The Orlando Rep has officially opened the 2022-23 season with a spectacular show your family will not want to miss. We were recently invited to a performance of Dog Man: The Musical. Yes, Dog Man, the book series by Dav Pilkey, has been written as a musical and it is being shown right here in Orlando.
Dog Man: The Musical opens with George(Kadesh Lewis) and Harold(Edwin Perez) in the treehouse lamenting over musicals they have to learn about in school. They come up with the ingenious idea of creating their own musical, since “everything is a musical these days,” based on one of their favorite creations, Dog Man(Brandon James Butorovich). Breaking out into a high-energy opening number, the story begins.
After learning the backstory of how Dog Man came to be, he immediately is out fighting crime against the world’s most evil cat, Petey(Will Sippel) and saving a sweet kitten(Génesis M. Freytes Álvarez). To keep the energy going, Dog Man must also fight Flippy(Da’Zaria Harris), the cyborg fish.
I am always impressed with the creativity of the Orlando Rep. The sets and props were extremely authentic and very reminiscent of a comic strip. With 16 songs, moving buildings and robots, this 59 minute show(no intermission) will have you laughing from beginning to end.
Dog Man: The Musical is now playing at Orlando Rep through October 2nd. Get tickets now at orlandorep.com
About the show
Dog Man: The Musical is based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants. This hilarious musical chronicles the adventures of Dog Man! Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they are in 5th grade, they figure it is 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? Find out in this epic musical adventure featuring Flippy the cyborg fish, Beasty Buildings, and Petey, the world’s most evil cat!
**Photos by McKenzie Lakey
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