July 5

August 17, 2014

in CST's Courtyard Theater

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
directed by Scott Weinstein

Michael Mahler

Music Director

MICHAEL MAHLER (Music Director) returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where he was the music director for Road Show, Shrek The Musical and where his family musical How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?, written with Alan Schmuckler, premiered in 2007 (also featured in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s 2009 Festival of New Musicals). Mr. Mahler is the Jeff Award-winning composer/lyricist of Hero, Knute Rockne: All-American, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, among others. His songs have been performed in concerts and showcases around the globe, including the MAC/ASCAP songwriter showcase and an evening at the Kennedy Center. He is currently working with Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schünberg on new lyrics for the West End revival of Miss Saigon. Previous music directing credits include: Mary Poppins, My One and Only, White Christmas, My Fair Lady, Joseph (Jeff Award nomination), Bowery Boys (Marriott Theatre); The Music Man (Paramount Theatre); and Hot Mikado (Jeff Award nomination, Drury Lane Theatre).

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