We will be performing SEUSSICAL at the following times: 

Thursday, July 6, at 7:00pm
Friday, July 7, at 7:00pm
Saturday, July 8, at 2:00pm
Saturday, July 8, at 7:00pm

Shows will take place at Hope on Houston located at 901 E. Houston Street in Sherman, TX. 
Cast List

Get to know a few of the cast and crew members as they are excited to bring this show to the area.

Mattie Scheibmeir (Cat in the Hat)--will be a freshman at Sherman High School in the fall.  In her free-time Mattie enjoys all music related activities and painting.  Her most recent productions have been THE SECRET GARDEN (Colin Craven) and THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER (Imogene).  Mattie is very happy to do another show at Hope and she hopes you think the play is dope!

Avery Williams (JOJO)-- has four older siblings and is homeschooled. She is fourteen years old and going into the 9th grade. This is her fourth show with Theater for Hope, her favorite of which was THE SECRET GARDEN (Mary Lennox). She is excited to show off her juggling skills which she perfected for this show. She looks forward to doing more shows with Theater for Hope and hopes you enjoy this show!

Luke Rostyne (Horton)-- is 19 and will be a junior at Austin College in the fall studying music and business. Luke’s very first show was Seussical back in 2012 when he was 8 years old. Since then he’s been a part of several productions with Theatricks, SCP, and Theater For Hope. Some of his favorites include MARY POPPINS (Michael Banks), THE WIZARD OF OZ (The Cowardly Lion), BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Cogsworth), THE MUSIC MAN (Ensemble), NEWSIES (Davey), THE SECRET GARDEN (Uncle Archie) and most recently WHITE CHRISTMAS (Ensemble) with SCP. Luke is so excited to share this full circle moment with his little brother, Gabe, with his family and friends, and with you!

Andrea Bryson (Gertrude McFuzz)--is a high school senior who enjoys classical singing, reading, and watching old movies, when not onstage.  The is Andrea's 18th show with Mr. Crocker, (including THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, which she co-directed) and she has loved every minute.  Andrea is very excited to work with some of her favorite people to perform Gertrude, a dream role of hers since she was little, and she hopes you enjoy the show!

Sarah Williams (Mayzie La Bird)-- is a 16 year old homeschooler. She is always reading, and loves to dance and act. She has been in nine previous plays, including ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (Anne) and THE SECRET GARDEN (Alice). She is excited to play Mayzie, and can't wait for the show! 

Amy Shojai (Mayor's Wife/Wickersham)--is the author of 35+ pet books and co-author of five plays including STRAYS that debuted at Theatricks.  At age 7 she began writing and acting in her parent's basement, and has continued to "play" ever since.  Amy has performed in dozens of shows onstage or in the pit bands including Sherman Community Players, Theatricks, Sherman and Denison high schools, and cello for Theater For Hope, and frequently taught at Texas Thespian Festival.  Favorite roles include the voice of Audrey II (LITTLE SHOP), Ursula (THE LITTLE MERMAID), Miss Hugh (MARY POPPINS), and most recently Martha (WHITE CHRISTMAS).  She's delighted to work with some of her favorite directors and young performers again, this time onstage, for Theater For Hope.

Ian Flood  (General Ghnegis Khan Schmitz?Wickersham) -- is thrilled to be part of SEUSSICAL, the Musical. With previous experience in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, MATILDA, THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, and JUDY MOODY.  Ian's love for the stage knows no bounds. Beyond acting, Ian finds joy in playing the guitar, fixing PCs, and Playing Airsoft. His dedication and genuine passion shine through, leaving a lasting impact on audiences. 

Tiana Jeffs (Bird Girl/Grinch)-- works in real estate construction, using her hands to renovate houses. She has been in lots of shows including; MUSIC MAN, THE KING AND I, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, and many more. Her love for music and dancing started when she was in her first show at 5 years old. She will always enjoy the theater both watching and performing.   

