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ADVENTURE THEATRE MTC ANNOUNCES THE WORLD PREMIERE OF GARFIELD: THE MUSICAL WITH CATTITUDE


GLEN ECHO, MD – Adventure Theatre MTC hates Mondays all summer long with its world premiere production of Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude based on the characters created by Jim Davis. The musical was written by Jim Davis and Michael J. Bobbitt with music by John L. Cornelius, II (Mirandy and Brother Wind, Three Little Birds). Directed by Nick Olcott (Three Little Birds) and announcing Evan Casey as everyone’s favorite feline, this production runs June 19-August 23, 2015 and is recommended for lasagna-lovers of all ages.

Garfield, a chubby and sarcastic tabby cat fantasizes about having the most amazing birthday in the history of birthdays. He deserves it for being the best cat ever! But, it seems that all his friends – Arlene, Odie, Jon and even his nemesis, Nermal, have forgotten. Feeling rejected, Garfield ventures out to find adventure, but quickly learns that “home is where the heart… and the food is.”

“When Michael first approached me about a new show, I turned him down… twice,” says Jim Davis, creator of Garfield. “I’m certainly glad that the third time is the charm. I always enjoy seeing how Garfield has become a part of people’s lives, and with each new generation, a new kind of relationship with Garfield forms. We have welcomed working with ATMTC into the history of Garfield, and cannot wait to see this finished production in their intimate space.”

“I’ve loved working with Jim Davis and Paws Inc. on this production,” says Michael J. Bobbitt, Producing Artistic Director of ATMTC and co-writer of Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude. “Garfield has been around for over 37 years and it’s amazing to be able to bring a character that grandparents, parents, and kids all love to Adventure Theatre MTC’s stage.”

Tickets to Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude are $19.50 each, with group and field trip rates available, and can be purchased through the box office by calling 301-634-2270 or online at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org. Children under the age of one are free. The press performance is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015.

All performances will take place at Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD, 20812 in the historic Glen Echo Park.

“GARFIELD: THE MUSICAL WITH CATTITUDE” FACT SHEET

June 19 – August 23, 2015

Based on the characters created by Jim Davis

Book by Jim Davis and Michael J. Bobbitt

Music and Lyrics by John L. Cornelius, II

Directed by Nick Olcott

Starring Evan Casey

Recommended for All Ages

CAST (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

Garfield................................................................................................ Evan Casey

Jon........................................................................................................ Joshua Dick

Odie...................................................................................................... John Sygar

Arlene................................................................................................... Emily Zickler

Nermal................................................................................................. Isabella Brody and Eli Schullman

Garfield U/S......................................................................................... Joshua Dick

Jon U/S................................................................................................. Michael Windsor

Odie U/S……………………………………………………………......…Sean McComas

Arlene U/S…………………………………………………………….

PRODUCTION CREW

Director................................................................................................. Nick Olcott

Playwright/Choreographer............................................................... Michael J Bobbitt

Composer............................................................................................ John L. Cornelius, II

Music Director..................................................................................... William Yanesh

Asst. Director....................................................................................... Tyler Herman

Costume Designer............................................................................. Kendra Rai

Set Designer....................................................................................... Luciana Stecconi

Lighting Designer............................................................................... Dan Covey

Sound Designer................................................................................. Neil McFadden

Props Designer................................................................................... Dre Moore

Stage Manager................................................................................... Donna Stout

Asst. Stage Manager......................................................................... Brittany Truske

Scenic Charge.................................................................................... Karen Deans

IMPORTANT DATES

Production Run DatesJune 19 – August 23, 2015

Pajama Party– June 19, 2015

Press Opening – June 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

Sensory/Autism Friendly Performance- August 15, 2015 at 2pm

American Sign Language Performance – July 11, 2015 at 2pm

Sundays

June 21...................................................................................................................................................... 11am & 2pm

June 28...................................................................................................................................................... 11am, 2pm, & 4:30pm

July 5, 12, 19, 26...................................................................................................................................... 11am, 2pm, & 4:30pm

August 2, 9, 16, 23................................................................................................................................... 11am, 2pm, & 4:30pm

Mondays

June 29...................................................................................................................................................... 10:30am

July 6, 13, 20, 27...................................................................................................................................... 10:30am

August 3, 10, 17........................................................................................................................................ 10:30am

Fridays

June 19...................................................................................................................................................... 7pm

July 10........................................................................................................................................................ 7pm

August 7..................................................................................................................................................... 7pm

Saturdays

June 20...................................................................................................................................................... 11am & 2pm

June 27...................................................................................................................................................... 11am, 2pm, & 4:30pm

July 4, 11, 28, 25...................................................................................................................................... 11am, 2pm, & 4:30pm

August 1, 8, 15, 22................................................................................................................................... 11am, 2pm, & 4:30pm

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