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May 10, 2019 7:30PM  to  May 19, 2019 3:00PM

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | 3 p.m. Sundays | Mackey Theater | Youth Theater Production

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  •  Music & Book by Stephen Flaherty
  • Lyrics & Book by Lynn Ahrens
  • Directed & Choreographed by Sarah Clare
  • Music Direction by Jordan Cooper
  • May 10-19, 2019

Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Fridays, May 10 & 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, May 11 & 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, May 12 & 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Student Matinee: Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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Auditions are open to students ages 6 – 19.*
Auditions: Saturday, February 9 & Sunday, February 10, 2019
Callbacks: Monday, February 11, 2019

*Students must be enrolled in the same semester that the show performs in to be eligible to participate in the production.  You do not have to be enrolled at the time of auditions.

Our 2017 – 2018 season is presented by the Mort and Iris November Philanthropic Fund.

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Programming at Beck Center for the Arts is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council. Beck Center gratefully acknowledges the generous funding provided by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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