By Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
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.
March 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 24 at 8pm
March 11, 18, 25 at 2:30pm
Auditions will be held January 22nd and 23rd. Check back for more information.
DIRECTOR, CHRISTY HINKELMAN
Christy has been involved as an actress at OCT for the past nine years. She has performed as Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Ida in HONK, Anna Held in TINTYPES, Irene in HELLO, DOLLY and Marian in THE MUSIC MAN. She has been active in Charlotte community theater in Charlotte and has performed at CPCC, Davidson, Fort Mill, Matthews and Albemarle. Her performance as Mrs Lovett with the Uwharrie Players was MTA nominated. She has also taught and directed at Matthews Playhouse, and she directed ANNIE at Uwharrie Players. An educator and teacher at Scholars Academy in Charlotte, Christy has directed shows with casts of over 100 at the high school, middle school and elementary school levels. She has a degree in vocal performance and has sung with many groups including, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Opera Theater, and Charlotte Oratorio Singers and Chamber group.