(Stage Crew)

A member of the class of 2021, Cayleigh is a 2nd year stage crew member and this year's prop-master. She enjoys being behind the scenes and helping it all come together. She loves painting insects and making people laugh.

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Thomas Watkins
(Stage Crew)

Thomas is in his first year with stage crew at CEC. He has past experience with talent shows and seasonal shows at St. Ignatius. Some of his hobbies include soccer, gaming, and creating memes. He would like to thank his parents and hopes everyone enjoys the show.

SEUSSICAL
Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Book by LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Co-Conceived by LYNN AHRENS, STEPHEN FLAHERTY, and ERIC IDLE
Based on the Works of DR. SEUSS

Seussical TYA
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com

Contact Information

Tom Kuchler
Contact Tom Kuchler, Director of Performing Arts, with any questions.
215.945.6200 ext. 423
tkuchler@conwell-egan.org
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