On Thursday we attended a performance of “If You Give a Cat a Cupcake” at Theatre for Young America in Union Station. This is the second stage adaptation at TYA of the popular Laura Numeroff book series, and was so much fun to watch! While the little girl and the cat are both present from the book, the addition of actor Mike Ott as the Dad, the French crab, Chuck the fitness instructor, Pete(r) the paleontologist, and Rufus the neighbor dog really made the play. The kids loved the fun music, the scene-stealing cat, and the corny dinosaur jokes. They also enjoyed watching audience members stand in as dinosaur exhibits, because what kid doesn’t want to be a T. Rex?
We had a great time, and thank TYA for yet another wonderful performance! We look forward to our visit in June for “The Princess and the Pea.”