I took my daughter to see The Cat in the Hat, and we had a blast. She was very excited to see the performers enacting one of her books. That was really the most awesome part- they stuck to the book. The set accurately reflected the images and colors from Dr. Seuss’s work, as did the character’s costumes. My daughter was duly impressed by Sally’s very tall, very red bow, and even asked her how it stayed on after the show. The script also came directly from the book- word for word. It speaks volumes for Childsplay’s creativity that they filled the time between the words with action to embellish the story without compromising the original work.
The character of the fish was my favorite. He was fantastic! One warning- if you have smaller children, ask for seats that are farther back and up off the floor. Close to the stage, all the seats are on the same level. My poor daughter spent the whole time on her knees trying to look around the little boy in front of her, who was on his knees trying to see around the person in front of him. Otherwise, we had a great time and I absolutely recommend it.