Dog Man: The Musical @ Seattle Children’s Theatre

Half-man, half-dog, all-hero 🐶

📸: Seattle Children’s Theatre

📆 September 21st – October 22nd
🏃‍♂️ Runtime: 64 minutes, no intermission
📍 Seattle Children’s Theatre: 201 Thomas St, Seattle
📞 (206) 441-3322

Paw Patrol better watch out. There’s a new sheriff in town. And he goes by the name of Dog Man

Based on the series by author Dav Pilkey of Captain Underpants fame, this whacky, endearing musical centers on two fifth graders named George and Harold who dream up a comic that brings a half-dog, half-man (“and all hero,” the characters exclaim) crime fighter into existence. With the head of a dog and the body of a cop, this aptly named character faces a list of ridiculous do-badders like an evil cat (not hard to imagine!) with a sweet kitten clone and a freaky, cyborg fish set on revenge.

Adapted for the stage by Kevin Del Aguila with music by Brad Alexander and directed and choreographed by Jen Wineman, the characters are all played by adults, but they keep the juvenile spirit alive. The stage is full of props rendered in Pilkey’s iconic hand-drawn styles and the actors bounce around wearing silly hats and costumes. And never fear, parents, there’s enough fun to be had by all. In its review, the New York Times praised Dog Man: The Musical as a “family show that makes adults laugh, too.” Tip: To get into the Dog Man mindset, check out a couple of comic books from the acclaimed Dav Pilkey series beforehand. 

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Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.