Virtual Seusssical Jr. is a JStage Production

Information Session Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 PM: Email Melo for Zoom Information

Online Premier Date:
  • Sunday, December 20, at 3 PM.
  • Mondays 5:00-7:00 PM starting October 5.
  • Entering Grade 4-12
  • $330 fee per student (includes a show t-shirt, costume, and script)

Questions: Email Theatre Director, Samantha Gelnaw Lang, or Youth and Teen Director, Melo Taylor,


This production weaves together various Dr. Seuss stories, as we follow Horton the Elephant, a boy named Jo Jo with a big imagination, and the Cat in the Hat himself through Whoville, the Jungle of Nool, and everywhere in between that your imagination can go! Dr. Seuss stories are truly timeless. Everyone can remember fondly their favorite character, and perhaps even a lesson one his stories taught, or how they were left inspired after reading one of his books. This was my experience as a child. When we start the show, we find each character faced with a problem. As the story unfolds, they all embark on a journey, grow, and change for the better. To direct a show with such genuine, and heartwarming characters is wonderful. Our cast will put their imagination and creativity to good use. Their imagination is something to cherish and be celebrated and they work with the text, songs, and a director that encourages this belief. Seussical the Musical will be rehearsed at the JCC in a studio setting, with the production culminating in a fully staged performance at the JCC on Sunday, November 8 at 3:00 PM. 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Samantha Gelnaw Lang

Samantha is a professional actress, and is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild Union (SAG-AFTRA), with credits in both Film and TV (Most notably for her principal role in the academy award winning movie Silver Linings Playbook).  She is also a theatre director and teaching artist who is currently working on various productions (both acting and directing) in NY-NJ area. Many of her past and current directing credits include youth productions at The Villagers Theatre, Lois Allen School of the Dance, On Stage Theatre Camp and The PaperMill Playhouse just to name a few. Sam believes in collaboration and building confidence with the actors she works with, her teaching style is fun and positive and all about the process. She loves working with performers of all ages, and on all aspects of the theatre arts, specifically in improvisation, voice and acting work; both for the stage and camera.