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Dog Man: The Musical | Program

Dog Man: The Musical | Program


Tour Director & Choreographer CANDI BOYD
Original Director & Choreographer JEN WINEMAN
Tour Music Director ALEC BART
Book and Lyrics KEVIN DEL AGUILA
Lighting Designer DAVID LANDER
Sound Designer EMMA WILK
Orchestrations LLOYD KIKOLER
Stage Manager ROE MANZO


How do you create a character who is half man, half dog? Or a robot called 80HD? How do you make giant buildings that come to life or a truck hauling gallons of French dressing? Writers Kevin Del Aguila and Brad Alexander, two dads whose sons were mega Dog Man fans, came up with a ‘supa’ idea. They would set the show in George and Harold’s treehouse, and have the boys create a musical using objects on hand. Since George and Harold are the creators of Dog Man, this made perfect sense. Once that decision was made, it was a lot easier to come up with creative production solutions. After seeing Dog Man: The Musical, we hope you will be inspired to use cardboard, cottage cheese containers, boxes, Slinkys, and your imagination to put on your own Dog Man Musical.

Enjoy the show,
Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director


"The Opening Number" - Company
"Dog Man" - Company
"Revenge" - Petey, Li’l Petey, George, Harold
"Cyber Fish" - Company
"Happy Song" / "80-HD" - Li’l Petey, Petey
"The Perfect Mashup" - George, Harold, Li’l Petey, Dog Man, Petey
"Without Me" - Petey, Company
"I’m Back" - Flippy, Company
"Robo-Dance Party" - Li’l Petey, Company
"Dog Man Is Go!" - Company
"A Far, Far Better Thing" - Petey, Li’l Petey, George
"A Far, Far Better Reprise" - Li’l Petey, Flippy, Company
"The Happy Ending" - Company


CAST (Alphabetical by Role)

BRANDON JAMES BUTOROVICH (Dog Man & Others) Brandon is SUPA happy to return to this show! Off-Broadway: A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland. Tour: Dog Man: The Musical. Some favorite credits: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Ragtime, Honk. Brandon has also toured with Missoula Children's Theatre and The National Theatre for Children. He received his B.A. in Theatre Performance from UNC Wilmington. When he is not on stage, Brandon can be found searching for treasure in the Florida waters with Pirate Adventures of Cortez or hanging out at theme parks with Theme Park Hangout. Follow him on Instagram:@brandonjbutorovich and @themeparkhangout. Thanks to my mom and dad. Hockadoo!

GLORY YEPASSIS-ZEMBROU (Flippy & Others) is ecstatic to be joining the cast of Dog Man: The Musical! A graduate from AMDA College and Conservatory, recent credits include Strangers Sings! Parody Musical as Eleven/Nancy swing (off-Broadway) and the national Broadway tour of A Christmas Carol as Little Fan. She would like to thank her family, friends and God for their continued support. As well as the entire cast and creative team!

METRI LYONS (George & Others). Metri is making their debut with TheaterWorksUSA as George in Dog Man. With training from Mississippi State University, Metri never fails to bring southern charm to the stage. Metri has explored a diverse palette of characters in their book, from regional theatre work as Donkey in Shrek, to in classic roles like Ariel in Shakespeare’s The Tempest to historically significant pieces like Emmett Till from Janet Langhart Cohen’s Anne and Emmett. Metri is excited to collaborate with TheaterWorksUSA and looks forward to creating magic on stage!

GAGE THOMAS (Harold & Others) (He/Him) is thrilled to be joining the Dog Man: The Musical family Harold/Others. Gage is a proud member of Actors' Equity and has recently achieved his MA in Oceanic and Asian Performance from the University of Hawai'I at Mānoa. He also holds a BFA in Musical Theater from NYU Tisch School of the Arts' New Studio on Broadway. Gage has garnered attention for his roles as the Dragon King in Queens Theatre's premiere production of The Monkey King and as Timothy in the New York City premiere of Big Ass Secret. To stay updated on his artistic journey, follow him on Instagram @gage.thomas

SADIE JAYNE KENNEDY (Li’l Petey & Others) (she/her) is SUPA EXCITED to be returning to the cast & crew of Dog Man: The Musical! Sadie is an actor/singer based in New York City and a graduate from The Institute of American Musical Theatre. She was most recently seen as Junie B. Jones in the national tour of Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School (TWUSA), as well as the role of Izzy in the Off-Broadway show Simon and His Shoes. All my love to IAMT, and my friends and family. And shout out to Subway for getting me through tour. You rock. @sadiejaynekennedy

JAKE WERNECKE (Petey & Others) (He/Him), is an NYC-based actor and singer and a recent graduate of New York University’s Steinhardt School. He is thrilled to be traveling and performing with TheaterWorksUSA for another season! Recently, he was seen in Vanguard Theatre Company’s production of Spring Awakening as Hanschen, and at NYU, he played Guido Contini in NINE. He would like to thank his parents for their support, all the folks at ATB Talent, and everyone at TheaterWorksUSA for this amazing opportunity.

