Theatre Arts Division

The Stapleton Theatre Company is the Theatre Arts division of the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts. It is brought to you by the same team who operated the San Anselmo Town Players as part of the San Anselmo Recreation Department from 2001–2006. The same type of program, artistic quality, production values, instruction, nurturing and care that you came to know from the Town Players continues at Stapleton Theatre Company.

The Theatre Arts Division produces an annual musical production of A Christmas Carol and a fully-staged multi-generational musical theatre production each May, directed by resident director Bruce Vieira with Musical Director Judy Wiesen.

Seussical – The Musical

Seussical The Musical Logo

Directed by Bruce Vieira
Musical Direction by Judy Wiesen
Choreography by Deb Spake

Dr. Seuss' lovable, familiar characters jump from the page to the stage in this magical musical! Favorite characters such as the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Lazy Mayzie, Gertrude McFuzz and the Whos of Whoville come to life in this adaptation, co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle.

Seussical's JoJo, a child and "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks" leads the audience through a colorful story that resounds with relevant themes: believing in yourself, keeping promises and the rewards of being an independent thinker. Simple enough to be understood by children and universal enough to be meaningful to adults, Seussical features an amazing upbeat score with a range of musical styles from Latin to pop, swing to gospel and R&B to funk!

Seussical Cast List 2015

Cat – Jenny Boynton
Horton – Simon Eves
Jojo – Chloe Flynn/Alex Coe
Gertrude – Dana Cherry/Kylie Clark
Mayzie – Miles Smith
Sour Kangaroo – Deb Spake
Young Kangaroo – Sarah Geffen/Molly Raynor
General Schmitz – Michael Nurge/David Smith

Wickersham One – Michael Kessell
Wickersham Two – Carl Robinett
Wickersham Three – Nathaniel Eves
Wickersham Four – Skylar Reynolds
Wickersham Five – Kelly Robinett

Bird Girl One – Erika Smith
Bird Girl Two – Carrie Fisher-Coppola
Bird Girl Three – Off night Gertrude
Bird Girl Four – Jennifer Hendrick

Bird Girl Chorus – Summer Davis
Bird Girl Chorus – Zoe Mandin Kelly
Bird Girl Chorus – Rylee Blum
Bird Girl Chorus – Katie Held
Bird Girl Chorus – Sophia Arroyo

Grinch – Sitri
Mayor of Whoville – David Carson
Mayor's Wife – Judy Hurwitz/Barbara Kessell
Yertle The Turtle – Laura Nethercutt

Thing One – Alex Henzl
Thing Two – Daisy Philips

People of Whoville (Whos) – George Hendrick, Jane Ahrens, Laura Nethercutt, Sandra Radovic, Gene Phillips, Jay Trimble, John Keilman, Sitri, George Kelly, Billy McDaneld, Renee Wahbeh, Airah Whipkey, David Coe, Off night Jojo, Off Night General, (Grinch, Mayor and Wife)

Jungle Animals – Emilie Held, Abby Nicholson, Amelia Richer, Olivia Rubin, Danica Cieply, Kylie Janssen, Justin Slayer, Aaden Michael Cole Byrne, Savia Churton, Ava Fernandez, Paulina Laremont, Off Night Young Kangaroo

Head Cadet – Renee Wahbeh
Cadets - Renee Wahbeh, Danica Cieply, Abby Nicholson, Kylie Janssen, Airah, Daisy Phillips, Alex Henzl, Off Night Jojo, Aaden Michael Cole Byrne, George Hendrick, Justin Slayen

Circus Performers – Emilie Held, Amelia Richer, Airah Whipkey, Aaden-Michael Cole Byrne, Justin Slayen, Olivia Rubin, Savia Churton, Ava Fernandez, Thing One and Thing Two
Circus Animals – Bird Girl Chorus

Hunter One – Gene Phillips
Hunter Two – Jay Trimble
Hunter Three – John Keilman
Hunter Four – George Kelly
Hunter Five – Billy McDaneld

Vlad Vladikoff – David Coe
Hunches – Summer Davis, Zoe Mandin Kelly, Rylee Blum, Katie Held, Sophia Arroyo
Fish – Summer Davis, Zoe Mandin Kelly, Rylee Blum, Katie Held, Sophia Arroyo, Erika Smith, Carrie Fisher Coppola
Nurse – Jane Ahrens
Elephant Bird – Savia Churton/Ava Fernandez

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Double Cast Roles

Crew & Cast Files