Apr 4 - May 28, 2017

Pete the Cat


Illustration by James Dean

Based on the book series by James Dean
Adapted by Jon Ludwig and Jason Hines
Directed by Jon Ludwig

Performance Dates

Apr 4 - May 28, 2017

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Sensory Friendly Performance



Ages 4+

Reduced-price Previews Apr 4 & 5
No shows April 16

This new show is a groovy adventure of one cool, skateboarding, surfing, rocking blue cat and his fine friends. A new show based on the New York Times Best Seller series.

Puppetry Style: Marionette, Rod, Shadow

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Pete the Cat Hand Puppet

Mainstage Theater

Special Activities

Sun, April 23, 2017

12-1pm: Museum exhibits
1pm: Performance
1:45-2:30pm: Create-A-Puppet Workshops

Guests will be welcomed by staff members who have been trained in interactions with patrons with ASD.

Performance alterations include theater lights dimmed down but not out, consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack, freedom for children to talk and to leave their seat if necessary, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop classrooms will be brighter, quieter, and feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs. This modified programming also extends to include our expanded Museum, where lighting will be adjusted and specialized educational activities (such as touch tables and guided storytelling) will be integrated.

Educational Resources

We planning a whole series of special weekend events to celebrate our world puppet premiere of Pete the Cat.  Watch this space for updates! 

Pete the Cat Book Signing: Saturday - April 8, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Meet Kim and James Dean and get your Pete the Cat book signed. Books will be available at the Center's Museum Store. Don't miss this!