Carousel Theatre: The Cat in the Hat

Comments 70 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Carousel Theatre for Young People presents The Cat in the Hat, based on the beloved book by Dr. Seuss, February 23rd to March 31st, 2013. The play is for ages three and up and will be performed at the Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright St) on Granville Island.

Mike Stack by Christine Quintana

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 happen when Mom comes home?!

This is the Canadian Premiere of the National Theatre of Great Britain’s exciting and innovative adaptation of the beloved Dr. Seuss classic. Daring acrobatics, special effects, and signature Seussian whimsy are bound to make this a hit with everyone in the family.

There will be several special performances include all-ages (babies in arms may attend) on March 10th and March 24th, along with a VocalEye performance on March 17th. Tickets for all performances are currently on sale and a few have already sold out. If you would like to secure a spot, I have a 4-pack of tickets available to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (bonus entry for something Seussical in nature (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to see The Cat in The Hat @CarouselTheatre from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Follow Carousel Theatre on Twitter for more information and show details.

Update The winner is Amanda McNally!

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  1. Shuko JohnerFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 11:22am PST

    I’d love to take my daughter!

  2. ShukoFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 11:23am PST

    oops, forgot the quote: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”

  3. Tracey FlattesFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 11:24am PST

    Carousel put on the best shows – my daughter wants to see this!

  4. Tracey FlattesFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 11:27am PST

    “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is you’er than you!”

  5. AmandaFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 11:39am PST

    My kids can’t wait – we’ve been planning to go since they saw The Wizard of Oz during the holidays – great show! “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
    ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

  6. SaraFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 11:54am PST

    “My shoe is off. My foot is cold. I have a bird I like to hold.” And we have four fans to go to the show.

  7. GregFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 12:35pm PST

    I would love to see this show!
    So fast I watch my children grow,
    Would this make the process slow?
    One way to see, oh help me go!

  8. leahFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 1:42pm PST

    “After all of those years being stuck on a page, did you ever imagine you’d see me on stage? Now I’m here there’s no telling what may ensue, with a cat such as me and a thinker like you!”

  9. RuthFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 3:00pm PST

    I’ve been waiting and waiting for my daughter to be old enough for a Carousel performance! Now she’s three, Oh! we shall see if she will watch a show with me.

  10. KylieFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 3:00pm PST

    Would love to bring my kids to see the show

  11. DebbieFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 3:16pm PST

    What a great way to spend the day
    With my little one, that would be so much fun!

  12. JuliaFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 4:46pm PST

    “Look at me!
    Look at me!
    Look at me NOW!
    It is fun to have fun
    But you have to know how.”

  13. NicoleFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 7:10pm PST

    Just remember: You get what you get and you don’t get upset. 🙂

  14. TigerSharkMikeFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 7:23pm PST

    A show is a show
    As everyone knows
    And this is the Cat In The Hat.
    So I suppose,
    As you know,
    I’ll need tickets to go
    And winning free ones would
    Make it a snap.

  15. Ray MaddlyFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 8:06pm PST

    A person’s a person, no matter how skinny or small. But honestly, I’d rather be a skinny than a fat.

  16. GaryFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 9:15pm PST

    my son loves the new cartoon, if I win I’ll sing a happy tune
    (I tried)

  17. MaureenFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 10:07pm PST

    What does it take to get a ticket?
    A pretty please in an envelope but don’t forget to lick it!
    A note slipped inside a shoe?
    I say, I say, yes! That should do.
    The Cat In The Hat is coming to town.
    On my daughter’s face there shall not be a frown.

  18. PhyFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 10:18pm PST

    I wanna go!!

  19. KYFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 11:01pm PST

    Take me!

    green eggs to go?

  20. CyndiFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 11:33pm PST

    My kids would have so much fun,
    If I win they’d say I’m number one!

  21. StephanieFriday, February 15th, 2013 — 11:40pm PST

    My daughter is three, loves music and drama
    The show would be great for her and mama!
    Oh pick us, pick us, please please do
    For her first time to the theatre, thank you!

  22. JeffSaturday, February 16th, 2013 — 3:12am PST

    Green eggs and ham!

  23. HeatherSaturday, February 16th, 2013 — 5:08am PST

    I really need some nonsense right now….“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
    ― Dr. Seuss

  24. Angela GriffinSaturday, February 16th, 2013 — 7:21am PST

    My son would love to see this… he’s a huge cat in the hat fan! Dr Suess on the loose!

  25. Mike GismondiSaturday, February 16th, 2013 — 7:23am PST

    We heard a bump and how that bump made us jump! Especially if I win!

  26. FatimaSaturday, February 16th, 2013 — 9:29am PST

    Omg I’ve got three younger siblings and this would be perfect for us!! Ive been reading them dr suess for as long as I can remember!! <3

  27. MarilouSaturday, February 16th, 2013 — 9:42am PST

    “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

  28. LeighSaturday, February 16th, 2013 — 9:43am PST

    Tickets for free? How can that be! We would love to see the hat, I sure know a lot about that. One thing is for sure, we’ll bike there to keep the air pure!

  29. Lor.Saturday, February 16th, 2013 — 10:11am PST

    I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.

  30. WillSaturday, February 16th, 2013 — 10:34am PST

    We might go to the play,
    If, oh if today could be that day,
    My children would say, thank you Miss 604!
    We’re going to see the cat in the hat in a play today.

  31. WillSaturday, February 16th, 2013 — 10:40am PST

    We might go to the play,
    Please, yes please the children say,
    If today is the day, and Miss 604 calls,
    My children will scream “the cat in hat” right through the walls.

