This weekend, I was so excited to take my girls to see one of my favorite classics – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat – live at the Center of Puppetry Arts. We’ve been to a few shows there in the past and they’ve always enjoyed these. This time though, I noticed a little more intrigue over the production details as a whole. While Samara was just thoroughly entertained by the comedy and fun of the show, Leila most of all was filled with all types of questions – How are the legs moving? Is someone doing the voice? How’s he flying in the air?
Fortunately, since all of the puppets, props and costumes were created onsite by the Center for Puppetry Arts’ talented staff, she was delighted to learn from the full how-to tutorial following the show. She was so eager to attend the Create a Puppet workshop and (try to) incorporate all of the cool things she learned.
If you’re in the Atlanta area, be sure to check out Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat from now through July 20 at the Center for Puppetry Arts in the Mainstage Theater. With plenty of rhymes, tricks and wit, Dr. Seuss’s classic tale will transport audiences from the page to the stage, as the performance brings the iconic illustrations from the book to life for all to enjoy.
Recommended for ages four and up, Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat is presented in the Mainstage Theater June 12– July 20. Show times are as follows:
· Tuesday- Friday: 10 a.m. & 12 p.m.
· Saturday: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
· Sunday: 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
*The Center will be closed in honor of July 4; no performances on that date.
*Tickets include Museum admission and entrance to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or To-Go Kit), where children can make their own Fish Shadow Puppet to take home with them as a reminder of their Seuss-tastic adventure.
TICKETS ARE $9.25 (MEMBERS) / $16.50 (NONMEMBERS) AND CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT WWW.PUPPET.ORG OR BY CALLING THE TICKET SALES OFFICE AT 404-873-3391.