Previewing Tuesday: Dr. Seuss' popular children's book "The Cat in the Hat" got a fetching treatment from director and adaptor Katie Mitchell, who staged it for Britain's Royal National Theatre. Twin Cities director Jason Ballweber is mounting this U.S. premiere at Children's Theatre, with CTC veteran Dean Holt playing the title character. The show promises to take wee ones and their chaperones on an adventure of mischief and magic. (Previews 7 p.m. Tue.-Thu., opens 7 p.m. Fri.; 2 & 5 p.m. Sat.-next Sun. $10-$67. Ends Dec. 2. 2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls. 612-874-0400 or