NATALIE LILAVOIS YUSTY (Swing for Li’l Petey/Flippy) is so excited to be making her TheaterWorksUSA debut with the cast of Dog Man! She gives many thanks to her family, agents at Avalon, mentors, and amazing team here at TWUSA for supporting her throughout this process. Her previous credits include: Understudy for Mimi/Maureen in Rent. Later this year she will continue her run Michelle/Ensemble in the Sister Act Asia Tour. She hopes Dog Man will bring so much joy to the audience and encourages you all to leave your ruff days behind you! Ig: natalie.lilavoisyusty

XAVIER MCKNIGHT (Swing for George/Harold). Xavier is psyched to be on the road with Dog Man: The Musical! National Tours: How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (Young Max), Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Band (Lead Vocalist). Regional: Mamma Mia (Pepper), Something Rotten (Minstrel), Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), 1776 (Courier), Bring It On! The Musical (Twig). Much love to TheaterWorks, FSE, and Jay Jay! Insta:@xaviermcknight

ALBERT NELTHROPP (Swing for Dog Man/Petey)is a New York City based Equity actor and singer hailing from rural Palmerton, Pennsylvania. Albert graduated from Wagner College in 2019 with a B.A. in Theater Performance. Albert recently flew to Dubai with TWUSA’s The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System as Arnold! Albert can also be seen on Showtime’s "Billions" and Rafael Alvarado’s newest project “We were kids back then” produced by Richard Gladstein. Recently Albert played his dream role of George in Sunday in the Park with George at Theater 2020. As a singer Albert has performed on such iconic stages as New York City’s Town Hall and Feinstein’s 54 Below. Albert would like to thank his family, his manager Ally Taylor, and his girlfriend Sami for all their support. @AlbertNelthropp


ROE MANZO (Stage Manager) is THRILLED to be back in the Pilkey-verse! This is her fifth Dog Man go-around with TWUSA. Broadway: The Cottage. Off-Broadway: Dog Man (TWUSA), King Lear, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth (New York Classical Theatre). Regional: Murder at Mt. Hope Mansion (Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire); Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family, Scab, Brick City, Yasmina’s Necklace, Year One (Premiere Stages) Elf: The Musical! (North Carolina Theater). BFA from Kean Theatre Conservatory. Endless love to Mom & Dad for their consistent support. Dog Man is ROE! @roemanzo

CANDI BOYD (Tour Director/Choreographer). Candi is from Pittsburgh, and is now a NY based performer, director and choreographer. Favorite performance jobs include "Law & Order," "Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin," "Pose," "Quantico," and over 40 commercials, as well as the Tony's, the Super Bowl and the Thanksgiving Parade! She performed in Jersey Boys Broadway for 10 years as a swing and dance captain, playing 3 women in 7 companies in NYC and all over the world! Candi has directed/associate directed and choreographed over 9 shows, including 2 Off-Broadway shows, Dog Man and Five!, three productions of Jersey Boys, her film, Stay at Home, Mom, and now this incredible Dog Man tour!!Love to Jen, Roe, this DREAM cast, and my amazing family for letting Mom pursue her passions! @candiboyd

JEN WINEMAN (Original Director/Choreographer) is a director and choreographer based in Brooklyn. Selected NYC: FIVE (upcoming at Playhouse 46); Dog Man: The Musical (New World Stages/Lucille Lortel Theatre/Australian Tour); Retraction (Theatre Row); Less Than 50% (59E59); My Heart is in the East (La Mama). Selected regional: Dangerous Days (upcoming at Miami New Drama); As You Like It (American Shakespeare Center); Tiny Beautiful Things (Merrimack Rep); Game On (Pittsburgh CLO); Shakespeare in Love (Virginia Rep); Baskerville (Dorset Theatre Festival); The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Asolo Rep & Miami New Drama); Sweeney Todd (Playmakers Rep); The 39 Steps, Shipwrecked (Triad Stage). MFA: Yale School of Drama. IG: @winemanje

ALEC BART (Tour Music Director) is an NYC-based music director, pianist, and accordionist. Broadway credits include: Book of Mormon, Wicked MJ: The Musical, Some Like It Hot, Waitress, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Natasha Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, and A Bronx Tale. This, jazz, and much more at All my love to Emily Blake Anderson and George Catstanza.

