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by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Jon Gardner
Music Directed by Mac Fancher
Choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell
Circus coached by Laura Adams

A fantastical, magical, musical circus!. All your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life and transport you from the jungle of Nool to the invisible world of the Whos, while the Circus McGurkus fills the stage with unicycles, juggling, acrobatics and more!, Join The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, The Grinch and others in a heart-warming musical circus adventure suitable for all ages. Will Horton Hatch the Egg and save the Whos from the Sour Kangaroo? Will Jojo get home safely from the butter battle? There's no guarantee, so come and see! This holiday season, use the "brains in your head and feet in your shoes" to steer yourself and your family in the direction of Greenbelt Arts Center for songs such as "How Lucky You Are", "It's Possible", "Amazing Mayzie", and "Alone in the Universe". "Oh the thinks you can think, when you think about Seuss!"

With: Stephen P. Yednock, Courtney Harris, Bob Gudauskas, Jamie Miller, Shawday Graves, Mayumi Griffie, Harper Chadwick, Jim Pasquale, Marie Nearing, Jason Britt, Amanda Dees, Julie Dixon, Rachel Pino-Elliott, John Carter, Kathleen Moors, Joey Rolandelli, Findley Holland, Sophie Cooper, Joanna Andrus, Win Britt, Tiffany Chadwick, Anna Shenk-Evans, Jeffery Lesniak, Beatrice McNabb, Bridget Adams, Heather Babin, Silas Fishburne, Elizabeth Gardner, Isabela Martins.

December 2, 3, 9, 16, 17 at 8PM
December 4, 10, 11, 18 at 2PM

Ticket prices: $25 General Admission, $22 Students/Seniors/Military, $14 Youth (12 and under with adult)
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In Our Gallery

"Seuss Yer Ol' Man! or So, Seuss Me!", drawings in mixed media by Linda Thompson, through December 18
Pictured is "Zheez Loowees".


Auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center on Monday, December 5, and Tuesday December 6 at 7:30. Call-backs if needed will be Thursday, December 8.

The Story:
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing life-unaffirming 'ding' of the bell that signifies a mistake. Six spellers enter, one speller leaves!


Chip Tolentino
A Boy Scout and last year's champion, returning to defend his title. Social and athletic, plays little league, finds puberty hitting at just the wrong time. Tenor to B.
Leaf Coneybear
Has A.D.D; home schooled, over-shadowed by his siblings. Comes from a family of hippies who make their own clothes. Baritone to G.
Logianne Schwartzandgrubenierre
The youngest competitor and most politically correct, anxious, lisps. Has two gay dads. Knows she'll return next year if she loses. Alto G to Eb.
Olive Ostrovsky
New to competition, naive, soft-spoken, loner, but friendly. The dictionary is her best friend. Mezzo A to high G.
William Barfee
A finalist from last year, eliminated due to an allergic reaction to peanuts. Know-it-all, physically funny. Sarcastic, but soft. Tenor to Bb.
Marcy Park
A recent transfer, placed ninth in last year's nationals. Over-achiever, speaks six languages. Not much personality. Attends Catholic School. Mezzo to Eb.
Rona Peretti
The number one realtor in Putnam County, former Bee champion, and returning moderator. Sweet, loves children, but loves the Bee more. Mezzo up to A.
Douglas Panch
Vice Principal, who is returning to the Bee after an 'incident' five years ago. He's in a better place now. Is the word-giver. Must be excellent at improvisation. Very minimal singing.
Mitch Mahoney
The Official Comfort Counselor, who is performing his community service at the Bee by handing out juice boxes to the losers. Baritone to A.

NOTE: While the spellers are teens, they are played by young adults. We are generally looking for people in their 20s or early 30s for these roles. Other roles, such as parents and siblings, will be doubled by the cast.

Please bring a prepared song with sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Although this is not a dance-heavy show, some movement will be required; a brief combination will be taught. Also, scenes from the show will be handed out for reading.

Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and either Saturday or Sunday. Performances are all four weekends in March. Please bring a list of your conflicts.

All roles are non-union and unpaid.


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All shows start at 8pm unless otherwise stated. For reservations or more information call 301-441-8770.
Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt MD 20770
Greenbelt Arts Center is a 100-seat blackbox theater, with plenty of free on-site parking.
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