Nate the Great Theatreworks USA Musical at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts February 8

"Nate the Great," a Theatreworks USA musical based on the popular Marjorie Weinman Sharmat's eponymous series about a boy detective will be performed at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. On Monday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. and 12 noon, the company will perform the show again as part of the ArtsBound series supported in part by the Herman Goldman Foundation and the Greater Bridgeport Area Foundation.

Children from kindergarten through 4th grade will enjoy this rousing 60-minute musical about teamwork and friendship - imaginary and otherwise. It brings to vivid life the pint-size young detective who follows in the grand tradition of crime-solvers like Sherlock Holmes, Nero Wolfe and Charlie Chan.

Nate has found lost balloons, books, slippers, chickens and even a lost goldfish. But when his neighbor Annie asks for help in locating her missing painting, it takes all of Nate's derring-do to solve the toughest case of his career!

Although Nate believes that great detectives work alone, he finds that unraveling mysteries is easier and a lot more fun with a partner... and a big plate of pancakes.

"Nate the Great" is based on the first volume in Sharmat's book series of the same name. The production features lyrics and book by Mindi Dickstein who wrote Broadway's "Little Women: The Musical" and music by Daniel Messé. This creative team has previously collaborated on Theatreworks USA's "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Black Beauty."

Tickets for Sunday's performances are $15 adults, $12 children. The ArtsBound series tickets are $7 and are available at or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. Sign up at to receive e-mails for special offers and discounts for Quick Center shows.

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Posted on January 22, 2009

Vol. 41, No. 188

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