Groovy, rockin’ Pete the Cat sets out to turn the super square lives of the family he moves in with upside down in this far out, fun adventure based on the popular book series. 

Ages 4-10

This relaxed performance will have lights up, modified sound, a quiet room and the ability to get out of your seat so children with special needs may share in this family experience.


This performance is generously supported by George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust.

Funding for Explorations through the Arts provided, in part, by Well Fargo.

  • When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.

    Pete the Cat, based on the PETE THE CAT series of books by Kimberly and James Dean, features book and lyrics by Sarah Hammond (Green Girl (SPF 2008), upcoming Wind-Up Girl (Ars Nova Uncharted)) and music by Will Aronson (Scary Girl (NYMF 2009 Best Musical), upcoming Wind-Up Girl (Ars Nova Uncharted)).The show was originally directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges (Broadway: Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). The show features costumes by Jennifer Caprio with sets by Rob Odorisio.