Center Stage present summer musical

Staff reports
Young parish residents are performing in Seussical: The Musical this summer.

Center Stage Performing Arts Academy is pleased to announce the cast of their 2011 Summer Musical, Seussical.  The show is under the direction of Linda Schexnaydre, who is extremely excited about the talent that the cast offers.  Seussical presents a unique opportunity for Center Stage, and will be unlike any other show the studio has produced. 

The show pays homage to the legendary Dr. Seuss, whose immeasurable talent has astounded many generations with his creative stories and rhymes.  Audience members will recognize such characters as the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and the Grinch.  This one of a kind experience is a rare package of fun, sophistication, humor, and sentiment.  Adults can delve into their childhood memories, while children explore the depths of their imagination in the musical extravaganza that is Seussical.

Performances will be July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30pm and July 17 and 24 at 2:00pm in the Dutchtown High School Cafetorium.  Seussical will also visit Baton Rouge Little Theatre on Aug. 4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and August 7 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling Center Stage at 225-644-4242.

Cast of Characters: Larry Schexnaydre (The Cat in the Hat), Kaitlin Richard (Gertrude), Bailey Purvis (Mayzie), Hally Lambert, Jordan Manton, Jada Roper (Bird Girls), Shelly Kleinpeter (JoJo), Chris Pyfrom (Horton), Madison Levy (Sour Kangaroo), Dustin Delaune (Yertle the Turtle), Austen Schexnaydre, Adam Johnson, Luc’ Tuminski (Wickersham Brothers), Chris Bourgeois (Mayor), Elizabeth Garrard (Mrs. Mayor), Luc’ Tuminski (General),and  Nick Costello (Grinch).

Additional Ensemble Members: Regan Wild, Tessa Mayon, Sarah Sonnier, Kaitlyn Johnson, Kerrigan Jackson, Alivia Sylvester, Gracie Owens, Erin Mayeux, Amanda Ourso, Chloe Johnson, Allison Waguespack, Kate Duhe, Emily Winter, Elizabeth Winter, Breanna Burd, Julia LeBlanc, and Hannah Chiquelin.