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Carousel Theatre: The Cat in the Hat

Friday, February 15th, 2013 — 11:20am PDT
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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 Johner says:

    I’d love to take my daughter!

  2. Shuko says:

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

  3. Tracey Flattes says:

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

  4. Tracey Flattes says:

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

  5. Amanda says:

    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. Sara says:

    “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. Greg says:

    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. leah says:

    “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. Ruth says:

    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. Kylie says:

    Would love to bring my kids to see the show

  11. Debbie says:

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

  12. Julia says:

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

  13. Nicole says:

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

  14. TigerSharkMike says:

    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 Maddly says:

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

  16. Gary says:

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

  17. Maureen says:

    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. Phy says:

    I wanna go!!

  19. KY says:

    Take me!

    green eggs to go?

  20. Cyndi says:

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

  21. Stephanie says:

    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. Jeff says:

    Green eggs and ham!

  23. Heather says:

    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 Griffin says:

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

  25. Mike Gismondi says:

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

  26. Fatima says:

    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. Marilou says:

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

  28. Leigh says:

    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. says:

    I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.

  30. Will says:

    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. Will says:

    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 Hayes says:

    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 K says:

    I’d love to win.

  34. Jen says:

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

  35. Virginia Lew says:

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

  36. Katie says:

    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. Belinda says:

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

  38. Jill Kenney says:

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

  39. Robin Thorneycroft says:

    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 McNally says:

    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. Ruby says:

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

  42. Sabrina Santoro says:

    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 Cortez says:

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

  44. tatum Van emmerik says:

    Love to win for my kids

  45. Alana says:

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

  46. Elaine U says:

    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. Shirley says:

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

  48. Mag says:

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

  49. Parker says:

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

  50. Alex says:

    Go Dog Go!

  51. Kim says:

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

  52. Bal says:

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

  53. Harv says:

    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. Anna says:

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

  55. Teresa says:

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

  56. Rory says:

    This is a neat contest. Would like to win.

  57. Jag says:

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

  58. Bill says:

    I’d like to take my grandkids

  59. Sandy says:

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

  60. Sandy says:

    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. Sandy says:

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

  62. Stotes says:

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

  63. DB says:

    Great show for the little guys!

  64. Julia says:

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

  65. maria says:

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

  66. Wally says:

    “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. Vince says:

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

  68. Gurj says:

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

  69. Aria says:

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

  70. Ella says:

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

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