Northwest Children’s Theater
May 6, 2006; closes May 28, 2006
Irresistibly appealing. Many things to praise, most notably John Ellingson’s playfully poised Cat-in-the-Hat; Lucas Welsh’s endearing, golden-throated Horton-the-Elephant, and NWCTS’s typical cast-of-thousands unified under the fantastically detailed eye of director/choreographer Sarah Jane Hardy. Sets, costumes, lights, props all excellent. Even the canned orchestra didn’t detract, though some problems with microphones.