Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at the Center for Puppetry Arts {Review}

I love Father’s Day.  This is completely due to the fact that I have the most amazing husband who also happens to be an equally amazing father.  This day generally lends itself nicely to spending time together as a family, and this past Father’s Day was no exception.

After a morning filled with yummy food and wonderful snuggles, we headed downtown for an afternoon performance of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Let me tell you a bit more about the show.

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
Part of the 2013-2014 Family Series
Playing: June 13 – July 28, 2013
Tuesday-Friday: 10am & 12:00pm
Saturday: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Sunday: 1pm & 3pm
“It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how!” says the Cat in the tall red and white hat. Featuring Sally and her brother, their pet Fish, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and all of your favorite moments from the classic Dr. Seuss tale. Zany fun and adventures abound! Originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain, this Dr. Seuss classic is delightfully realized for the puppet stage.

We arrived early, as seating on the long wooden benches is available on a first come, first served basis.  I wanted to sit a bit closer to the front, though I know from experience that you can see wonderfully from anywhere!

The story of The Cat in the Hat is one that we are quite familiar with.  However, I was anxious to see how the story translated into a live-action puppet show.  The puppets used were Rod and Animation style _____

At the conclusion of the show, we had the opportunity to participate in the Create A Puppet Workshop.  These workshops are included with the price of admission!  The puppet that we were able to create was a Cat In The Hat shadow puppet.

We simply picked up a bag of supplies at the door of the workshop room and were able to create our very own puppet!  There is even an area in the room where your child can put on a puppet show after their puppet is complete.

We had a wonderful time attending Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at the Center for Puppetry Arts.  The show will be there through July 28 and I recommend that you reserve your tickets now as some showings will sell out fast.

Make sure to connect with The Center for Puppetry Arts for news on all upcoming performances.