TheaterWorksUSA announces the cast and creative team for the upcoming World Premiere of the Cat Kid Comic Club series by Dav Pilkey.

The limited run is written by the award-winning team of Kevin Del Aguila (book and lyrics) and Brad Alexander (music), with direction and choreography by Marlo Hunter and musical direction by Paul Staroba.  Performances will begin on July 21, in advance of its opening night on Sunday, July 30, at 3 PM and will run through August 27, 2023, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) in New York City.

Cast includes L.R. Davidson (TWUSA’s Dog Man. Regional: Follies), Jamie LaVerdiere (Broadway:  Motown The Musical, TWUSA’s Dog Man), Brian Owen (TWUSA’s Dog Man. Mint Theater’s Chains), Sonia Roman (NY: More Than This: A New Musical), Dan Rosales (TWUSA’s Dog Man. Off-Broadway: Trevor), Markia Nicole Smith (Regional: School Girls; Or The African Mean Girls Play, TWUSA’s Dog Man), with understudies Jeremy Fuentes (Regional: Xanadu)  and Malynne Smith (TWUSA’s Rosie Revere Engineer and Friends)

The creative team includes Set Design by Cameron Anderson, Lighting Design by David Lander, Costume Design by Jen Caprio, Co-Sound Designers Scott Stauffer & Jesse Desrosiers, Puppet Design by AchesonWalsh Studios/ Fergus Walsh, Matt Acheson

A supa awesome laugh-out-loud family adventure! Cat Kid and Molly Pollywog have started an epic club to teach 21 rambunctious baby frogs how to make their own comics! Their fishy father, Flippy, is overjoyed that his kids will learn to unleash their creativity. Still, when the frogs’ constant bickering and outrageous imaginations send their comics comically off the rails, Flippy flips out! Will the club survive? Will the frogs ever get along? And will creativity finally save the day? All will be answered in this madcap musical based on Dav Pilkey’s irreverently hilarious spin-off series Cat Kid Comic Club, adapted by Kevin Del Aguila and Brad Alexander, the team that brought you Dog Man: The Musical.

“We are thrilled to be working with this extraordinary cast and creative team on the World Premiere of the musical adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s Cat Kid Comic Club this summer, and happy to be back at the iconic Lucille Lortel Theatre sharing the joy of live theater with families.” TWUSA Artistic Director, Barbara Pasternack

TheaterWorksUSA is one of the leading creators of theater for family audiences, with a  repertoire that includes musical theater adaptations of popular children’s and young adult literature, such as Dog Man, The Lightning Thief, The Magic School Bus, Junie B. Jones, The Pout-Pout Fish, Pete the Cat, and The Dot. 

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