KEVIN DEL AGUILA (Book & Lyrics) (he/him) is a multi-Emmy-winning writer and Tony-nominated performer whose other musical adaptations include Cat Kid Comic Club, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, and DreamWorks’ Madagascar. He’s the book-writer of the off-Broadway hit Altar Boyz (Outer Critics Award), and lyricist of Click Clack Moo (Lortel and Drama Desk Award noms) as well as songs featured in the Disney movie Strange World. Kevin has written for numerous children’s TV shows, including "Peg + Cat" (PBS), "Waffles + Mochi’s Restaurant" (Netflix), and as head writer of "Blue’s Clues & You" (Nick Jr). Children everywhere have heard Kevin’s voice as a Troll in the Disney movie Frozen.

BRAD ALEXANDER (Music) (he/him) Theater: See Rock City & Other Destinations (Richard Rodgers Award, Jerry Bock Award, and Drama Desk winner), TheaterWorksUSA’s Cat Kid Comic Club: The Musical, Click Clack Moo (Drama Desk, Lortel nom), Martha Speaks, Just So Stories, and contributing composer for We The People: America Rocks! (Lortel nom). TV: "Peg + Cat" (Emmy winner), "Clifford The Big Red Dog," and VH1. Current projects: Misty Makes It Better and Bread & Roses, based on the film by Ken Loach and Paul Laverty. Member: NAMT, DGA,SAG-AFTRA, and BMI

TIMOTHY R. MACKABEE (Set Design). Broadway: The Elephant Man (starring Bradley Cooper), Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (dir. Spike Lee). West End: The Elephant Man. Off-Broadway: Heathers, The Last Match  (Roundabout), Vietgone (MTC), Guards at the Taj (Lortel Award), Describe The Night, Our New Girl (Atlantic), Luce (LCT), Gigantic (Vineyard). TV: "Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo" (HBO), "Gotham," "Smash," "The Today Show." Education: North Carolina School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama  @timmackabeedesign.

HEIDI LEIGH HANSON (Costume Design) (She/Her/Hers).  Besides catching up on the current Dog Man Books, Heidi designs costumes for a variety of projects and teaches Costume design and technology at Southern Connecticut State University and Housatonic Community College. Heidi holds an MFA in costume and set design from the Yale School of Drama, and a BA in theatre from California State University Long Beach. For more information visit:

DAVID LANDER (Lighting Design) is very excited to illuminate Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man and present it to audiences all over the USA and Australia. Other shows David has illuminated for TheaterWorksUSA are Dav Pilkey’s Cat Kid Comic Club, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, The Pout Pout Fish, Pete The Cat and The Civil War.

EMMA WILK (Sound Design) is a New York-based sound designer and collaborator. Her designs have been heard at New York theaters including The Public, DR2, Theater Row, The Lortel, The New Vic, New World Stages, La MaMa, 59E59, Rattlestick, and HERE. Broadway Associate/Assistant Designer credits include Take Me Out, How I Learned to Drive, Caroline, or Change, Burn This, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Heisenberg, and The Lyons. Member USA829.

LLOYD KIKOLER (Orchestrations) (he/him) is a New York City based orchestrator, producer and multi-instrumentalist. His work in theatre includes, Macbeth In Stride (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Earth Rise (Kennedy Center), Dot Dot Dot: A New Musical (TheaterWorksUSA), Eighty-Sixed (Diversionary Theatre).

DAV PILKEY (Author). When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. He was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hallway everyday. He spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books—the very first adventures of Dog Man and Captain Underpants. His Dog Man series, launched in 2016, has more than 60 million copies in print and translated in 45 languages. A movie adaptation of Dog Man is in the works from DreamWorks Animation. The publication of Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder in March 2024 will mark 37 years of Dav writing and illustrating acclaimed and bestselling books for children. Dav's stories are semi-autobiographical and explore universal themes that celebrate friendship ,empathy, and the triumph of the good-hearted.

ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the U.S. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

THE STAGE DIRECTORS ANDCHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY (SDC), founded in 1959, is the theatrical labor union that unites, empowers, and protects professional stage Directors and Choreographers throughout the United States. S mission is to foster a national community of professional stage Directors and Choreographers by protecting the rights, health, and livelihoods of all its Members. SDC seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas, information, and opportunities while educating current and future generations about the role of Directors and Choreographers and providing effective administration, negotiations, and contractual support for over 2,000 Full Members and over 1,000 Associate Members.

THEATERWORKSUSA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Michael Harrington, ExecutiveDirector) has led the Theater for Young and Family Audiences movement in New York City and across North America for over half a century. At TWUSA, we believe that access to art—and theater, in particular—is vital for our youth. Since 1961, the501(c)3 not-for-profit has captured the imaginations of100 million new and veteran theatergoers with an award-winning repertoire of over 140 original plays and musicals. Acclaimed alumni include Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Disney’s Frozen), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent), Jerry Zaks (The Music Man), Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen), Miguel Cervantes (Hamilton), Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America), and Chuck Cooper (Tony award-winning actor, The Life). WWW.TWUSA.ORG