SEUSSICAL JR: a fun-packed musical from children age 6-14

Seussical Jr takes us through a journey through many of Dr Seuss's creations, from The Cat In The Hat to Horton The Elephant. This course is perfect for young performers' first experience on stage, or for those wanting to take centre stage for the first time.

Directed and choreographed by StageSmart's own Benn-Llewellyn Williams and Kelly-Marie Hook, with musical direction from the legendary John Quirk!

Seussical Jr has two showings: Fri 25th August at 7PM, and Sat 26th at 4PM.

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The SEUSSICAL JR Team

Director - Dan Williams

Dan Williams is an award winning actor and director. Dan has played a range of musical theatre characters from Fagin in Oliver to Gomez in The Addams Family. He is also the founder and director of two successful theatre companies based in South Wales: Mini Players and Principal Players. The former, a children's musical theatre company and the latter, an adult company producing original comedy plays, some which Dan has also written.

Dan's directing credits include:
Hairspray, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, Seussical, The Wizard of Oz.

Musical Director - John Quirk

Among my many professional theatre credits are Musical Director for the musicals "Annie", "Gypsy", "The Canterbury Tales" and "Grease" (national tour): twenty-two No.1 Pantomimes working with Roy Barraclough, Neil Morrissey, Joe Pasquale, Cheryl Baker, Little and Large, Ruth Madoc, John Inman, Bobby Davro, Linda Lusardi, Michaela Strachan, Melinda Messenger, Jonathan Morris, and many other well known entertainers: and many "one-off" concerts, such as the Grand Theatre Swansea's 100th anniversary concert, which was broadcast by S4C.

Experience as Musical Director for television includes three series of "O’r Grand" for S4C, a series of "Holi Hwn a Holi Llall", and two series with Shan Cothi, involving studio sessions in London and Cardiff, arranging for and conducting ensembles ranging from classical orchestras to "Big Band". I have also acted as Musical Supervisor and Assistant Musical Director (specifically in charge of all orchestral arrangements and subsidiary conducting) for three series of "Codi'r To". I acted as music supervisor for B.B.C. Wales on the production of "Peter Karrie Unmasked", working not only with Peter Karrie but arranging music for such internationally renowned studio guests as Sir Harry Secombe, Miss Joan Collins, and Larry Adler.

Choreographer - Kelly-Marie Hook

Kelly-Marie trained at Performance Preparation Academy (PPA) in Guildford as she was lucky enough to be offered 3 year Intensive Sponsorship to train for her National Diploma in Dance & Musical Theatre. Since graduating in 2012 Kelly is currently working as a professional choreographer, performer and teacher all around the World. Her course focused on all three major aspects of musical theatre – acting, singing and dancing and has been trained in all the major styles of dance.

Choreography credits: Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Hairspray, Seussical The Musical, Pinocchio, Wizard Of Oz, Oklahoma!, The Full Monty, The Home Front, Wannabe Maybe, Robin Hood, Bugsy Milone, Westward Woe, A Chorus Line, Breaking News, Cabaret, Carousel, 13, High School Musical, Little Shop of Horrors.

Producer - Benjamin Collins

With a background in visual art and filmmaking, Ben has been working with The Barn Theatre and StageSmart team for a number of years. Ben has worked on various roles in production on shows such as West Side Story (2016), The Wizard Of Oz (2015), Little Shop Of Horrors (2017) and the yearly Christmas Spectacular.

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