Donnybrook’s Brennan, Wiese and McClellan

Join The Cat in the Hat for a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party February 25–26

The Nine Network’s Donnybrookers Visit The Magic House as

Celebrity Story Readers


St. Louis, MOFebruary 22, 2012—One thing Donnybrook cast members Charlie Brennan, Wendy Wiese and Bill McClellan agree on is the importance of reading. The three celebrities will each take a turn reading a Dr. Seuss book out loud to party goers at the Dr. Seuss Birthday/Read Across America Weekend on February 25 and 26 at The Magic House, 516 S. Kirkwood Rd. 

The party takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, and from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 26.

Bill McClellan will read on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Charlie Brennan will read Sunday at noon and Wendy Wiese will read Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Other celebrity readers are Missouri state Rep. Rick Stream (Saturday at 11:30 a.m.), St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley (Saturday at 12:30 p.m.) and Mercy Children’s Hospital’s Dr. Maggie Mueller (Sunday at 1:30 p.m.)

The Nine Network and Mercy Children’s Hospital invite everyone to the festivities at The Magic House. With a paid adult admission ($8.75), the Nine Network will give free admission to children age 11 and under who bring a new Dr. Seuss book ($5 minimum value) to donate to the Joplin school district. For more information, visit

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is broadcast Monday–Friday at 7:30 a.m. on Nine PBS. On Friday, March 2, Nine PBS will air The Cat in the Hat-a-Thon, a two-hour special featuring four episodes broadcast back to back beginning at 7:00 a.m.  

About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted public media organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life, including the Nine Center for Public Engagement, nineAcademy,, and four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids). The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.


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