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Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre

Youth Education/Entertainment Series (Y.E.S.) proudly presents  

Dr. Seuss’s

The Cat In The Hat  

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss

Play Originally Produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain

Adapted and Originally Directed by Katie Mitchell  

July 11  – July 26  

Directed by Joseph Moretti

Produced by Christine Brewer and Kimberly Venable  

Santa Monica, CA –  

The Morgan-Wixson  

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat In The Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home...?  

Not a word has been touched or added to Dr. Seuss's classic, ensuring anyone who's read the story will find themselves transported into the world they've always imagined.   The Cat in the Hat is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and first published in 1957.  Geisel gave varying accounts of how he created The Cat in the Hat, but in the version he told most often he was so frustrated with the word list from which he could choose words to write his story that he decided to scan the list and create a story based on the first two words he found that rhymed. The words he found were cat and hat. The book met with immediate critical acclaim and financial success.  

Joseph Moretti directs for the Morgan-Wixson Theatre’s acclaimed Y.E.S. program (Youth Education/Entertainment Series.)  Moretti has served as producer for many recent productions at MWT, including last season’s Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, and this season’s Junie B. Jones and annual youth musical White Christmas.   

In 2011, the theatre had record-breaking ticket sales with another Seuss production, Seussical.


WHAT:                      The Cat In The Hat turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure for Sally and her brother.  

WHEN:                      July 11 through July 26, 2015

                                    Saturdays & Sundays at 11am  

WHERE:                   Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Boulevard (Pico @ 27th Street),

Santa Monica, CA  90405.  Accessible by Big Blue Bus #7 and #8.  

ADMISSION:            Adults $10, Children 12 and Under $8  

HOW:                         Reserved seats available at or phone 310-828-7519.




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