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Production Team:

Director - Kelli Sexton

Stage Manager - Karcyn Kowalski

Choreographer - James Templin

Music Director - Hannah Strong


Cast List:

The Cat in the Hat - Cannon Coykendall

Jojo - Lyla Carey

Horton the Elephant - Emerson Meek

Mr. Mayor - Tytus Sharp

Mrs. Mayor - Sarah Edelen

Gertrude Mcfuzz - Dorrah Kelly

Mayzie La Bird - Jane Addison Morris

The Wickersham Brothers - Averie Collins, Mia Riccardi, Mikayla Bailey

Bird Girls - Jenni Marie Davis, Lilah Biery, Lily Grace Lough, Mariah Whaley

Sour Kangaroo - Alix Thompson

Baby Kangaroo - Briana Mitchell

Yertle the Turtle - Rory Stapleton

Ensemble - Abby Jackson, Caroline Brady (Dance Captain and female understudy), Cecilia Dempster, Lexy Montanus, Parker Gulliver, Rory Stapleton

JTF Information

   Young singers, actors, and dancers from around the world convene in Atlanta each year for the Junior Theater Festival.   

   With over 6000 attendees, the Junior Theatre Festival has students representing over 127 different youth theater programs from six countries.  


Encore Theatrical Company auditions a production each year for student performers 18 and under.  


These performers work on a cutting of the production to take to the Junior Theatre Festival for adjudication.  Following the festival, the cast and crew continue working on the production and present a touring production to the region free of charge.  


Encore's previous JTF submissions have been Into the Woods, Jr.Peter Pan, Jr., Seussical, Jr., Aladdin, Jr., The Little Mermaid, Jr. and Beauty & The Beast, Jr.

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