Mar 20 - May 13, 2018

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat


Center for Puppetry Arts

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain
Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell
Center for Puppetry Arts production directed by Jon Ludwig

Dr. Seuss text, characters and images TM and © 2009 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Mar 20 - May 13, 2018

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Sensory-Friendly Programming


Ages 4+

Reduced-Price Previews Mar 20 & 21 | No shows Apr 1


“It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how!” says the Cat in the tall red and white hat. All of your favorite moments from the classic Dr. Seuss tale come to life on stage.

Learning Themes: Rhyming, playing games, following rules, responsibility

Puppetry Styles: Rod 

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Cat in the Hat Shadow Puppet

Mainstage Theater


All adults and children ages 2 and up must have a ticket.



Sensory-Friendly Programming

Sun, April 8, 2018

12-1pm: Museum exhibits
1pm: Performance
1:45-2:30pm: Create-A-Puppet Workshops

Guests will be welcomed by staff members who have been trained in interactions with patrons with ASD.

Performance alterations include theater lights dimmed down but not out, consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack, freedom for children to talk and to leave their seat if necessary, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop classrooms will be brighter, quieter, and feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs. This modified programming also extends to include our expanded Museum, where lighting will be adjusted and specialized educational activities (such as touch tables and guided storytelling) will be integrated.