Join The School of Theatre at Florida State as Dr. Seuss’s classic characters leap from page to stage in the Theatre for Young Audiences production of The Cat in the Hat, based on Dr. Seuss’ enormously popular children’s book.
Little Sally and her brother are stuck inside on a rainy, boring day…that is until a cat in a tall red and white striped hat appears. The Cat in the Hat arrives with the trickiest of tricks, the wackiest of ways, and the fanciest of friends. When the Cat comes to take Sally and her brother on an adventure, there is sure to be mischief! Bring the family for this classic Dr. Seuss tale and you will find magic wherever you look!
This production features School of Theatre students Veronica Nia (Cat), Emily Onimus (Sally), Matt Siperstein (Boy), Rave Saine (Thing 1), and Jena Brooks (Thing 2). Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat features direction by MFA Directing candidate David Sebren, scenic design by Rebekkah Meixner-Hanks, costume design by MFA Costume Design candidate Julianne Babel, sound design by Zach Cramer, and lighting design by guest artist Genny Wynn.
Director David Sebren shares his passion and method for directing Theatre for Young Audiences saying, “ [It] is both a privilege and an honor. Young audiences have a willingness that adult audiences do not. They will follow you to the moon if you are honest, but they will call you on it immediately if you are false. The Cat in The Hat is one of the most iconic children’s books. How then does one stage the text and create the sense of magic the book gives? My solution is to use a combination of live actors and puppetry. Items in the world can then magically appear and disappear. Because, what is a giant anthropomorphic cat if not magic?” This production of The Cat in the Hat is rather unique as it brings the characters to life through the use of puppeteers.
Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat is based on the best selling children’s book of the same name. Originally written in 1957, The Cat in the Hat has sold over 10 million copies, been translated into 12 different languages, and adapted into animated and live action features. This theatrical adaptation of The Cat in the Hat was originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain. Dr. Seuss is also known for his other classic children’s books such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Horton Hears a Who!, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Lorax.
Don’t miss The School of Theatre’s production of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat playing at The Fallon Theatre November 16 through 19.