Nine Network Announces List of Local Performers Who Will Read to Children at the Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash March 2 and 3

The Nine Network’s Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash at The Magic House Will Include Professional Entertainers and Representatives From Arts Organizations

St. Louis, MO—February 20, 2013—Children who are read to, become readers themselves. On March 2 and 3, the Nine Network’s Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash at The Magic House will celebrate reading when St. Louis performers and notables take the stage to read out loud to young guests. The party takes place during the National Education Association’s nationwide Read Across America Weekend at The Magic House, 516 S. Kirkwood Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, and from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.

The schedule of readers is as follows:

Saturday, March 2, 2013

11:30 a.m. — Em Piro, Metro Theatre/Fringe Festival

12:30 p.m. — Bob Duffy, St. Louis Beacon

2:30 p.m. — Carol Watkins, storyteller

3:30 p.m. — Rick Dildine, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

Sunday, March 3, 2013

11:30 a.m. — Josh Routh, Circus Kaput 

1:30 p.m. — Gary Wayne Barker, Equity actor 

2:30 p.m. — Jeff Koziatek, Juggling Jeff 

Admission to The Magic House is $9.50, but children coming to the party can get in free if they bring a new Dr. Seuss book ($5 minimum value) to donate to children in need. The event’s presenting sponsor is Mercy Children’s Hospital, and it is supported in part by MOST 529 Plan. For more information, visit

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is broadcast Monday–Friday at 7:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. on Nine PBS. On Friday, March 1, Nine PBS will air two new episodes of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, broadcast back to back beginning at 7:30 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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