Coronado Playhouse Presents SEUSSICAL to Benefit Ronald McDonald House

Coronado Playhouse is the oldest, longest running community theatre in San Diego County and Coronado's oldest arts organization. The 2016 season marks 70 years of entertainment, service and outreach to Coronado and area audiences.

"Oh, the things you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical spectacular.

This anniversary season continues with Seussical The Musical featuring all the favorite Dr. Seuss characters brought from the page to the stage. The cast of characters includes Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and more. The Cat in the Hat narrates the classic story of Horton the elephant who discovers a peculiar speck of dust. The speck is home to the Whos including Jojo Who, a child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." With a wonderful score of music, find out how Horton faces the challenge of protecting the Whos from danger while also guarding an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. The unlikely hero faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial of epic proportions. This musical adventure is fun for the entire family with a heartwarming message of the value of friendship, loyalty, family.

During the six-week run of performances September 2 - October 9, 2016, Coronado Playhouse, the Community's Theatre, is raising money and awareness to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. The House is specifically designed to provide a home away from home for families with hospitalized children - including 47 bedrooms, hot meals and a children's play area for siblings - so families can focus their attention on supporting their sick or injured child instead of worrying about day-to-day needs. Every year, more than 1,500 families are helped and the need for overnight services far exceeds its 47-room capacity. For more information on programs please visit www.rmhcsd.org.

The cast features: Jacob Sampson (Cat in the Hat), Ryan Burtanog (Horton the Elephant), Ferril Gardner (Sour Kangaroo), Eileen Parks (Young Kangaroo), Wilfred Paloma (Wickersham Brother), Ryan Luster (Wickersham Brother), Marc Caro (Wickersham Brother), Meredith Russo (Mayzie), Sophia Johnson (Gertrude) Alex Dunbar (Mr. Mayor), Daryl Daley (Mrs. Mayor, Bird Girl), Drew McMullen (JoJo), Oliver Wilcox (General Schmitz), Kylie Young (Bird Girl), Jazz Ruiz (Bird Girl), Trevor Johnson (Yertle the Turtle/ Vlad Vladikoff /Grinch), Julia Van Skike (Cindy Lou Who), Ashley Stewart (Max).

The production team includes Desha Crownover (Director), Michael Anthony (Music Director), Erin Petersen (Choreographer), Katy Skyrud (Producer), Marcee Drysdale (Costume Design), Jacob Sampson (Set Design), Michael Barahura (Lighting Design), Larry Namer (Sound Design) Maddy Ringer (Stage Manager), Pamela Everett (Props and Dressing).

For more information and to purchase tickets please contact the box office at

619-435-4856 or go to our website, www.coronadoplayhouse.com.

DATES: September 2 - October 9, 2016

TIMES: Thursdays & Fridays at 7:00 p.m., Sundays 2:00 p.m.,

Saturdays 2:00 p.m. 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8; 7:00 p.m. 9/3, 9/17, 10/8.

TICKETS: $10-$27 All children 12 and under $10; Active Duty Military, Student and Senior discounts. Excellent group rates are available.

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL

Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Co-Conceived by Eric Idle

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Seussical The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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