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SPOT SAYS! A Review of Dr. Seuss’s “The Cat in the Hat!”

This weekend I saw a show called The Cat in the Hat! I went to The Rose in the theater I sat! I give this show a ten out of ten! I’ll definitely go this weekend again! The Cat in the Hat was such a fun show to see, even if I am a dog. I put aside my differences with said Cat and enjoyed this show in all its Seussian glory! The story features Sally (Katie Otten) and Conrad (Fran Sillau) trying to enjoy a rainy day while their mother is out of the house. They are surprised by a friendly Cat (Lauren Krupski) who bursts onto the scene to help them find the fun! Fish (Jessica Burrill-Logue), the sensible one, tries everything she can to stop The Cat in the Hat from destroying the house and making mother mad! However, when Thing 1 (Sue Gillespie Booton) and Thing 2 (Jay Hayden) arrive to cause mass chaos, Fish has no choice but to take part in the mayhem with Sally and Conrad and learn just what it takes to have fun, because it’s “fun to have fun, but you have to know how!”

Lauren Krupski as The Cat in the Hat

If you enjoy Dr. Seuss and love The Cat in the Hat, you will leave this show with a giant smile on your face! Directed by Kevin Ehrhart, the unpredictable Cat goes from fun activity to fun activity, all while performing choreography by Sue Gillespie Booton coupled with a musical medley provided by Christy Hernandez! Matthew D. Hamel designed a spot-on Seussian set, transporting us into their beautiful world, with the support of lighting designer Craig S. Moxon and props by Devon Denn-Young. Sherri Geerdes and Zach Kloppenborg pulled it all together with Seussy costumes and makeup that made it feel like we were living inside the book itself! Bravo to the entire production team at The Rose for their effort to transport the audience, as they do so well with each show they produce!

I encourage you to stop down at The Rose this weekend or next to see this show! It has a run-time of 45 minutes, with a perfect flow. Tickets are just $20, why wouldn’t you go? You can also become a Rose member, you know! Just visit the website at rosetheater.org, or call The Box Office at 402-345-4849 to get tickets today! That is all that I have to say! Until next time, I am your friendly reviewer Spot. Thanks for reading my reviews, it means a lot!

Lauren Krupski as The Cat in the Hat with Sue Gillespie Booton and Jay Hayden as Thing 1 and Thing 2

Until next time,
SPOT

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