Not a word has been touched or added to Dr. Seuss’s classic “The Cat in the Hat” in a production at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 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 was met with immediate critical acclaim and financial success.
Joseph Moretti directs for the Morgan-Wixson Theatre’s acclaimed YES(Youth Education/Entertainment Series) program. 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.
The show runs July 11-26onSaturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m., at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd.(Pico at 27th Street). Adults $10, children 12 and under $8; reserved seats available at www.morgan-wixson.org or by phone at310-828-7519.