Seussical Creative

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Director/Choreographer
Carol Culver
Carol Culver has been a professional dancer, singer and actress since she was 17. She appeared on Broadway, TV and in film, and has choreographed for stage, TV, film, rock videos and commercials. Among the movies she can be seen in are Steven Spielberg’s 1941, Pennies From Heaven, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the original movie Grease as one of the featured dancers and assistant choreographer to Pat Birch. She made her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend playing the lead role, Polly, at age 21 and later played Patty Simcox in both the National Tour and Broadway companies of Grease. She directed and choreographed productions of Grease for San Diego Starlight, the Carolina Broadway Theatre Company, and here on Kauai in 2005. Her choreography has been seen on Kauai in over 20 musical theatre productions. And she has enjoyed directing for Hawaii Children’s Theatre over the past 7 years, during which time she directed and choreographed HCT’s fall shows Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Matilda. In addition, she still finds time to teach dance classes through her Carol Culver Dance Academy and has been teaching on Kauai since 2000.
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Musical Director
Dolly Kanekuni
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Assistant Choreographer
Tiffany Irene Gore
Tiffany loves musical theater. She started performing as a child and was a member of Ballet Northwest’s Jr company. Tiffany studied both dance and social sciences at the University of Hawaii, and after graduation, she moved to Florida. Tiffany spent over 5 years working and performing at the Lake Worth Playhouse, a popular community theater in South Florida. Tiffany worked as a choreographer, a summer camp theater teacher, an outreach theater teacher, and she worked in the box office. After Florida, Tiffany lived in Portugal for 4 years before making her way back to Hawaii. In the summer of 2019, back from Europe, Tiffany worked at a children’s performance arts camp at the Highland Center for Performing arts in Vermont. Tiffany currently works at Kapa’a elementary school and teaches yoga. She knows theatre can be a powerful healing outlet for both children and adults. She is very excited to bring her love of theater to "Seussical!"
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Co-Producer
Allegra Gaines
Allegra grew up performing with HCT. She has played many roles on and off the stage! Currently she is HCT's Administrative Manager and Producer for "Seussical". She is also a proud mama of her two amazing kiddos performing onstage this year! You may have seen Allegra as Maria in "The Sound of Music", Mary Poppins in "Mary Poppins", and Miss Honey in "Matilda the Musical". She is excited to share this amazing show with you!
Co-Producer
Debra Blachowiak
Debra came out of producer retirement to take the reins again with Allegra Gaines. If you came to a show, other than Summer Stars programs, in the past 25 years, she probably produced that one! “Thank you for supporting this wonderful show and Hawaii Children’s Theatre, a unique and important non-profit organization in support of Kauai’s kids and entire community.”
Rehearsal Stage Manager
Trudi Shim
Trudi has been involved with HCT for 7 years as a mom, volunteer, and Board Member. She left Kauai after high school to attend college and grad school; then worked on the mainland for 18 years as an Epidemiologist before moving home to Kauai after her husband retired from the Air Force. She is currently a substitute teacher. She hopes you read lots of Dr. Seuss books, regardless of how old you are, and that you enjoy this production of “Seussical”!
Assistant Stage Manager
Vicki Cano-Braman
Costumer
Barbara Green
Barbara M. Green is a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Creating custom clothing and designing apparel for retailers across the U.S. and abroad has always brought her immense joy. Her work can be seen on stage in live theatre, TV, film, music videos, pageants, entertainers, resort/restaurant uniforms, and in our community everyday. Being able to teach sewing to both children and adults through her sewing classes is a privilege that she cherishes.
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Hair and Makeup
Bobbee Downs
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Lighting Design & Operation
Tani Ishino
Tani has done lights for countless shows and has acted in many musicals and plays on the side. She has even dipped her toes into directing for Kalaheo Drama Club. Right now she mostly focuses on raising her 3 amazing children, and being an active participant of her hula halua.
Digital Music Engineer
Colten Moore
Props
Brenda Beihler
Production Stage Manager
Bailey Hutton
Sound Design & Operation
Ken Schmidt
Set Construction
Donnie Maione
Set Design & Construction
Jarhett Gaines

Original Creative Team

SEUSSICAL
Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Book by LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Co-Conceived by LYNN AHRENS, STEPHEN FLAHERTY, and ERIC IDLE
Based on the Works of DR. SEUSS

Seussical
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com