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  Spring 2009 

March 26, 27, 28

Thursday at 7pm

Friday at 7pm

Saturday at 1pm and 7pm

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Co-Conceived by Eric Idle


Plot: The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the 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 in 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.


Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards 


  • Student Achievement Award, Outstanding Stage Crew: 

Helen Hayes HS Metros Awards


  • Outstanding Lighting Design- Luke Krauss


  • Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role: Liz Lehman (Gertrude McFuzz)

  • Outstanding Comic Performance: Katherine Riley (Cat in the Hat)

  • Outstanding Instrumentalist: Graham Terry (Keyboards)

  • Outstanding Stage Crew

  • Outstanding Lobby Display: Amanda Williamson (with Mrs. Lupfer & Parents)

  • Outstanding Scenic Achievement: Tom & Merielle Lupfer

  • Technical Merit Award: Rebecca Riley (Stage Manager)

  • Technical Merit Award: Cheryl Reman (Master Carpenter/Sound Board Operator)

  • Technical Merit Award: Sarah Kapilow (Master Carpenter/Asst. Stage Manager)

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