April 3, 2017 • Drexel Hill, PA – America’s largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit touring theatre company for young and family audiences, Theatreworks USA, performs “Pete the Cat” a new musical based on the beloved book series by Kimberly and James Dean.
The performance takes place on April 21 at 7:30 pm at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8 – $11 and may be purchased by visiting www.updac.org or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189.
The show is approximately one-hour and ideal for children ages 4 and up and their families. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA.
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.
After a brief New York City-area tour in spring 2016, “Pete the Cat” began its national tour in fall 2016. The five actors and stage manager touring with “Pete the Cat” rehearsed in New York City with the director and choreographer.
Theatreworks USA has a distinguished history of not only providing young audiences with their first taste of the performing arts, but also giving young actors, writers, directors, and designers an early opportunity to work in this field. Since 1961, Theatreworks USA has enlightened, entertained, and instructed over 85 million people in 49 states and Canada, now performing for about three million people annually. Every year, the company tours approximately 16 shows from its ever- growing repertoire of 125 plays and musicals.
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors and Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Service.