Nate the great

Book and Lyrics by John Maclay

Music and Lyrics by Brett Ryback

From the book by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Holy purple pancakes! There's a brand new mystery afoot at First Stage, a very colorful musical that's sure to charm audiences of all ages.

Nate the Great is a fast-paced and witty little musical, with a wonderful sense of humor that will appeal to all ages.

Mary Boyle, Ozaukee Living Local

Gwen Rice, Special to OnMilwaukee


Junior detective Nate the Great has a new case! His friend Annie has just painted a picture, and she can’t find it anywhere. Armed with an appetite for justice and for pancakes, Nate vows to solve this baffling elementary school mystery.

From the creators of Just a Little Critter Musical, join the world’s greatest detective in this world premiere musical.


Cast size: 3W, 2M

(Ensemble can be expanded if desired)

Runtime: 60 minutes

Suggested for families with ages 4–10+

For licensing and rights to produce please submit the following form with Gurman Agency

For a perusal copy, click here.

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