Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Play

The Cat in the Hat
“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.”
-Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

After a long wait, we managed to find time and caught Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat' Play at DBS ARTs Centre.

We had highlighted this play in our previous post on musicals for kids (Jul to Sep) and we managed to catch the show one day before it ends its run in Singapore.

The Singapore Repertory Theatre @ Robertson Walk
We had no clue what to expect given that we had not been to a play meant for kids. However I had read through the book I have with Daddy and am familiar with The Cat in the Hat.

See Mummy, CAT!
Initially Little Lou was afraid of going into the theater. When the lights dimmed, he would say ' Scare scare' and indicated that he wanted to go out. However when the Cat appeared (Little Lou recognized it from the TV show he watched from Starhub), his fear subsided and he was immersed into the show. He would occasionally point out the cat and tell daddy that it is The CAT on the programme brochure. It helped too when the theater was not pitch dark.

The show is recommended for 2 years old and above, so we were glad it lived up to its recommendation.
Total Concentration
The stage was relatively bare, Nevertheless , the blue background and the appearance of the Cat made everything instantly recognizable. Moreover the play follows the book word for word. The stage setting was also similar to the illustrations on the story book. We loved how we could relate to the show and was eagerly anticipating the next scene. Daddy was amazed that even Louis enjoyed the show.
Copyright of The Singapore Repertory Theatre
The show was approximately 35 mins. long. Given the price was $35 for the family tickets, it is a $1 per minute show. Slightly overprice but the experience was worth every cent.
Booster Seats
The great thing was the theatre setting was child friendly, ranging from a booster seats and a not so dark theatre. It does help when the theatre are filled with kids, thus setting a little noisy but definitely bearable environment for like minded parents. Afterall you do not expect to stop kids from laughing out loud during the funny bits of the play.
Had a great time
The play was reproduced by The Little Company that specialised in Big theater for Little People.Their previous plays included The 3 little pigs , The Jungle Book, Jack and the Beanstalk and many others.
Plays by The Little Company
We would definitely keep a lookout for future shows by TLC as we liked our first theater experience. Their next production for kids would be Fantastic Mr Fox based on a book by Roald Dahl . We intend to revisit the Marine Parade Library to borrow the book. If we like what we read, we may decide to catch the show which starts on 1 Nov.
Fantastic Mr Fox
In the meantime we had a CD from TLC, which is a compilation of their musicals (This is part of the family package for The Cat in the Hat). to entertain us. Louis had already began singing to some of the songs already!
The Little Company CD
“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”
Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

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