by Gregory Crafts and Michael Gordon Shapiro

June 11th-26th, 2011

Presented by


The Actor Circle Theatre


West Hollywood, CA

Directed by

Jenn Scuderi Crafts

"Adorable. This show is freakin' adorable."

"If you want to just smile like a kid again, or better yet, you have a kid, go see this show."

- Adam Emperor Southard, Hollywood Fringe Participant

"...a lot of gentle fun."

"...Inky (Scott Sharma) truly won the hearts of the small children in the audience with his sweet and plaintive songs and pure voice"

- Pauline Adamek,

"...a fun one hour theatrical event..."

"...Cahill finds just the right blend of Snidely Whiplash humor and exaggerated performance style..."

- Ellen Dostal,


  • Inky - Scott Sharma
  • Blackjack - Noah James Butler
  • Sorcerer Slurm - Shawn Cahill
  • Princess Penelope - Hannah Nawroth
  • Queen/Narrator - Heather Lake
  • Ninja Koala - Jude Evans
  • Ninja Koala - Ana Therese Lopez
  • Ninja Koala - Sara Beth Wichman


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

Special Thanks

  • 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

Production Photos

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.

Hollywood Fringe Festival, presented by Theatre Unleashed at The Actor Circle Theatre in West Hollywood, CA

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
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