Lake Superior Youth Theatre
Mission Statement: To empower young people through performance arts, education and the creation of outstanding theatrical and musical art.
Our youth theatre has been based on the following belief: Young people gain confidence and learn responsibility, commitment and teamwork skills that are critical to their success in school and in life.
LSYT is located in Marquette, Michigan and serves the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Open to youth between the ages of 3-18 years, LSYT produces a series of performances each year. These range from full productions at the beautiful Kaufman Auditorium to variety shows and performing as part of other community events.
SEUSSICAL JR. CAST LIST
LAKE SUPERIOR YOUTH THEATRE
Seussical JR. CAST LIST
Congratulations to everyone in the cast. It’s never easy to cast with so much talent. For those who were not cast I hope that you realize that over 147 youth auditioned and we cannot accommodate all who auditioned. Please don’t be discouraged and continue to audition in the future. We had several qualified people for all parts and it’s always hard to make the final tough decisions. We will be having a spring production and summer production and new fall production for 8th grade and under in 2014. We hope to see you back again or in the upcoming production of Scrooge produced by the Kaufman Players.
The first cast meeting day October 14th, 2013 at 5-7 p.m. at Graveraet School (3rd floor) minus the Who Ensembles. The Who Ensembles will meet on Tuesday October 15th, 2013 at 5-6:30 p.m. for their first cast meeting.
Please call Nikke at (906) 362-6453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not able to make the first cast meeting, with any new conflicts or if you are not accepting your part.
We’re looking forward to a fantastic and fun show!
– Nikke, Jill G., Jill V, Mike, Moire, Abby, Brian, Donavan, Natalie, Jeff, Ryan
Cat in the Hat.....................David Bashaw
Bird Girls..........Megan Armstrong, Emily Burbey, Grace Feliz, Karissa Langsford, Anne Ludwig, Hanna Numinen (Birds Girls 1, 2, 3- TBD out of Bird Girls)
Sour Kangaroo.......................Maitri White
Baby Kangaroo....................Lauren Houle
Mr. Mayor..............................Sam Billman
Mrs. Mayor............................Kayla Grugin
Cindy Lou Who...................Amelia Bishop
The Grinch.....................Jeremiah Ogawa
Max the Dog*..........Anthony McKinney, Grayson Wash
Thing 1 & Thing 2.............Halley Graves, Hayden Graves
Yertle the Turtle........Patrick McCommons
Elephant Bird/Who*.....Grant Ottaway, Hailey Spade
It’s Possible Partner Dancers: Kaylee Larmour, Alexa Larmour, Wickersham Brothers and Wickersham Sisters
Wickersham Brothers: Noah Gannon, Thomas Griffith, Will Guter, Imari McKinney, Noah Seppanen, Perry Truscon, Benny Veres, Ricky Vermuelen (Wickersham 1, 2, 3- TBD out of Wickersham Brothers)
Wickersham Sisters: Isabelle Anthos, Emma Bradley, Ella Kyle, Megan Ludwig, Caitlin Palomaki, Hannah Robinson, Stephanie Spehalski, Aspen Talsma
Cat Assistants: Chandler Bur, Danielle Jahnke, Karen Ludwig, Kendra Palomaki, Maddie Pederson, Elizabeth Spehalski
It’s Possible Fish and Underwater Animals/Waves: Tia Anderson, Ella Davis, Amanda Diddams, Emily Gauthier, Ryleigh Jackson, Enola Jeever, Taylor Koski, GlenEllen Lehmberg, Marina Mankee, Senia Manson, Elli Martysz, Ally O’Neill, Kendra Palomaki, Scotti Peterson, Cera Shelafoe, Anna Spehalski,
Jungle Creatures: Tia Anderson, Leandra Bruggink, Miranda Conroy, Nicholas Conroy, Ella Davis, Makayla Foster, Gracie Harrington, Elise Heide, Laura Hinz, Cecilia McKinney, Kara Niskanen, Rohan Mahin, Janae Peterson, Jayne Petersen, Rachel Sarasin, Mara Sorensen, Alli Vanwelsenaers, Deana Veres
