Skip to main content

Main navigation

DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL Adapted from the DOG MAN series of books by Dav Pilkey

3 - 13 January 2024

In the Playhouse

Kids & Families

Ages 6+ | Part dog, part man, ALL HERO! Dav Pilkey’s beloved characters come to life in an epic new musical adventure based on the bestselling Dog Man books. 

Book and Lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila
Music by Brad Alexander

DOG MAN is a registered trademark of Dav Pikey.

You have to love a family show that makes adults laugh, too

New York Times

Will Dog Man save the day?

Best buddies 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 favourite 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 musical before lunchtime??

Find out in this epic musical adventure for ages 6+ and all the family, featuring the hilarity and heart of Dav Pilkey’s beloved characters.

Dog Man: The Musical is a performance adventure based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pikey, the creator of the top selling Dog Man and Captain Underpants books.

Sydney Opera House presents CDP with TheaterWorksUSA’s production of DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL

 

Watch Trailer

Credits

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

Produced by Special Arrangement with TheaterWorksUSA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director / Michael Harrington, Executive Director) Co-Producers: Dancing Giant.

Adapted from the books DOG MAN, DOG MAN UNLEASHED, DOG MAN A TALE OF TWO KITTIES, and DOG MAN LORD OF THE FLEAS by Dav Pilkey. Copyright © 2016, 2016, 2017, and 2018 by Dav Pilkey. Published by Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.

Other information

You may also like

16 - 19 Jul 2024 Kids & Families

A Forest in the City

Ages 4+ | This interactive performance uses full scale colourful projections, digital technology and dance, and comes direct to Sydney Opera House from Italy.

25 - 27 Jul 2024 Kids & Families

The River That Ran Uphill

Ages 8+ | In 2015, Cyclone Pam ravaged the South Pacific. Edgell Junior, a Ni-Vanuatu man from Pentecost Island experienced and survived Cyclone Pam and its aftermath. Based on his lived experience, this moving production emphasises the importance of community cooperation and resilience.

Illustration of a man with stripy clothing, sunglasses and long hair holding a rat and a burger above his head. A little girl with a red haired ponytail stares up at him and gasps
17 - 28 Apr 2024 Kids & Families

RATBURGER

Ages 6+ | Step into the world of David Walliams, as his bestselling book comes to life on stage. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. And now the evil Burt from Burt’s Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it? The clue is in the title…

Checking availability