Pete the Cat Rocks Jorgensen with Songs and Laughs in Kids' Matinee

Described by the Huffington Post as “delightful and funny with a breezy, upbeat score,” TheaterWorksUSA brings its fun-filled, song-filled production of Pete the Cat to the stage at UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday February 23 for a special 2:00 pm matinee performance.  

Based on the New York Times #1 best-selling children’s books by authors Kimberly and James Dean, Pete the Cat tells the story of a rockin’- but- rowdy blue cat who is given to the Biddle family to learn some manners, but it isn’t long before Pete gets the whole family rockin’ - the whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle—the most organized, uptight second grader ever. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, Pete is the perfect friend to help him out, and they set off on an adventure in Pete’s VW Bus to find inspiration, magic, sunglasses, and friendship! 

Running time: 45 minutes.  

Recommended for children 5 & up.

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus in Storrs. Tickets are now available online at Tickets are $18 - $22 each.  Patrons can also call the Box Office at 860.486.4226, Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm. Convenient $5 event parking is available in the North Garage (cash only). Free parking is also available in Lots F and N. For a detailed parking map and more information, go to

About Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
Voted Best College or University Performing Arts Center in the Hartford Courant’s CTNow, Jorgensen presents 30 to 40 diverse performances each season, from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles ranging from classical music to world music and dance, classical ballet and contemporary dance, comedy, family programming and contemporary entertainment.