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 

  • Sunday, March 5th @ 2:00pm 

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

Ticket Pricing 

  • Adults

    • $19 - Premium Section​

    • $15 - Standard Section

    • $12 - Partial View

  • Seniors, Military, Students, Children​

    • $17 - Premium Section​

    • $13 - Standard Section

    • $10 - Partial View

  • At-The-Door pricing: all available seats will be "Premium" price regardless of price zone.​

  • Tickets available online until 1 hour prior to each performance