Whos: Delaney Diddams, Heather Edwards, Ally Heide, Lexi Henderson, Jazzy Kuehnl, Romy Kus, Elana Owens, Kyla Palomaki, Antonio Stabile, Maddy Stern
Whos (Ensembles will be split into two groups and rotate shows)*: Mack Anderson, Roman Balcer, Madison Balding, Callie Barber, Jennifer Blondeau, Gabbie Bray, Jessica Bray, Lizzy Burzynski, Sarah Chu, Nora Clement, Aden Dahlstrom, Kendyl Dahlstrom, Devin Fortin, Petra Frazier, Ethan Gauthier, Jonah Hardenbergh, Clara Johnson, Andrew King, Elizabeth King, Emma Lysinger, Michael Mankee, Asa Naigus, Rachel Niskanen, Iris Oswald, Ivy Oswald, Lila Oswald, Carley Palomaki, Matthew Rabitaille, Elliott Rasmussen, Mira Schneider, Emma Spade, Landyn Spade, Lucy Stern, Hunter Trepanier, Trenton Wash, Alaura Welch, Mia Zivnoska, Talyn Zorza,
Circus People/Animals: Jasmine Burke, Amanda Diddams, Emily Gauthier, Ryleigh Jackson, Enola Jeever, Taylor Koski, Alexa Larmour, Kaylee Larmour, GlenEllen Lehmberg, Raquel Green, Marina Mankee, Senia Manson, Elli Martysz, Ally O’Neill, Scotti Peterson, Kendra Palomaki, Cera Shelafoe, Anna Spehalski,
Aerial Silks: TBD
Understudies: the role of the understudy is to be taken very seriously and is an honor to receive. If for any reason the person playing the role is unable to go on, the understudy must know their part. This requires some extra rehearsals. If you do not want to accept the role of the understudy please talk privately to Nikke.
Cat/Horton- Chandler Bur
Gertrude/Mayzie- Emily Burbey
Bird Girl- Danielle Jahnke
Sour Kangaroo- Janae Peterson
Baby Kangaroo- Senia Manson
Mrs. Mayor- Kendyl Dahlstrom
Mr. Mayor- Jeremiah Ogawa
FIRST CAST MEETING- The first cast meeting day October 14th, 2013 at 5-7 p.m. at Graveraet School (3rd floor) minus the Who Ensembles. The Who Ensembles will meet on Tuesday October 15th, 2013 at 5-6 p.m. for their first cast meeting.
FOR THOSE NOT CAST- Please do not be discouraged as not being cast has no reflection on your talent or theatrical abilities. We just had too many people and are looking at restructuring next year to meet the demand. Please let us know if you are interested in working on crew. HOWEVER, we highly encourage you to audition for Scrooge at Graveraet as there are several parts for youth (and adults!). See info below (not sponsored by LSYT):
EBENEZER SCROOGE COMMUNITY WIDE AUDITIONS:
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16TH 6:00-9:00pm SATURDAY OCTOBER 19TH NOON-5:00PM
AUDITIONS WILL BE ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF GRAVERAET---NOT IN KAUFMAN AUDITORIUM
Accompanist provided. We will also be able to accommodate CD or iPod usage for your audition. Prepare 30-60 seconds of a song. You may prepare a short (30-60 second) monologue if you choose, but not necessary. Scenes from show will be provided for you to read. Looking for cast members 5 years old and up.
We will be needing a lot of help with costumes, hair, make-up, set, and props. We need people to work on individual projects as well as group work calls. Please let us know ASAP if you’re interested in helping.
Seussical Jr. Artistic Staff:
Director- Nikke Nason
Assistant Director- Moire Embley
Choreographer- Jill Grundstrom
Asst. Choreographer- Jill Vermeulen
Dance Captain/Assistant- Donavon Chambers
Vocal Director- Jeff Bruning
Costume Designer: Suzanne Shahbazi
Make-Up Designer: Ryan White
Hair Designers: “The Hair Moms”
Photographer- Patty Peterson (Pinc. Photography)
Videography- Natalie Berger
Graphic Designer- Erin Ellison
Technical Director- Mike Kangas
Stage Manager- Megan Hillier
Asst. Stage Manager- Sydney Rehman
Stage Crew: Avalyn Billman, Colin Bradley, Jaci Bradley, Kobe Nason, Daniel Politi, Lucy Snyder, Bella Zanetti.
Dance Captains- TBD
WE HAVE MORE OPENINGS FOR TECH CREW.
Interview with LSYT Member Mallory Grugin
Click here to read the interview