If the popular Pete the Cat books have been on story time repeat for…like…ever, it may be time to shake up your kid’s kitty infatuation with a live stage adaptation of the series.

Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Pete the Cat: The Musical runs Jan. 20 through Feb. 18 at the Newmark Theatre in downtown Portland. Here’s why you should snag your tickets to this toe-tapping musical.

  • The story will have you LOLing. Audiences will explore the relationship between Pete and Jimmy, the world’s most organized second grader. When Jimmy draws a blank in art class, Pete takes him on the inspirational road trip of a lifetime!
  • The performance, which costs $14-$32 per ticket and runs for an efficient 60 minutes with no intermission, will be fun for the whole family (especially kids over 4). Insider secret: Come early for a fun activity and stay after to get an autograph!
  • OCT has been creating extraordinary theater for young audiences for 30 years! Age appropriate casting (grownups playing grownups and kids playing kids) is used. And you’ll love their philosophy that theater and storytelling can educate, empower, inspire and entertain in remarkable ways.

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