Rowland Unified School District

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Students Perform "Seussical Jr." in Summer Theatre Program



Performances July 9 & 10


WALNUT, CA – JULY 8, 2008 – Extra! Extra! Local students transformed into the delightful characters of Whosville! Get ready to see Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, and all the Who Citizens in “Seussical Jr.,” a musical performed by students in the Summer Theatre Program.  Under the direction of Laura Tovar, students in grades 5 – 8 from schools across the Rowland Unified School District and beyond take part in this popular theatre program, now in its’ 11th year. Performances are July 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. at Oswalt Academy. Oswalt is located at 19501 Shadow Oak Drive in the City of Walnut.

    The Cast of Characters in “Seussical Jr.” are:

The Cat in the Hat:  Nadia Wasef

Horton the Elephant:  Emery Wu

Gertrude:  Crystal Chang

JoJo:  Christopher Geere

Sour Kangaroo: Alaysia Monson

Mayzie:  Ivy Park

Mayor: Daniel Chu

Mrs. Mayor: Janelle Hou

Wickershams:  Hyunji Ahn, Vivian Chi, Jonathan Hou, Kevin Jiao, Anthony Johnson, Roy Lin, Linda Milla, Angela Pak, Peter Phong, April Ramirez

Bird Girls: Olivia Hummer, Christi Christiana Nweke, Jaclyn Okiishi, Maiah Ortiz, Jessica Powers, Janis Shin, Diana Peron-Munoz

Animal Citizens:  Savannah Coon, Andrea Flores, Elizabeth Jow, Rebeka Joson, Kirby Wang, Alexandra Hazell, Sarah Chang, Mellisa Astbury, Yvette Williams

Who Citizens: Daniel Chu, Christa Wallin, Kenneth Hanson, Andrea Ibarra, CeCe Swain, Thomas Hazell, Lawrence Wang, Lee Chu, Jasmine How, Kristine Jiao, Janelle Hou, Bianca Lizette, Naomi Jow

Doctor Dake:  Jasmine Hou

Nurse:  CeCe Swain

Vlad Viladakoff:  Christa Wallin

Grinch:  Anthony Johnson

Circus Barker:  Andrea Flores

Circus Businessman:  Lawrence Wang

Circus Businesswoman: Mellisa Astbury

Yertle the Turtle: Yvette Williams

Intermission/Commercial:  Roy Lin


Production & Technical Crew:

Director:  Laura Tovar

Assistant Directors: Lauren Brewer, Beckie Takashima

Vocal Coach: Karen Blackburn

Choreographer: Janna Lindenberg

Art Design: Karoll Joson, Matthew Joson

Principal, Oswalt Academy: Astrid Ramirez


The Rowland Unified School District is proud to serve 17,500 students at 23 elementary and secondary schools in the communities of Rowland Heights, Walnut, La Puente, City of Industry, and West Covina. Permits allow students from other communities to attend our schools. More than 5,000 adults (16+) are also served by the Rowland Adult and Community Education School. For more information about Rowland Unified, call (626) 965-2541 or visit 


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