April 1, 2024

Buzzword Day at the Theater

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education department invites families to request complimentary tickets for a performance of “Dog Man: The Musical.”

The production is based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of “Captain Underpants” and “Cat Kid Comic Club.”

How to Sign Up

Families can request up to five complimentary tickets to the 2 p.m. show on Saturday, April 13. The last day to register is Friday, April 5 by 5 p.m.

About the Show

The show follows the story of best friends and long-time comics creators George and Harold. Now in fifth grade, they decide to become more ambitious by writing a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, a crime-fighting sensation who is half-man, half-dog.

Dog Man, who loves to fight crime and chew on furniture, must save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings. He must also catch Petey, the world’s most evil cat, who has cloned himself to exact revenge on Dog Man.

This epic musical adventure features the hilarity and heart of Dav Pilkey’s beloved characters. The show was written by Kevin Del Aguila and Brad Alexander, who collaborated on the Emmy-winning series “Peg + Cat” on PBS as well as TheaterWorksUSA’s “Click, Clack, Moo” and “Clifford the Big Red Dog” on PBS and Amazon. Jen Wiseman is the play’s director and choreographer.

The show, which is recommended for ages four and above, runs for approximately an hour. It will be performed at the Byham Theater, located at 101 6th Street in Pittsburgh. For more information, call the box office at 412-456-6666.