by Gregory Crafts and Michael Gordon Shapiro

September 11th-October 9th, 2011

Presented by


Theatre Asylum


Hollywood, CA

Directed by

Jenn Scuderi Crafts


  • Inky - Scott Sharma
  • Blackjack - Jude Evans
  • Sorcerer Slurm - Shawn Cahill
  • Princess Penelope - Kailey Swanson
  • Queen/Narrator - Heather Lake
  • Ninja Koala - Katelin Han
  • Ninja Koala - Ana Therese Lopez
  • Ninja Koala - Beth Wallan


  • Choreography - Ana Therese Lopez
  • Fight Choreography - Sean Fitzgerald
  • Stage Manager - Erin Scott

Special Thanks

  • Matt Quinn & Theatre Asylum
  • David Wisehart
  • Bill Racicot
  • Erin Scott
  • Ana Therese Lopez
  • Kate Brick
  • Tracey Collins
  • Kasia
  • Anonymous
  • Littleherk Kitty
  • Allyson
  • Alicia Reyes
  • Steve Rubio
  • Shelley Delayne
  • Tanya Telson
  • Sylvia Anderson
  • Adam Emperor Southard
  • Sarah Smick
  • John Tanzer
  • Perry F.
  • Anonymous
  • Nicco Wargon
  • Harold Taylor
  • Oscar Lopez
  • Jenn Scuderi Crafts
and the Hollywood Fringe Festival

Super Sidekick: The Musical was presented by Theatre Unleashed at The Actor Circle Theatre as part of The 2011 Hollywood Fringe Festival’s Fringe Family program in Hollywood, CA. Directed by Jenn Scuderi Crafts.


About Super Sidekick: The Musical

Action! Adventure! Romance! Ninja Koalas! There’s all this and more in Super Sidekick, the brand new TYA musical from rising L.A. playwright Gregory Crafts and composer Michael Gordon Shapiro, published by Concord Theatricals. When famous superhero Blackjack the Bold is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer, it’s up to his assistant Inky to step up and save the day! Little does he know that he’ll also have to contend with Ninja Koalas, dark caves, secret weapons, and an abducted princess who’s considerably braver than he is. Colorful characters, witty humor, and an upbeat catchy score make Super Sidekick: The Musical a treat for young audiences, and an engaging children’s theatre project for thespians of all ages.

About Theatre Unleashed

Theatre Unleashed is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation whose mission is to embody original stories, shed light upon lesser-known works by known playwrights, and put new twists on old favorites; all for discerning Los Angeles audiences.

About the Hollywood Fringe Festival

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. Each June during the Hollywood Fringe, the arts infiltrate the Hollywood neighborhood: fully equipped theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places host hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers.

Participation in the Hollywood Fringe is completely open and uncensored. This free-for-all approach underlines the festival’s mission to be a platform for artists without the barrier of a curating body. By opening the gates to anyone with a vision, the festival is able to exhibit the most diverse and cutting-edge points-of-view the world has to offer. Additionally, by creating an environment where artists must self-produce their work, the Fringe motivates its participants to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurialism in the arts.

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is a non-profit company. The festival gives 100% of box office revenue back to participating artists and venues—that’s over 3.9 million dollars since the inaugural festival in 2010. Donations are essential for both day-to-day festival costs as well as the growth of festival programs and resources. To help sustain Hollywood Fringe, you can donate here.

About Fringe Family

The purpose of the Fringe Family program is to help families find age appropriate programming for their children, introduce young people to the joys of live performance, and encourage new works for all ages.

Best of Hollywood Fringe, presented by Theatre Unleashed at Theatre Asylum in Hollywood, CA

Super Sidekick: The Musical was presented by Theatre Unleashed at Theatre Asylum as part of the 2011 Best of Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Program in Hollywood, CA
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