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Posted on October 28, 2015

‘The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet’
8 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6
2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 7
Blaney Theatre, Steele Hall

The fall semester’s second presentation by the Department of Theatre and Dance showcases the talents of Cal U’s newest crop of aspiring actors and technicians.

First-year students appear onstage and work behind the scenes Nov. 5-7 in Peter Bloedel’s The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, a whimsical retelling of the familiar Shakespearean love story.

Suitable for the whole family, this tale of two star-crossed lovers is performed as if Dr. Seuss had written the script. The show is complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay and fantastical machines.  

This is the 19th annual first-year student show at Cal U.

Behind the scenes

The production stage manager is Paige Zalar, a communication studies major who is focused on public relations. 

Annabel Lorence designed the costumes, while Kylee Henry and Brendan Smith are coordinating the sound. All three are theatre and dance majors.

Several new faculty members are involved in the production: John Paul Staszel is directing, Sabrina Hykes-Davis designed sets and properties, and Deborra Peelor handled lighting design.

See the show

Curtain time is 8 p.m. Nov. 5-6, with shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 7. All performances are in the Gerald and Carolyn Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall.

Cost is $12 for patrons of all ages. Cal U students with valid CalCards pay 50 cents, plus a $5 deposit that is refunded at the show. 

For ticket information, or to charge tickets by phone, call the Steele Box Office at 724-938-5943.