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Author Archive: "Caroline Stutson"

A Few Words about Dancing Cats or Why I Like Writing for Young Readers and Listeners

Uh-oh, I thought, looking around the theater. We'd brought our 11-year-old grandson to see the musical Cats when it was in Denver recently.

The audience seemed way too young. It was long after their bedtime. Whisperers and wigglers, I suspected. Then the lights dimmed and the music began. The magic took over. I was wrong, of course, about their attention spans. The small ones were mesmerized during the entire production.

Even during the intermission, they remained hooked, slowly moving closer to the junkyard set where Old Deuteronomy remained onstage and in character for the young audience to examine him more thoroughly.

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