ONCE ON THIS ISLAND & SEUSSICAL, JR. Presented By TexARTS Musical Theatre Academy

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND & SEUSSICAL, JR. Presented By TexARTS Musical Theatre AcademyJoin us for TexARTS' Teen Musical Theatre Academy's production of Once On This Island, Jr. Performances are scheduled for April 13 - 15 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre at TexARTS (2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite 160 Austin, Texas 78734).

Adapted from the celebrated musical currently being revived on Broadway, this rousing Calypso-flavored tale follows a girl who finds love in a divided world. Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of the forbidden love between Ti Moune & Daniel. Join us for the musical fairytale that has Broadway raving!

Christina Stroup makes her TexARTS directorial debut with this production of Once On This Island, Jr. Musical director John C. Henderson and choreographer Lauren DeFilippo join her. The cast includes Tyler Cloar, Reilly Cox, Scarlet Craig, Chloe Ent, Lydia Ent, Kellen Koch, Rebekah Freeland, Massimo Marinari, Jessica Paine, Evan Paley, Sophia Perroni, Lila Grace Plummer, Cameron Redwine, Claire Sarman and Molly Wise. Students took part in a 12-week production based class that results in this completely staged musical.

Performance Dates and Show Times:

Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 15 at 1 p.m.

Next up, TexARTS Youth Musical Theatre Academy takes stage in the production of Seussical, Jr. Performances are scheduled for April 28 - 29 and May 5 - 6 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre at TexARTS (2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite 160 Austin, Texas 78734).

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical Jr., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. With catchy music and heartwarming tales, this is sure to be a family favorite. 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 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.

Directed by a TexARTS favorite, Cassie Eckerman. Joining Eckerman will be Musical Director Robert Carrasco and Choreographer Hunter Regian. The cast includes Annalise Ashcroft, Brooke Boggan, Maile Boswell, Sabrina Brenner, Isla Rose Brown, Mary Hadley Cancienne, Kaylee Carlson, Maggie Emley, Jake Fagan, Ruby Fleischman, Hadley Forman, Keilani Fujii, Malia Fujii, Lelan Gale, Emerson Ganske, Madison Greenberg, Isa Hardy, Grace Humphries, Jillian Hunter, Josie Jerman, Isaiah Johnson, Georgia Jones, Katelyn Kempler, Aria Lee, Madison Marchand, Luciana Marinari, Georgia McCann, Lanzo Pasierb-Case, Morrissey Ratzlaff, Sofia Rayas, Reagan Rogers, Willow Sigel, Elise Turner, Ava Wilbanks and Emalina Williams. Students took part in a 12-week production based class that results in this completely staged musical.

Performance Dates and Show Times:

Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets for both performances are on sale now and may be purchased at tex-arts.org or by calling the box office at 512-852-9079 x101. Tickets are $17 and all ages are welcome.

TexARTS is a nonprofit performing and visual arts organization that offers year-round classes in acting, voice, visual arts and dance as well as completely staged youth and professional productions. For more information about TexARTS, visit our website tex-arts.org.


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