Seussical - July 20 - July 23, 2017

Urbana Park District Youth Summer Theatre

 Crew Who's Who 

  • Katie Odom head shot

    Katie Odom

    (Director) Katie is thrilled to continue her contribution to this amazing program - it has never fallen short of being a rewarding experience over the years. A recent UofI grad with her BFA, Katie will now be pursuing her Master's Degree from the UofI in the fall. She would like to thank, first and foremost, her loving and supportive Mother and Father for always being a guide when the lights grow dim; Her boyfriend for keeping her fed, focused and supporting her busy schedule; Her family for their support; Noah for joining her on this crazy ride (she couldn't do it without you); Kitty and Raynah for keeping rehearsals fun and the dances amazing; Nikki and Christina for being the best cast coordinators she could ever hope for; Erica for the opportunity; and finally her amazing performers - whose growth and talent continue to surprise her each and every day. She wishes to thank you for coming and hopes you continue to support this amazing program! Enjoy the show!

  • Noah Scott Larson head shot

    Noah Scott Larson

    (Music Director/Conductor) Noah is honored to be a part of his tenth production with the UPD Youth Summer Theatre program, having performed as an actor (including as Jojo in the 2008 production of "Seussical"), pit musician, and now Music Director. Recently, he has Music Directed UPD's production of "Willy Wonka" and co-Orchestra Directed Illini Student Musicals' (ISM) "American Idiot". He will be Music Directing "Billy Elliot: The Musical" later this summer with Twin City Theatre Company and continue working with ISM this fall in "Pippin". He is also the co-founder and former Music Director of the St. Patrick's Youth Orchestra in Urbana, and is on the artistic staff of the Urbana Pops Orchestra. He would like to extend his thanks to his families, both biological and theatrical, for all of their support, and to the entire creative staff, crew, orchestra, and cast of "Seussical" for helping tell this brilliant story of acceptance and love.

  • Bob Weber head shot

    Bob Weber

    (Lighting Designer) Bob Weber has been working behind the scenes for over 20 years in the Champaign-Urbana area. He has worked with many theater groups including CUTC, Champaign Park District, Urbana Park District, Station Theatre, Twin City Squared, and Bah Humbug Productions. He wants to thank his wife, Jan, for her support over the years and for being his right hand helper. He’s very happy to be working with Katie Odom again. He hopes you enjoy “Seussical.”

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