Children's Theatre

Seussical continues Casa Mañana’s Children’s Theatre Season

FORT WORTH, Texas (January 17, 2024) – Casa Mañana continues its Children’s Theatre season with Seussical Theatre for Young Audiences Version, presented by Happy State Bank and sponsored by Frank Kent Cadillac. The show runs February 3-18 and is suitable for all audiences. Tickets are on sale now. 

Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz and many more Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony Award-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. With memorable music and heartwarming tales, this is sure to be a family favorite. This show is suitable for all audiences.

Performance dates and times are as follows: Saturday, February 3 at 1pm and 5pm, Sunday, February 4 at 11am and 3pm, Friday, February 9 at 7pm*, Saturday, February 10 at 1pm and 5pm, Sunday, February 11 at 11am** and 3pm, Saturday, February 17 at 1pm and 5pm, Sunday, February 18 at 11am and 3pm.  

*This performance includes ASL interpretation. 

**Casa Mañana continues its Sensory Friendly program with Seussical’s performance on Sunday, February 11 at 11am. This performance features a more relaxed environment, including muted production elements such as sound and lights. A quiet room will be available to audience members. Additional details and resources are available on www.casamanana.org.

Meet the Creative Team

Grady Bowman

www.gradymcleodbowman.com | @instagrady_

Grady M Bowman (Director) has created work for Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theatre, national tours, television, circus, cruise ships, dance companies and universities throughout the US and abroad. Select choreography credits include Finale Co-choreographer of The Cher Show on Broadway; Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center; World’s Got Talent on Hunan TV in China; and Olney Theatre Center’s production of SinginIn The Rain for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Choreography. Grady worked as Associate Choreographer to Chris Gattelli (Tony Award-winner: Newsies) on several projects including off-Broadway’s Dogfight, In Your Arms at The Old Globe, and a NY developmental lab of Top Hat. 

Matthew Stern

www.mattsternmusic.com | @mstern303 

Matthew Stern (Music Director) is an award winning NYC-based music director and pianist.  Recent credits:  Evita (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Sing Street, Merrily We Roll Along (Huntington Theater); Rock of Ages (Mountain Theatre Company); Honk (Revival Theater Company); Little Women, All is Calm, She Loves Me, Altar Boyz, Mame (Greater Boston Stage Company); Fun Home, Allegiance, Bridges of Madison County, Scottsboro Boys, Violet, Big Fish (SpeakEasy Stage Company); Gentleman’s Guide, Pacific Overtures (Lyric Stage Company of Boston).  Matt has served on the faculties of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston University, and Emerson College, and spent over a decade music directing at French Woods Festival.  He has an MFA in Musical Theater Studies from Boston University.  Next up: Drowsy Chaperone (Lyric Stage Company of Boston).

Meet the Cast

Alli Franken*
Cat in the Hat

Jude Laine Lewis*

Matthew Minor*
Horton the Elephant

Lily Gast
Gertrude McFuzz

Laura Wetsel*
Mayzie LaBird

Tiana Shuntae Alexander
Sour Kangaroo

Justin Taylor
Mr. Mayor

Samantha McHenry*
Mrs. Mayor

Michael Scott Gomez*
Wickersham Brother

Michael Alonzo*
Wickersham Brother

Maxton Sims
Wickersham Brother

Ivy Bilbow
Bird Girl

Tenley Heugatter
Bird Girl

Eisley Wood
Bird Girl

Parker Baumann

Patrick Bilbow

Hunter Hall

Cassie Magrath

Charlie Bilbow

Amrynn Wood


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