“If you’re looking for a fast-paced, bold and bright musical that’s chock full of witty humor, colorful characters, and an upbeat catchy score, then Super Sidekick: The Musical is the perfect choice for your entire family.”Christina Mancuso
“Super Sidekick is a fun, super-charged adventure that’s sure to keep your kid engaged, and probably you as well. That is, unless you’re a Slurm.”Matt Roberson
Format: Full Length
Genre: Children’s Musical / TYA Musical
Run Time: 50 minutes
Cast: 3 Male, 1 Female, 2-4 Either
“Highly recommended as the surprise standout of the year for all ages.”Christina Mancuso
“…blissfully funny. A treat worth taking a chance on.”Margaret Quamme
The Villain. More inept than truly scary.
A famous and somewhat self-absorbed Superhero.
A Princess about Inky’s age, with a fiery independent streak.
Marsupial hench-bears trained in martial arts. Swings.
Our fearless storyteller.
Denizens of the Cave of Doom
Leader of The Kingdom, Mother of The Princess.
“How many musicals can claim they have Ninja Koalas?”Laurel Graeber
“The team behind Super Sidekick: The Musical have perfected the art of live-action cartoon. Even as a grown-up, I found it humorous, saucy and a lot of fun!”Linnea Covington
Meet the Creative Team
Gregory Crafts grew up wanting to be a Ninja Koala. However, because he thought his parents would frown upon a career choice that involved him working as a hench-bear for an evil sorcerer (ninja skills or not), he decided to study acting instead. In 2006, Gregory began writing the story that would become Super Sidekick as a gift for his then yet-to-be-born nephew, Brody. Working on this script changed Greg’s life, as he got to know the girl of his dreams at the play’s first reading. That girl, Jenn, became his best friend and later his wife, proving that you can live happily ever after. Greg is a proud alumnus of Emerson College, an Eagle Scout and a 1st Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He enjoys baseball, video games, and anything creative. For more information about L.A. Theatre, trying to break into “the business” or what it is to be a fanatical follower of the Boston Red Sox, Gregory recommends you check out his web site, gregorycrafts.com.
Michal Gordon Shapiro
Composer & Lyricist
Michael Gordon Shapiro writes music for film, television, the concert hall, live theater… really, anyone with a checkbook or convincing-looking IOU. He’s scored nine feature films including Home Room (starring Erika Christensen, Busy Phillips, and Victor Garber) and Against Time (starring Ean Merig, Robert Loggia, and Craig T. Nelson). His video game work includes music for Star Trek: Conquest, and Empire Earth 2 and 3. In addition to his work on Super Sidekick, he’s written a slew of award-winning, internationally produced miniature musicals which have recently been compiled into an anthology called A Feast of Snacks. His favorite super-hero, other than Inky, is Joss Whedon’s interpretation of Colossus. Visit Michael on the web at www.mikemusic.com.
“Gregory Crafts’ book is funny and clear, providing a good foundation for Michael Gordon Shapiro’s brilliant lyrics, which get more impressive the closer one listens.”Matt Roberson
Hollywood Fringe 2011
Best of Hollywood Fringe 2011
FringeNYC 2012 Encore Series
Two Roads Educational Arts and Theater
The Treehouse Troupe Tour
The Eastside Story Guild Youth Program
Saginaw Valley State University Regional Tour
Columbus Children's Theatre
Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy
Alberta High School Drama Festival
Millikin University at the Albert Taylor Theatre
Tahquitz High School
Neosho High School
Super Sidekick: The Musical premiered in North Carolina at Summit School in November 2017.
“When I went, the audience was filled with grown-ups who acted like kids in their total enjoyment of the piece and the actual kids that were there had an even better time!”Eva Heinemann
DIY PROPS & COSTUMES
Build your Own Ninja Koala CostumeClick here for a step-by-step guide to build your own Ninja Koala Costume, just like the ones from Super Sidekick: The Musical!
Build your Own Terrible TicklerClick here for a step-by-step guide to build your own Terrible Tickler! Just like the one Sorcerer Slurm and the Ninja Koalas use in Super Sidekick: The Musical!
“…and for the big people that brought them, there are well-rounded performances, a couple of solid gags, and expertly crafted lyrics to keep their interest piqued, too!”Matt Roberson
The Australia Koala (inspiration for our own Ninja Koalas) is an endangered species. The team behind Super Sidekick: The Musical wants to change that by doing whatever we can to help them flourish again.
To that end, Greg and Mike have pledged to donate a portion of the royalties earned from all licensed productions of Super Sidekick: The Musical to the Australian Koala Foundation – a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and preserving the Australian Koala.