Don't Miss PETE THE CAT LIVE On Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Everyone's favorite cat is bringing a groovy adventure to The Ridgefield Playhouse! Ridgefield Academy Family Series presents the Theatreworks USA production of Pete the Cat at on Saturday, October 1 with performances at 11am and 2pm. This rockin' and finger-snapping production is partially underwritten by Books on the Common, South Salem Animal Hospital and Noah's Ark Animal Hospital.

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Award-winning composer Will Aronson's pop-inflected songs turn James Dean's popular tales into a finger-snapping musical.

As with all Ridgefield Academy Family Series performances - visit Dimitri's Diner (16 Prospect Street, Ridgefield) before or after the show and receive 10% off your meal when tickets are presented! Media sponsors for this show are Macaroni Kid Danbury-Bethel-Ridgefield and Danbury's 98Q.

As part of The Ridgefield Playhouse Arts for Everyone program, which helps make the performing arts available to economically disadvantaged residents of Fairfield County who cannot afford the cost of admission, even at reduced rates, the Union Savings Bank Arts for Everyone recipient is Waterbury ARC. The Playhouse was founded in the belief that arts can and do make a difference in the lives of people, and that accessibility to the arts should not be limited by one's ability to pay. Arts for Everyone works with a wide range of non-profit organizations including ABC, Ability Beyond Disability, Danbury Youth Services, Family and Children's Aid, Grassroots Tennis, Mental Health Associates of CT and the Out and About Club. Your donation helps provide tickets and transportation to The Playhouse.

For tickets ($15), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

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