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
Sunday 11/15/20 - Monday 05/31/21 Home Stay At Home
We’ve started penciling Summer 2021 Shows into the Calendar pending public health guidelines. In the meantime, we’ve made every Doctor Noize album and book FREE online (along with extensive Learning Curricula and videos) for the duration of the pandemic until EVERYONE has a chance to be fully vaccinated. Get ’em at the link above. Kids, parents, educators — thanks for doing your part to keep us all healthy and safe! Doctor Noize can’t wait to see you all again in person. What a party that’s gonna be.
Saturday 05/15/21 Denver, CO University of Colorado Denver
Doctor Noize will be at University of Colorado Denver’s Commencement, celebrating earning his Masters in Recording Arts after defending his Portfolio in Recording Arts Education For Grades K-8! That’s right… the Doc’s a graduate student at the very school where he’s a faculty teacher. Don’t ever stop learning, and don’t ever stop sharing what you know.
Thursday 08/05/21 Columbia, MO Stevens Lake Amphitheatre
Time: 6:00pm. Doctor Noize heads to Missouri to play the show he was supposed to play last summer!
Tuesday 08/10/21 - Thursday 08/12/21 WY Wyoming Tour Venues
The Doc is scheduled to play nine shows at multiple venues in Wyoming this summer. Details TBA!
Monday 08/16/21 - Friday 08/20/21 Stanford, CA Stanford University
Doctor Noize’s alter ego Cory Cullinan is scheduled to teach Recording Arts at Stanford again this summer. This year, the class will go on whether it’s in person or virtual — the Doc’s spent a year teaching full remote classes at CU Denver, and we can do this! The course isn’t open to younger kids, but other recording artists, musicians, college students, and even high school students demonstrating real interest in Recording Arts may apply. Let’s make music this summer!

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