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.
|Wednesday 3 January
|Thursday 4 January
|10am, 1pm, 6pm
|Friday 5 January
|Saturday 6 January
|10am*, 1pm, 6pm
|Monday 8 January
|Tuesday 9 January
|Wednesday 10 January
|Friday 12 January
|Saturday 13 January
Groups of 6 or more
Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.
Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.
The authorised agency for this event is Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the frequently asked questions below.
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9am, Thursday 3 August
There are a number of wheelchair and companion seating locations available.
Audio loop available
Relaxed performance Saturday 6 January, 10:00am
Relaxed performances are open to everyone including people with disabilities that create sensory sensitivities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. There is an open-door policy allowing for movement in and out of the venue and staff will be able to direct patrons who require a quiet, low sensory space to a suitable location in the foyer area. A social story is provided in advance for reference about the journey to the venue and the elements of the show from the website.
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This show runs for approximately 65 minutes.
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.
Suitable for all ages 6+
Children 2 years and under are admitted free provided they are seated on a parent/carer’s lap.
The Opera House is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children that visit or engage with us. Read our Child Safety Policy.
Book and Lyrics: Kevin Del Aguila
Music: Brad Alexander
Scenic Design: Tim Mackabee
Costume Design: Heidi Hanson
Sound Effects: Emma Wilk
Orchestrations: Lloyd Kikoler
Original Direction and Choreography: Jen Wineman
Lighting Design: David Lander
Resident Director: Jason Langley
Musical Director (Australia): Bev Kennedy
George: Nat Jobe
Harold: Liam J. Kirkpatrick
Dog Man: Josh Whitten
Flippy: Nava Revalk
Petey: Jack Dawson
Lil Petey: Mackenzie Garcia
Understudies: Harry Fenn, Rebecca Rolle & Regan Barber
Company Stage Manager: Courtney Symons
Assistant Stage Manager: Jasmine Whalley
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
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.
Drip Drop Play
While you are at the Sydney Opera House, make a day of it by adding Drip Drop Play creative play to your day for only $10 per ticket!
What kind of music can you make with water? What sort of sounds does ice make? This January, join sound collectors Drip and Drop, and their friends to discover incredible new sounds found from dripping ice and giant bowls of water.
Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.
All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer.
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The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We’re committed to making your experience safe, comfortable and enjoyable, with a number of measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. We remind our audiences and visitors to please stay home if you feel unwell. If you need to discuss your ticketing or booking options, contact our Box Office team on 02 9250 7777.
The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We have a number of safety measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. While face masks are no longer required, we ask all our patrons and visitors to practise good hygiene. Please stay home if you feel unwell and read more about our flexible ticket options.
The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Frequently asked questions
Ticket purchases and collection at our Box Office is discouraged and eTicket or postal delivery methods should be used, wherever possible. However, if you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this at least 60 minutes before the event starts. If you have already received your tickets, the venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Please take your seats as soon as you arrive.
If you are late, we will seat you as soon as we can and, where possible, in your allocated seat. However, to reduce movement in the venue as well as minimise disruption to the performance and other patrons, ticketholders may be seated in an allocated latecomer’s seat. Please be aware that some events have lock-out periods. In these cases, latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. On occasions, this may not be until the interval, or at all where there is no interval.
Details of our right to refuse admission can be found in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Events.
In accordance with our venue security procedures, Opera House security will be scanning and checking bags under the Monumental Stairs, prior to entering the building. Bags will be scanned by an x-ray machine, and staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling your belongings, such as gloves. Cloaking facilities will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 60 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. However it is strongly encouraged that you travel lightly to minimise contact and queuing. Any bags larger than an A4 piece of paper will need to be checked into the Cloak Room.
Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Babies aged 0-2 years old at the time of a performance may be seated on an adult’s lap. Children 2 years and older will need to hold a standard ticket.
Children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a face mask.
The authorised agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House.
Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable. If you purchase tickets from a non-authorised agency such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised seller, you risk that these tickets are fake, void or have previously been cancelled. RESALE RESTRICTION APPLIES. For more details, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events.
Please contact Box Office on 9250 7777 as soon as possible to advise if you can no longer attend. If you can no longer attend because you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone displaying COVID-19 symptoms, the Opera House has introduced flexible ticketing options to help you. Find out more about flexible ticketing options.
Foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.
The venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances.
Please bring a credit or debit card for any on site purchases to enable contactless payment. You’re welcome to bring your own water bottle but no other food and drinks are permitted inside our venues. Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and Portside are also available for you to enjoy.
All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and Western Foyers. The public lift to the foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres consistent with COVID-safe rules.
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