2018/19 Season

Sponsored by Connecticut Post Mall, Pantochino's 2018/19 season opens in October! It's our most exciting season ever and you'll want to see every show!

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October 12-28


Based on the Netflix original series “BEAT BUGS”
Created by Josh Wakely
Written by Sean Cercone & David Abbinanti

Beat Bugs, a new musical adaptation based on the NETFLIX animated series, inspired by music made famous by The Beatles, centers around five pals who explore the world and learn life lessons. Follow Walter, Buzz, Jay, Crick, and Kumi as they go on a mission to save Strawberry Fields!
The show incorporates numerous songs from the iconic catalogue including “All You N eed Is Love”, “Come Together”, “We Can Work It Out”,  “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds”, “In My Life”, “Strawberry Fields Forever” and more!

Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing (www.broadwaylicensing.com)

Sponsored by The Milford Bank


December 1 -22

GLITZ: The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical

Book & Lyrics by Bert Bernardi   Music by Justin Rugg

Pantochino’s acclaimed musical, having played hundreds of performances around the country, returns home for the holidays! Everything’s coming up toddlers and tiaras in this ridiculously funny holiday musical where ten girls with big hair, and their outlandish moms with big mouths vie for the title and crown. But its the Christmas spirit that the true winner in this heartwarming holiday classic.

Sponsored by Berchem Moses PC


February 23 & 24

Pantochino Teen Theatre: Bubble Boy

Book by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio  Music & Lyrics by Cinco Paul

Based on the film, this lively and likable contemporary pop musical follows Jimmy Livingston, a boy born without immunities who spends his life confined inside a plastic bubble room. But when the girl next door steals his heart, he fashions a homemade bubble suit and travels across the country to find her and profess his emotions. His journey finds him with a crazy cult, a biker gang, a dead cow and a controlling mother who will stop at nothing to get him back home. “One of the cleverest, funniest and most endearing musicals I’ve seen in a long time.” —Stephen Schwartz.


March 22-24


Pantochino Original Works Festival of New Musicals for Family Audiences

New this year, Pantochino hosts a three-day festival of new musicals for family audiences. A showcase for early career playwrights and composer, and a festival of new ideas, words and music especially for young people and their families!


April 26-May19


A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Bert Bernardi   Music by Justin Rugg

Ten million dollars in lottery dreams are up for grabs when five waffle works agree if they hit it, they split it! But what happens when one waitress wins and serves up anything but the truth? Inspired by a true story, The Waffle House Five offers a big southern-style portion of laughter, music, heartache and surprise.