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Dr. Seuss’s ‘The Cat in the Hat’ Returns to San Antonio

The National Theatre’s adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat is coming back Feb. 1 to the Magik aand Empire stages.

Not a word has been touched or added to Dr. Seuss’ classic, ensuring that anyone who’s read the story will find themselves transported into the world they’ve always imagined. 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 that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun, but what will mum find when she gets home?

“While The Cat in the Hat celebrates the use of imagination and fun, it also reminds us of the importance of responsibility. I think this is a story which stays in the hearts of people young and old, as it is often one of the first books that a child reads. It’s clever and it sticks with you,” says Director Jon Gentry. “And ultimately, it’s a great lesson on why it’s important to keep the house clean.”

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat runs through Mar. 2nd at The Magik Theatre. For tickets, visit or call the box office at 210.227.2751. Tickets start at $15 with discounts available for students, seniors, military and educators.

The show continues its run Mar. 9 through Mar. 16 at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased through

The Magik Theatre is celebrating its 25th Anniversary during the 2018-2019 season, sponsored by H-E-B. Special thanks to the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture.

Cast and Creative Team

The Cat in the Hat features performances by Alejandro Pesina (Cat), Randee Nelson (Sally), Bobby Tscheope (The Boy), Brennan Loy (The Fish), Gazelle Garcia (Thing 1/Kitten 1), Rosa Gardner (Thing 2/Kitten 2), and Madeline Gutierrez (Understudy).

Along with Gentry, the production team includes Megan Coy Schwamb (Lighting Designer), Susie Hamilton (Costume Designer), Lucian Hernandez (Properties Master), Carlton Kendall (Stage Manager), Rebecca J. Simons (Interim Director of Production), and Pat Smith (Technical Director).

Special Performances at The Magik Theatre

Sensory-Friendly Performance: February 9 at 10:30 a.m. The Magik Theatre offers sensory-friendly performances for patrons on the autism spectrum or with other cognitive disabilities. During a sensory-friendly performance, house lights are kept on, sound levels are lower, audience members are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance, a designated quiet area is provided, outside snacks are permitted, and audience numbers are kept smaller, to offer an experience that will be both enjoyable and comfortable. Sponsored by University Health System.

Military and First Responders Performance: February 9 at 2 p.m. Magik appreciates all of the selfless heroes in the community who put their lives on the line. To celebrate them, active or retired members of the military and first responders with I.D. pay $5 per ticket for their entire party for this performance.

American Sign Language Interpreted Performance: February 16 at 2 p.m. The Magik Theatre is joined by Robert Cardoza, the San Antonio theater community’s primary sign language interpreter, to offer at least one ASL interpreted performance for every production of the 2017-2018 season, sponsored by University Health System.

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