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

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  • 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
Monday 06/27/22 - Friday 07/01/22 Stanford, CA Stanford University
•Private Workshop• Doctor Noize is once again schedule to teach a fun and intensive Recording Arts course at his alma mater Stanford’s world-renowned Center for Computer Research in Music & Acoustics (CCRMA). This workshop is open to students high school age through adults! More info, a signup link, and confirmation of schedule coming soon!
Monday 07/25/22 - Friday 07/29/22 WY Wyoming Tour Venues
Doctor Noize plays 15 shows in 5 days in Wyoming! Details forthcoming…
Thursday 09/01/22 - Wednesday 05/31/23 Steamboat Springs, CO Strings Music Pavilion
Doctor Noize is thrilled to be the Artist In Residence this year at the Strings Music Festival. More info to come!
Friday 09/16/22 - Sunday 09/18/22 Scottsdale, AZ Children’s Music Network Annual Conference
Doctor Noize will be an In-Person Presenter at the “Kaleidoscope Of Melodies” Children’s Music Annual Conference this year. He looks forward to seeing his colleagues in the field there. More info to come!

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