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Cookeville Children's Theatre proudly presents

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

November 2 - 7:30 pm (White cast)
November 3 - 7:30 pm (Red cast)
November 4 - 2:00 pm (White cast)
November 9 - 7:30 pm (Red cast)
November 10 - 2:00 pm (Red cast)
November 10 - 7:30 pm (White cast)
November 11 - 2:00 pm (Red cast)
November 16 - 7:30 pm (White cast)
November 17 - 2:00 pm (White cast)
November 17 - 7:30 pm (Red cast)

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters!

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.

Director/Choreographer- Jennifer Welch
Music Director- Michael Choate
Assistant Director/Set Designer Cade Smith
Costume Designer Dawn Phipps
Lighting Designer Pat Mannle


Cookeville Community Band


November 25, 3:00 pm


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The Centre School of Dance


November 30, 7:00 pm                                   


December 1, 2:00 pm                                       


December 1, 7:00 pm                                   

Tickets on sale ONLINE only November 17, 10:00 am
Box office and phone sales November 19, 9:00 am

Reserved seats $10-$12



DECEMBER 7 - 7:30 PM
DECEMBER 8 - 2:00 PM

Tickets on sale ONLINE only November 24, 10:00 am
Box office and phone sales November 26, 9:00 am
Reserved seats $7 


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Reserved seats $8


Ticketing for Performing Arts Center Events

Generally, tickets are available for most events two weeks prior to the opening performance of the specific event. Tickets to most events at the Performing Arts Center are available:

  • In person at the CPAC Box Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and two hours prior to event performance time on weekends.
  • Online - Our ticketing outlet is Ticket Biscuit. There is a $2.50 per ticket convenience fee for online tickets
  • Over the phone with Discover, Mastercard or VISA. Call 931-528-1313. If all lines are busy, please retry. There is a $1 per ticket convenience fee for phone orders.
  • Phone orders will be charged to the credit or debit card account as a credit card purchase, and may be picked up before the event during box office hours, or at the door up to two hours before the event. No tickets will be reserved without payment. Please, no refunds or exchanges on ticket purchases.
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Cultural Arts Support Team

The Cultural Arts Support Team (CAST) is a volunteer organization for individuals who enjoy the arts and other cultural activities, and who would be interested in assisting with events at the Performing Arts Center. For more information email Kim Frick-Welker.

Take a Seat

The Performing Arts Center is accepting sponsorships for the renovated seats in the Margery Hargrove Auditorium. Individual or corporate seat sponsorships are $100 for each seat. Plaques on the seat arms are inscribed with the sponsor’s name or message. Call 931-528-1313 for your tax-deductible sponsorship.


Look at the artwork in the Center! In the Vestibule Galleries, paintings, sculpture, photography, and unique exhibits are on display and for sale. If you would be interested in displaying your artwork, contact us at 931-528-1313.

Email List

The Performing Arts Center is continually updating patron information. If you would like to be included on an email list, or have your current information updated, please send us an email or give us a call at 931-528-1313