  32. Michael HayesSaturday, February 16th, 2013 — 11:10am PST

    My wife, 6 month old daughter and 8 year old niece would absolutely love to go. It is my wife and daughters favorite book and with a new baby no money for fun stuff like this. Would love the opportunity to go and show them all a great time.

  33. Teresa KSaturday, February 16th, 2013 — 12:50pm PST

    I’d love to win.

  34. JenSaturday, February 16th, 2013 — 11:05pm PST

    Would love to win these – my kids would love it!

  35. Virginia LewSaturday, February 16th, 2013 — 11:18pm PST

    One cat
    Two cat
    Red cat
    Blue cat
    Let’s go see the Cat in the Hat.

  36. KatieSunday, February 17th, 2013 — 9:05am PST

    You have brains in your head; you have feet in your shoes; you can steer yourself in any direction you choose . . .
    And steer ourselves we shall – to the Cat in the Hat!

  37. BelindaSunday, February 17th, 2013 — 4:28pm PST

    One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
    Cat in the hat eat fish.

  38. Jill KenneySunday, February 17th, 2013 — 7:44pm PST

    Three boys I have, three boys you say
    All three boys would love this play.

  39. Robin ThorneycroftSunday, February 17th, 2013 — 7:59pm PST

    Our family four
    With minds to grow
    And fun to explore
    At a special cat show
    Nothing could be more
    Then tickets to go.

  40. Amanda McNallySunday, February 17th, 2013 — 8:05pm PST

    Unless someone like you
    Cares a whole awful lot
    Nothing is going to get better
    It’s not. – The Lorax

    My kids would love to go!

  41. RubySunday, February 17th, 2013 — 8:46pm PST

    I’ll start the day with green eggs and ham, and then check this show out with 3 of my fam

  42. Sabrina SantoroSunday, February 17th, 2013 — 9:37pm PST

    Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
    Dr. Seuss

  43. Dyan CortezMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 9:19am PST

    A person’s a person no matter how small 🙂 my kids would enjoy this! Hope we win 🙂

  44. tatum Van emmerikMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 9:22am PST

    Love to win for my kids

  45. AlanaMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 9:50am PST

    Would live to take my 2 year old son to his first show and he luvs The Cat in the Hat.

  46. Elaine UMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 10:18am PST

    If you never did
    You should.
    These things are fun.
    and fun is good.
    We have three kids and they love fun,
    It would be great to win tickets for everyone.

  47. ShirleyMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 10:38am PST

    “The defendant has been charged with talking to a speck, disturbing the peace, and loitering– on an egg.”

  48. MagMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 11:58am PST

    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

  49. ParkerMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 1:21pm PST

    As long as I don’t have to eat my green eggs and ham!

  50. AlexMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 2:29pm PST

    Go Dog Go!

  51. KimMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 3:12pm PST

    “The more that you read,
    the more places you’ll go.
    The more that you learn,
    the more things that you’ll know.”

  52. BalMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 5:29pm PST

    One ticket, two ticket, three ticket more, hope I can win this prize from Miss 604!

  53. HarvMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 5:43pm PST

    And then something went BUMP! How that bump made us jump! We looked! Then we saw him step in on the mat! We looked! And we saw him! The Cat in the Hat!

  54. AnnaMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 6:22pm PST

    ‘What would you do if your mother asked you?’

  55. TeresaMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 9:09pm PST

    Free tix to a show?
    We’d all like to go!
    We’d all like to go
    See the Cat from front row!

  56. RoryMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 9:29pm PST

    This is a neat contest. Would like to win.

  57. JagMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 10:32pm PST

    “I know it is wet And the sun is not sunny. But we can have lots of good fun that is funny!”

  58. BillMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 10:35pm PST

    I’d like to take my grandkids

  59. SandyMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 10:41pm PST

    To win this contest, is the plan, and when I win, I’ll take my kids and my man

  60. SandyMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 10:41pm PST

    sorry, entered wrong email info –
    To win this contest, is the plan, and when I win, I’ll take my kids and my man

  61. SandyMonday, February 18th, 2013 — 10:42pm PST

    To win this contest, is the plan, and when I win, I’ll take my kids and my man

  62. StotesTuesday, February 19th, 2013 — 7:47am PST

    “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

  63. DBTuesday, February 19th, 2013 — 8:57am PST

    Great show for the little guys!

  64. JuliaTuesday, February 19th, 2013 — 8:59am PST

    I know three young ones who would love to see this kind of show.

  65. mariaTuesday, February 19th, 2013 — 9:05am PST

    Would love to see this! Also love The Grinch Who Stole Christmas!

  66. WallyTuesday, February 19th, 2013 — 9:28am PST

    “When you think things are bad,
    when you feel sour and blue,
    when you start to get mad…
    you should do what I do!
    Just tell yourself, Duckie,
    you’re really quite lucky!
    Some people are much more…
    oh, ever so much more…
    oh, muchly much-much more
    unlucky than you!”

  67. VinceTuesday, February 19th, 2013 — 10:07am PST

    “Look at me!
    Look at me!
    Look at me NOW!
    It is fun to have fun
    But you have to know how.”

  68. GurjTuesday, February 19th, 2013 — 10:07pm PST

    Four, three, two, one, I have no doubt that this will be lotsa fun!

  69. AriaWednesday, February 20th, 2013 — 1:09am PST

    “I do like green eggs and ham….” In fact, my daughter’s favorite veggie dishes are veggie omelette and veggie quiche.

  70. EllaWednesday, February 20th, 2013 — 1:24pm PST

    “Here we go go go, on an adventure, the Thing-a-ma-jigger is up and away!

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