The 20th Annual Summer Family Musical
Family Weekend Performance Dates: July 20-23 & 27-30, 2023
Audition Dates: April 22-23, 2023.
- Matilda the Musical
- The Cat in the Hat
≈90 minutes, with a 15-minute intermission
Larry and Vivian Snipes Main Stage
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Eric Idle
Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss
Oh, the thinks you can think! Let your imagination soar in this colorful musical filled with favorite Dr. Seuss characters like Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, the Whos down in Whoville, and of course, the Cat in the Hat. As their stories intertwine, Seussical weaves a tale of friendship, acceptance, and love for both ourselves and those around us.
Family Weekend Performance Info
Thursday, July 20 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 21 - 7:00pm
Saturday, July 22 - 2:00pm
Saturday, July 22 - 7:00pm (Pay What You Will)*
Sunday, July 23 - 2:00pm
Thursday, July 27 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 28 - 7:00pm
Saturday, July 29 - 2:00pm
Sunday, July 30 - 2:00pm
*Pay What You Will tickets cannot be purchased online, but can be reserved ahead of time by calling our Box Office at 859.254.4546 x245. Learn more on our Pay What You Will page.
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Things to Know Before the Show
Sound & Lighting
Get Ready For:
- Singing and Dancing
- Lots of Dr. Seuss references - how many easter eggs do you think you can spot?
- Horton and JoJo get treated unfairly because the way they think and act is different from the people around them. When things are at their worst, JoJo gets sent to a military school run by a pompous general, and Horton gets captured by hunters and sold to a circus.
- Horton gets put on trial for "talking to a speck of dust," and the creatures in the jungle call him mean names including "crazy," "criminally insane," and "biggest blame fool in the Jungle of Nool."
- There are a few audience-interactivve moments in this show! There is a moment of direct audience interaction with the Cat in the Hat, and performers are in the aisles frequently. If you need to leave during the show for any reason, please be mindful of this and be extra aware of people around you as you exit through the aisles.
- During the song "It's Possible," bubbles come through and around the audience and beach balls are bounced around the audience as well (they have a light in them, but it doesn't flash).
- There is a moment when Gertrude shines a flashlight into and around the audience.
- During a scene that contains a storm, the Cat in the Hat has a water gun that he squirts around the stage and into the audience. The lights change briefly during this scene as well, but they do not flash or strobe.
- This show is a little longer than our usual performances at around 90 minutes long. If a little one gets restless, you are welcome to hang out with our staff in the lobby - we'll have the show playing on a monitor, so you'll still be able to watch what's going on.