Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts
MainStage Productions Presents


February 24th - March 5th

A musical for young people in one act.


  • Friday, February 24th @ 7:30pm

  • Saturday, February 25th @ 2:00pm

  • Sunday, February 26th @ 2:00pm

  • Friday, March 3rd @ 7:30pm

  • Saturday, March 4th @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

  • Sunday, March 5th @ 2:00pm 


  • On sale beginning January 9, 2023

Written by Kenyatt M. Godbolt
Winner of the 2022 Playwright's Festival

About the show...

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing 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 to 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.

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  • January 6, 2023

Music By Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics By Lynn Ahrens
Book By Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty