CDP Theatre Producers, Dog Man The Musical



Book and Lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila
Music by Brad Alexander
Adapted from the DOG MAN series of books by Dav Pilkey

"You have to love a family show that makes adults laugh, too" - New York Times

With the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, Dog Man loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture.

But while trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Can he catch Petey, the world's most evil cat, who has cloned himself to exact revenge on the doggy do-gooder? And will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime??

Find out in this epic musical adventure featuring the hilarity and heart of Dav Pilkey's beloved characters.

"This show is perfect for everyone." - Newsday

Produced by Special Arrangement with TheaterWorksUSA
(Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director / Michael Harrington, Executive Director)

Co-producers: Dancing Giant

Adapted from the books DOG MAN, DOG MAN UNLEASHED, DOG MAN A TALE OF TWO KITTIES, and DOG MAN LORD OF THE FLEAS by Dav Pilkey. Copyright © 2016, 2016, 2017, and 2018 by Dav Pilkey. Published by Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative

Theatre Works Dancing Giant RISE Create NSW


Autumn 2024 Australian Tour

Jack Dawson

Jack Dawson - Petey

Jack Dawson is a graduate from NIDA and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he appeared in productions of Candide, Mahagonny Songspiel (dir. Narelle Yeo), Carousel (dir. Matt Hourigan), and Curtains (dir. Genevieve de Souza); with the latter earning him a Broadway World Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

Jack’s further theatre credits include The Wild Party and Sunday in the Park with George (Little Triangle), The Little Mermaid (SoPopera Productions), and The Last Five Years (dir. Kate Cameron). He also appeared as a Backing Vocalist for Patti Lupone’s Don’t Monkey With Broadway at the Sydney Opera House, and Adele’s most recent Concert Tour at ANZ Stadium.

Dog Man marks Jack’s return to the stage after touring the country as a Children’s Chaperone on numerous mainstage musicals including Mary Poppins, Pippin, School of Rock, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Mackenzie Garcia

Mackenzie Garcia - Lil Petey

Raised in Wollongong NSW, Mackenzie received a Bachelor of Music Theatre from Elder Conservatorium (2022) and a Diploma of Music Theatre from WAAPA (2019). Notable roles from her time at Elder Con include Cosette in Les Miserables (dir. Erin James) and Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde (dir. Nikki Snelson).

Mackenzie is a proud 2019 Talent Development Project graduate and is thrilled to be making her CDP Theatre Producers debut in Dog Man: The Musical.

Other theatre credits include: Jane Banks in Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s Australian/NZ tour of Mary Poppins and Dance Ensemble in L’Hotel at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Nat Jobe

Nat Jobe – George

A graduate of WAAPA (BA Music Theatre) and NIDA (Singer, Dancer, Actor), Nat’s extensive career has seen him play many roles in many shows. He appeared in Dreamworks' Shrek The Musical for both GFO and Packemin Productions, playing the role of Donkey, and has also appeared in productions including Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King, Kinky Boots (Packemin Productions) starring as Lola, West Side Story (The Production Company) as Pepe, Into The Woods (Bloom Creative Productions) as The Baker, Around The World In 80 Days (HIT Productions/Ellis Productions), Hyperdream (Red Line Productions), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (TML Enterprises), Pirates of Penzance (Opera Australia) and Irene (Peach Productions) where he shared the stage with Hollywood legend, Debbie Reynolds.

Nat is also extremely passionate about children’s theatre and instilling a love of the arts in young people. He played the title roles in Horrible Harriet (CDP), The Gruffalo (CDP/Tall Stories) and Pete The Sheep (Monkey Baa Theatre Company). He also toured in the roles of Dog and Frog in Room on the Broom (CDP/Tall Stories), and played a chaotic Ibis in Alphabetical Sydney (Critical Stages). For The Metropolitan Orchestra, Nat has performed Animal Adventures, Jack and The Beanstalk and co-wrote/starred in The Magic of Christmas as part of their Cushions Concert series. Nat has also recorded, filmed and toured with iconic children's entertainers, The Wiggles, as the hilarious character, John The Cook.

He has also appeared on tv shows Home and Away (Channel 7), Bent101 (Channel 7), Mikki Vs The World (ABC), Soundtrack To Our Teenage Zombie Apocalypse (ABC) and was choreographer on Growing Up Gracefully (ABC).

Nat’s proudest achievement in life is playing the dream role of dad to his daughter, Taj and his son, Oisín.

Liam J. Kirkpatrick

Liam J. Kirkpatrick - Harold

Liam graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2020 where they studied Musical Theatre. Some of their credits include QPAC’s Spirit of Christmas, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ryan Evans in High School Musical on Stage! and Bud Davenport in Gutenberg! The Musical! (which they also directed).

In 2022, they were part of the original Australian cast of Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical where they played Dustin Henderson. Liam recently debuted their original cabaret Art is Dead at the renowned Sit Down Comedy Club. They have also begun to dip their toes into the world of producing with a sold-out premiere season of their show The Human Centipede Parody Musical.

Liam is constantly in pursuit to break the mould and never be put in a box.

Nava Revalk

Nava Revalk - Flippy

Nava is a dedicated, versatile and passionate performer. With Persian and Dutch-Australian heritage, she is truly a multicultural artist.

Nava’s most recent credits include performing as a headline artist at Adelaide Oval and on Channel 9 as part of the Adelaide Christmas Pageant, Ali/Sophie cover in MAMMA MIA! with The Show Co., Teen Angel and Sandy/Rizzo cover in Grease at the Lyric Theatre - QPAC, and touring Queensland as Marley/Team leader in Story Quest with Perform! Education.

Nava hopes to work for greater unity in diversity through her career, transforming culture through the power of the arts.

Josh Whitten

Josh Whitten - Dog Man

A multifaceted performer, Josh has seen his talents take him all over Australia and abroad. He has toured internationally as Santa in Pen2Stage's production of A Little Bit of Christmas Magic, lent his voice to the multi-award-winning educational video program Snapatoonies and has featured in Golden Casket's Joyments television campaign.

With a huge appetite for learning, Josh has trained at NIDA, Film & Television Studio International and is a proud graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University with a Bachelor in Musical Theatre. Whilst at the Conservatorium, Josh was seen as Herman in Sweet Charity; Jojo in The Life; Arscott/Campbell in Our Country's Good, and Doc/Glad Hand in West Side Story.

Theatrical credits include the national tours of GREASE: The Arena Experience and Wizard of Oz Arena Spectacular (HRTC); RENT and Wicked (Matt Ward Entertainment); Company (Ignatians Musical Society); Cirque de la Opera (Vavachi Entertainment); Speakeasy on NYE (Brisbane Immersive); The Tuckshop Kid, Pains of Youth, Romeo + Juliet and Tick, Tick… Boom! (THAT Production company); and A Giggle of Geese (Fusion Arts Inc).

After touring all over Australia in The Gruffalo since 2021, Josh is thrilled to be joining CDP for their production of Dog Man: The Musical. He is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.


CDP presents TheaterWorksUSA's
Dog Man: The Musical
Adapted from the DOG MAN series of books by Dav Pilkey

Book and Lyrics: Kevin Del Aguila
Music: Brad Alexander
Scenic Design: Tim Mackabee
Costume Design: Heidi Hanson
Sound Effects: Emma Wilk
Orchestrations: Lloyd Kikoler
Original Direction and Choreography: Jen Wineman
Lighting Design: David Lander

Resident Director: Jason Langley
Musical Director (Australia): Bev Kennedy


Company Stage Manager: Sunil Chandra
Technical Stage Manager: Jasmine Whalley


We believe in making our shows accessible for children with additional sensory and learning needs.

A visual story is available for Dog Man to help you prepare for your visit to the theatre.


Accessible performances may be available at some venues. Please check with your local venue for details.

Teachers and registered homeschoolers can also access education activities and resources at CDP Education.



2023/2024 TOUR DATES



3 – 13 January 2024
Sydney Opera House


6 March 2024
Griffith Regional Theatre


9 – 12 March 2024
Glen St Theatre


15 March 2024
The Art House Wyong


19 March 2024
Orange Civic Theatre


21 – 22 March 2024
Capitol Theatre Tamworth


25 – 26 March 2024

Port Macquarie

4 April 2024
Glasshouse Port Macquarie



17 – 28 January 2024
Athenaeum Theatre



10 – 14 April 2024
QUT Gardens Theatre



19 – 20 April 2024
Canberra Theatre Centre



23 – 28 April 2024
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre



27 – 30 September 2023
Octagon Theatre