Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious new production based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants

Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in 5th grade, they figure it's time to level up and write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!!

How hard could it be? With the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, Dog Man loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture. But while trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Can he catch Petey, the world’s most evil cat, who has cloned himself to exact revenge on the doggy do-gooder? And will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime?? Find out in this epic musical adventure featuring the hilarity and heart of Dav Pilkey’s beloved characters.

The show is written by Kevin Del Aguila and Brad Alexander, who collaborated on the Emmy-winning series Peg + Cat on PBS, TheaterWorksUSA’s Click, Clack, Moo, and the upcoming Clifford The Big Red Dog on PBS and Amazon. Jen Wineman directs and choreographs.

Recommended For: Grades 1 through 5

Family Summer Theater

Running this summer: The world premiere of this TheaterWorksUSA original production will be presented by special arrangement with The Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation June 28 to August 4.

Curriculum Connections

  • Communication and Language Arts
  • Music
  • Science
  • Social Studies


  • School
  • Family
  • Forgiveness
  • Teamwork
  • Science
  • Space

Fun Fact

Dog Man was an instant bestseller, appealing to kids and critics alike, and now has more than 23 million copies in print to date and translations available in more than 21 languages.

Original Credits

Book & Lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila
Music by Brad Alexander
Direction and Choreography by Jen Wineman
Music Direction by Noah Teplin
Scenic Design by Tim Mackabee
Costume Design by Heidi Hanson
Original Book by Dav Pilkey