Emma Dovel (Bird Girl/Yertle the Turtle)--is a soon to be junior in high school.  She is in mixed varsity choir and has been involved in choir almost all her life and enjoying anything music related!  Emma was in THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS run by the theater department at her school.  This is her first musical with Theater For Hope.

Miriam Scheibmeir (Bird Girl, Vlad Vladikoff) -- just graduated from the Flite Program, and she is a member of the Grads’ Chorus with the Children’s Chorus of Greater North Texas. Miriam currently works at the Brookshire’s Bakery in Pottsboro. Miriam has been involved in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Ensemble), CINDERELLA (Ensemble), THE LITTLE MERMAID (Chorus), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Loft Choir), ANNE OF GREEN GABLES & A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD (Baked edible props). Miriam enjoys baking and hopes to own her own bakery one day!  

Meg Blanch (Young Kangaroo/Who Cadet)--just finished 5th grade at Sanford Elementary in Van Alstyne.  This is her first performance with Theater For Hope, but she has performed in school plays and has been seen on stage as a magician.  In her free time, she loves reading fantasy novels and playing with her four siblings.  One day she hopes to be an actor and live in New York City with a cat.

Charlie Teresa Pearce (Who Cadet)--is a 10 year old.  She joined CCGNT Fall of 2021 when she was 8 years old, and has loved it ever since.  She participated in the Theater For Hope's THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER in December 2022.  She enjoys singing around the house and at school.  She helps with faith formation at St. Mary's and sometimes in the church choir.  She is super excited about SEUSSICAL and looks forward to putting on a great show!  Charlie will be attending Crutchfield Elementary this fall as a 5th grader.

Gabe Rostyne (Who Cadet)-- is 10 years old and attends Grayson Christian School. Gabe is very excited to be performing along side his big brother Luke in SEUSSICAL. This is Gabe’s third show as he was an extra in MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET and in CINDERELLA. Gabe loves to sing, dance, collect Pokémon cards, build Legos and play with his new puppy Chewy.

Scarlett Henderson (Thing 1)-- is an oncoming junior in high school. Scarlett is 16 and has been in 8 performances in and out of school working both as crew and cast.   
Aster Durham (Thing 2) -- is entering the junior year at Sherman High.  Aster has been doing theatre for 3 years and has been involved in 8 theatrical productions along with running tech for other shows in the community. Aster's most recent show was THE CAGED BIRDS at Sherman high where she was the stage manager.  

Leandra Williams (Choreographer)-- is a homeschooling mom of five and is excited to be a part of this show along with her two daughters. She has a minor in dance performance from Southern Methodist University. While her dance background is primarily in classical ballet, she has very much enjoyed branching out and choreographing all types of dance. This is her seventh show, prior shows include Cinderella and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 

Heidi Scheibmeir (Vocal Director) -- is the choir director for the Children’s Chorus of Greater North Texas, the Grads’ Chorus, and at Sherman High School. Some favorite shows Heidi has been in are JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Narrator, vocal director), LITTLE WOMEN (Marmee), MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (Doris Walker), THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (Hallie Jackson), and THE LITTLE MERMAID (Jetsam). Heidi is grateful to this team of directors for working together on a number of shows in the past several years. Heidi is thankful to all of her students, to the wonderful community, and to her family for their love.   

Hisae Shaw (Costumer)-- is a mother of three beautiful and talented girls.  She has been a costume assistant for the past several years in Theatricks, SCP, and Theater For Hope.  She is excited to work with such a talented group.  She hopes you enjoy this classic children's story!

About the Show

Directed by Webster Crocker, along with Tom Bryson, Heidi Scheibmeir, and Leandra Williams
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens
Co-Conceived by Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens & Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Theater For Hope is gearing up for their summer production of the musical, Seussical July 6,7,8 and would like to invite everyone to mark their calendars for this family-friendly production.

"Oh, the Places You'll Go! "is a book written and illustrated by children's author Dr. Seuss. It was first published by Random House on January 22, 1990. It was his last book to be published during his lifetime. The book concerns the journey of life, its challenges and joys.  In this book, Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss states: “You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.  Seussical is fun for the whole family! Performers of all ages will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables.