NW Cook Presents...

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger 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!

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Oct 24th @ 9:30am  
  • Thursday, Oct 24th @ 11:45am  
  • Friday, Oct 25th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 26th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 26th @ 6:00pm
  • Sunday, Oct 27th @ 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, Oct 30th @ 9:30am  
  • Wednesday, Oct 30th @ 11:45am  
  • Friday, Nov 1st @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 2nd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 2nd @ 6:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov 3rd @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

All ticket sales are final.

Prairie Lakes Community Center:

515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines, IL 60018

Show Notes:

Auditions & Callbacks location: NW Cook - Cardinal Drive Church - 2300 Cardinal Drive, Rolling Meadows IL
Audition time: Aug. 23 at 5:30
Callbacks time: Aug 24 at 9:30
Rehearsal location: NW Cook - Cardinal Drive Church - 2300 Cardinal Drive, Rolling Meadows IL
Friday rehearsal time: 5:30-9:00pm
Saturday rehearsal time: 9:30-2:00pm
Rehearsal dates: Sept. 6/7, 13/14, 20/21, 27/28, Oct. 4/5 11/12, 18/19
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To audition for our current NW Cook show, you must be enrolled in a NW Cook class and then sign up for NW Cook Auditions, which open Friday, Aug. 9.