Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at the Center for Puppetry Arts is a family friendly show performed by six skilled puppeteers using full-bodied rod puppets on a tabletop stage.
Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat is based on the beloved children’s book first published in 1957. Originally produced by the National Theater of Great Britain, the production design was adapted for the puppet stage by the Center’s talented puppet and scenic designers.
Set, props and puppets were built to look exactly like the original book.
If you are looking for ways to entertain your kids during the Summer here are our top 5 reason's to come to The Center For Puppetry Arts and watch this amazing puppet show:
1. Beautiful stage, whimsical marionettes, cool special effects and a rain of bubbles during the show that makes you feel as if you are underwater!
2. Encourages kids to use their imagination: Play, including imaginative play, prepares the child for adulthood, play teaches him his place in the world, and play teaches him how to interact with the world. It is play that, in the child’s early years, lays a strong foundation for the physical, academic, social and emotional wellbeing that will last a lifetime. A child NEEDS to play to grow.
3. It teaches kids how to rhyme words: The recognition of rhyme may be the entry point to phonemic awareness development for many children. Research indicates there is a correlation between phonological awareness and reading ability. Working on rhyming skills is usually part of most programs of reading instruction for that reason.
4. It will make your child laugh and giggle during the entire show. I've seen a lot of puppet shows here and The Cat In The Hat has been the one that makes little kids laugh the most.
5. Kids can make their own Cat in the Hat Shadow Puppet to take home at the end of the show.
Don't forget to stop by the gift shop and check out all the cute Dr. Seuss hats, toys and marionettes.