Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Cat in the Hat Comes to Atlanta!

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Brings Zany Fun and Adventures
Classic Children’s Story Returns to the Stage at Center for Puppetry Arts

Prepare for laughter and mischievous fun, as Sally and her brother once again take audiences on a wacky adventure hosted by the one-and-only Cat in the tall red and white hat!

Back by popular demand, Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat is presented 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.
 Adapted by Katie Mitchell and directed by Jon Ludwig, Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat features tabletop and rod puppetry styles performed by skilled puppeteers Dolph Amick, Brian Harrison, Reay Kaplan, Seth Langer, Eliana Marianes, and Tim Sweeney, with performance interns Shari Bohnsack, Jake Krakovsky, and Abbey Sanders, and understudy Megan Jance.  All of the puppets, props and costumes were created onsite by the Center for Puppetry Arts’ talented staff.

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.


Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat
was originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain and is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).


Dr. Seuss text, character 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 (421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019; 212-397-4684;

The Center for Puppetry Arts is supported in part by: Fulton County Arts Council • City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs •
Isdell Family Foundation • Aetna Foundation •The Wish Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta • PNC • The Coca-Cola Foundation • WSB-TV Family 2 Family Project • YP • Regency Suites Hotel • For a complete list of the Center’s major supporters, visit

Center for Puppetry Arts® is a unique cultural treasure – a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened, and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, and the hands-on Museum as well as Distance Learning and Outreach programs. Center for Puppetry Arts is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is supported in part by contributions from corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. Major support is also provided by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The Center is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre; Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA/USA/ASSITEJ); and International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY).The Center also serves as headquarters of UNIMA-USA, the American branch of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the international puppetry organization.

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