Garfield is Live on Stage in a New Musical at The Coterie

The Coterie Theatre presents everyone’s favorite sarcastic tubby tabby, Garfield, and all his friends live on stage this summer. Adapted by character creator, Jim Davis, Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude is a brand new musical perfect for the whole family about the value of friendship and the comforts of home. It is produced in community partnership with Wayside Waifs and will be performed live on The Coterie’s stage in Crown Center, June 13 – August 6, 2017.

In Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude, Garfield awakens to find his birthday – the most important day of the year – has fallen on a Monday. The horror! To make matters worse, all his friends – Jon, Odie, Arlene, and even his nemesis, Nermal – have completely forgotten it’s his big day. Only his beloved teddy bear, Pookie, understands his disappointment. Feeling rejected, Garfield leaves the comforts of home and strikes out to find adventure. Making it as far as the alley, Garfield soon realizes in the outside there’s no T.V., the food is garbage (literally), and animal control is always just around the corner.  In the end, Garfield learns little things like, you know, the value of friendship and also that “home is where the heart – and the food – is.

Directed by Jerry Jay Cranford with musical direction by Anthony T. Edwards, the cast features Steven Eubank (as Garfield), Darrington Clark (as Odie), Brianna Renee Woods (as Arlene), Lauren Taylor (as Nermal), and Andy Perkins (as Jon).

Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude is produced in community partnership with Wayside Waifs. During the run of the show, The Coterie and Wayside Waifs will come together to offer several special, free performance extras for those with paid admission. Events include adoptable pet viewings, post-show humane education discussions, post-performance Q&As with company members, and meet-and-greets with the cast. Visit http://thecoterie.org/performance/garfield-the-musical for a full schedule of events.

The Coterie’s production of Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude will run approximately 55 minutes with no intermission and is perfect for families with all ages. Tickets are $12.00 for youth under 18, students, and seniors age 60 and older; and $17.00 for adults. Groups of 20 or more pay only $5.00-$6.50 per person (some restrictions apply – call the box office for details). Tickets, group reservations and more information is available at http://thecoterie.org/performance/garfield-the-musical.

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