Oft-commissioned composer and author Doctor Noize brings lively and inspirational works of musical theatre to the stage based on his recordings and books that inspire creativity, curiosity and character in audiences of all ages.

  • Our goal at the Children’s Theatre is to present stories that engage our audiences.  We are honored to collaborate with a composer of Cullinan’s experience, imagination, and musical skill directing his talents toward fostering new work for young audiences.

    Judge Luckey Managing Artistic Director, Palo Alto Children's Theatre

Every Doctor Noize recording is a work of musical theatre, and the Doc's become a sought-after musical theatre composer.  Palo Alto Children’s Theatre commissioned a theatrical stage musical The Ballad Of Phineas McBoof based on the first two Doctor Noize albums and books, the Ballad and Return Of Phineas McBoof.  The result -- a stage show about music, purpose and friendship that inspires audiences of all ages to listen more deeply and consider their own musical creativity -- is available in both Full and Junior Versions, and can be performed by adult or kid casts.

The successful run of The Ballad quickly lead to more stage musical commissions, including a school musical based on Doctor Noize's own Grammaropolis and adaptations of other stories:  A modern reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, the New York Times bestselling book The Pout-Pout Fish, and East of the Sun, West of the Moon.  Plus, Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony — with glowing reviews nationwide — is available for production by ambitious musical theatre and opera houses.  Book a show or join the growing list of organizations who commission Doctor Noize for an entirely new one!

Original Cast -- Palo Alto Children's Theatre

Go Deeper...

  • As my own kids have become increasingly involved in musical theatre productions, I've become more fascinated with bringing my works theatrically to the stage.  It allows me to connect with my past as a teacher and Music Director for shows like Into The Woods.  Musical theatre is a wonderful creative outlet for kids to perform and watch alike, and a delightful medium to write and compose for.  It feels like coming home.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
Upcoming Events

Date City Venue
Saturday 10/16/21 - Friday 12/31/21 Lone Tree, CO Reach Studios
Doctor Noize is spending most of the rest of 2021 focusing on his CU Denver Recording Arts students, Regis University’s Recording Studio & Claver Recital Hall, Reach Studios productions, and adding exciting updates to his live Doctor Noize show. He’s available for Doctor Noize events — so feel free to contact and schedule them for this year or next — but he’s not proactively booking tour shows for the rest of 2021. And… this website’s Online Videoz page has been extensively updated for all kids who wanna hear the Noize!!!
Thursday 10/28/21 Denver, CO Regis University
Time: 9:30am. *Private Event* Doctor Noize gives a composing, recording & music technology Workshop to undergrads at Regis University.
Saturday 10/30/21 Lone Tree, CO Reach Studios
It’s Doctor Noize’s Birthday! Drop him a line via Facebook or email and wish him a happy one. He’s 352 years old.
Sunday 10/31/21 Lone Tree, CO Reach Studios
It’s Halloween! Listen to Doctor Noize’s “The Monster Dance” from “The Ballad of Phineas McBoof.” The song’s been designated an “iTunes Essential Recording” and has been included on their Halloween Playlist for years.
Sunday 11/07/21 Lone Tree, CO Reach Studios
It’s Doctor Noize’s daughter Riley’s birthday! Riley was featured as the lead singer in Konshens & The Earth Band’s recent single “The Sun Rises In Your Eyes,” which opened up the Nature For Life Hub at the United Nations General Assembly. The Doc’s a member of The Earth Band. Wish her a Happy Birthday on our FB Page or via email, and have a great day yourself!
Wednesday 11/17/21 Denver, CO Regis University
Time: 7:30pm. The Doc oversees a concert of the Regis University Jazz Ensembles as part of his work running Claver Recital Hall, the $6 million dollar fine art facility now in his stewardship as part of his new role as Director of Music Technology & Recording Arts at Regis University. Come see these great students perform!
Tuesday 11/23/21 Denver, CO Regis University
Grammy nominations are announced! As someone who’s been very involved both as a Recording Academy Governor and as a Children’s artist as Doctor Noize and Konshens & The Earth Band, join the Doc in celebrating all the nominees in both Children’s and the other categories. No matter who is nominated in each category, a lot of time, care and work went into their productions — the sum total of which make the world a more artful and inspirational place!
Thursday 12/02/21 Denver, CO Regis University
Time: 7:30pm. The Doc oversees a concert of the Regis University Jazz Ensembles as part of his work running Claver Recital Hall, the $6 million dollar fine art facility now in his stewardship as part of his new role as Director of Music Technology & Recording Arts at Regis University. Come see these great students perform!
Tuesday 12/14/21 Denver, CO University of Colorado, Denver
Time: 2:00pm. The Doc’s Recording Arts Section 04 class takes their Final to demonstrate all the amazing things they’ve learned this semester. Think good thoughts for these 24 students and root them on!
Thursday 12/16/21 Denver, CO University of Colorado, Denver
Time: 3:30pm. The Doc’s Recording Arts Section 02 class takes their Final to demonstrate all the amazing things they’ve learned this semester. Think good thoughts for these 24 students and root them on!

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