Printable CopySEUSSICAL
Adelaide Youth Theatre
The Arts Theatre
Until 26 Jan 2020

Review by Fran Edwards

“Seussical” is such a fun show – for the cast and especially the audience. A colourful world created by Dr Seuss in a musical written by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. This production is bright, fresh and full of talent. Serena Martino-Williams and Jesse Budel have put together a great production choreographed by Nina Richi that is a delight to watch.

Amongst the well-drilled cast both Nathan Stafford as The Cat in The Hat and Oscar Bridges as Jojo are standouts. The pivotal part of Horton is played with wonderful sensitivity by Deon Martino-Williams. Gemma Dandie has a sweet voice and delivers a gentle and lovely Gertrude whilst Londyn Foreman is all sass and pizzazz as Mayzie. Supported by her Bird Girls Alessia Charman, Charlotte Lawrence and Paige Tran, all wearing some very flashy costumes.

The Wickershams – Holly Abbott, Shae Olsson-Jones and Hamish Skene – provided some fun distractions and Sour Kangaroo with Young Kangaroo (Erica Obur and Tahlia Binetti) led the hounding of Horton with strong voices. The Whos were well represented with Nick Mitchell as Mr Mayor and Emily Harwell as his wife. William Fitzgerald was a larger than life Vlad Vladoff.

The production was well put together and all did their part, but the cheeky confidence and versatility of The Cat kept me smiling long after I left the theatre!