Nashville Premiere


Based on the Pete the Cat series of books by Kimberly and James Dean

Music by Will Aronson
Book and Lyrics by Sarah Hammond

PETE THE CAT was originally commissioned, developed, and produced
in New York City by TheaterWorksUSA.

April 9–May 17, 2020


New Production!

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 does he get the whole family rocking. The family except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized 2nd grader on planet earth. The last thing Jimmy 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, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer 2nd grade art—all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus!

**There will be two 10 AM performances of Pete the Cat! Saturdays May 9 and May 16.


Prior to the Sunday performances, your family can participate in pre-show, related fun!

Want to know what it’s like to be an actor in Pete the Cat? It’s time for you to jump in and rock! Led by NCT Teaching Artists, games and activities designed for kids and adults to take part in together. (Yep, this is for adults as well, so no wallflowers.)

Family Fun Day begins at 1 pm, and ends at 1:30, so kids have time to enjoy the lobby activities before watching the show if they wish.

To attend Family Fun Day, all attendees of any age - child or adult - must have a $10 Family Fun Day ticket. This is different from the ticket to see the performance Activities are designed for ages 4 and up with a grown-up (or a few)!


Our Parent Tips & Info page helps adults know if this show is right for your young one.




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