For Immediate Release: The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Presents Childsplay’s Live Stage Adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

Escondido, California — :

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Center Theater @ The California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
Tickets: $12 – $18 / Time: 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Escondido, CA — Friday, September 4, 2015 — The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is thrilled to present the live stage adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat in the Center Theater on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Directed and performed by Childsplay, a nationally-recognized non-profit theatre for young audiences, The Cat in the Hat is a high-energy and hilarious show recommended for grades pre-K through 4th. The show runs 45-minutes with an optional 5-10 minute post-show discussion following the performance. Interviews and hi-res photos are available upon request.

Arguably the most famous children’s book of all time, The Cat in the Hat has been beloved by readers young and old for decades. Director David Barker assures that the performance will “feel just as youthful and exhilarating as reading a Dr. Seuss book.” Childsplay is one of only a handful of theatre companies in the United States performing the adaptation, making The Cat in the Hat a must-see for San Diego families! The show will introduce children to themes of rhyme, imagination, literacy, responsibility, and creativity.

From the moment his tall, red-and-white striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly, a rainy afternoon is transformed by the Cat and his antics. Can the kids clean up before mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, the fun’s never done!

Childsplay is a non-profit theatre company of professional adult artists who perform for and teach young audiences and their families. The mission of Childsplay is “to create theatre so strikingly original in form, content or both, that it instills in young people an enduring awe, love and respect for the medium, thus preserving imagination and wonder, the hallmarks of childhood which are keys to the future.”

Don’t miss this exciting performance of The Cat in the Hat at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido!

For more information about The Cat in the Hat, please visit

About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.

The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events.

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit



About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

You can join this inspiring mission by becoming a donor.  Visit or email to start a conversation about how you or your company can make a difference right here and right now in your arts community.


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