Monday, October 1, 2012

Review: Seattle Children's Theatre presents Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

One of my favorite things about writing this blog is that my family gets the opportunity to attend great local events like plays at the Seattle Children's Theatre.  This weekend we were able to attend opening night of the first show in the 2012-2013 season, Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat.

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) All authorized performance materials supplied by MTI

September 27 - October 28, 2012

“It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” Our favorite Dr. Seuss character introduces his eclectic entertainment with mischievous humor and madcap style. The Cat in the Hat busts the boredom of a rainy afternoon with all sorts of zaniness – including the iconic and acrobatic Thing One and Thing Two. Rhyming his way through the house while balancing cups and tools, Cat brings a cozy home to chaos where Sally, her brother and their outspokenly cautious pet Fish, are simultaneously amused, astounded and concerned, with good reason.
This is a show that's rated as appropriate for all ages, and I think that designation is absolutely right! Many of the adults sitting around me were laughing as hard as the kids that were with them. My 5-year-old son thought the whole show was hysterical, and my 3-year-old daughter was staring so hard at all of the action on stage that I don't think she blinked the entire time. My husband and I also thought it was an incredibly well-done performance and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.  One of Daniel's co-workers was thinking about taking her son to see this play, and Daniel said this morning that he will definitely be recommending that she go.

This is a really short play, only around 40 minutes long. So it's a great way to introduce your little ones to live theatre, since it's a familiar story and doesn't require a long attention span.  For information on tickets and performance times, visit this link. And if this show doesn't fit your family's needs, be sure to check out the rest of the plays that SCT will be performing this season. There's something for everyone!

Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets to attend this performance, but I was under no obligation to write about the show. All opinions posted here are mine and my family's alone!