'The Cat and the Hat' Returns to the Stage in July

The Western Connecticut State University Department of Theatre Arts will reprise its popular spring staging of “The Cat in the Hat” during two weekends in July. Performances will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 10; Saturday, July 11; Sunday, July 12; Saturday, July 18; and Sunday, July 19, in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. 

One of Dr. Seuss’ best-loved stories, “The Cat in the Hat” will bring out the childhood imagination for viewers of all ages and is perfect for the whole family.

The WCSU cast includes Howard Powell, of West Haven, as the Cat; Michael Battista, of North Haven, as the Fish (Christina Branfur, of Northford, on July 10); Alexandra Allyn, of Trumbull, as Thing 1; Dan Dressel, of Southbury, as Thing 2 (Kayla Murphy, of Danbury, on July 10); Tomas Ovitt, of New Milford, as the Boy; Jennifer Wilson, of West Haven, as Sally; and Christina Branfur, of Northford, as the Narrator (Dan Dressel on July 10). Anthony DePoto will direct.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $7 for children under 12, plus fees. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

The performances are presented by Ives Concert Park and Newtown Savings Bank.