GARFIELD, The Musical with Cattitude

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  1f, 4m

Based on the Comic Strip Garfield by Jim Davis / Book by Michael J. Bobbitt and Jim Davis / Music and Lyrics by John L. Cornelius II

Garfield, a chubby and sarcastic tabby cat, fantasizes about having the most amazing birthday in the history of birthdays... he deserves it for being the best cat ever!

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 4m
  • Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre
    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences, Young Children (Age 2 - 5)
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GARFIELD, The Musical with Cattitude



Garfield, a chubby and sarcastic tabby cat, fantasizes about having the most amazing birthday in the history of birthdays... he deserves it for being the best cat ever! Unfortunately, all of his friends - Arlene, Odie, Jon, and even his nemesis, Nermal - seem to have forgotten. Feeling rejected, Garfield ventures out to find excitement, but he soon realizes that home is where the heart (and the food) is.

4 Men*
1 Woman

Garfield – a lazy tabby cat with a large ego.
Nermal – a kitten, Garfield's arch nemesis.
Odie – a simple-minded dog, Garfield's friend.
Jon Arbuckle – a nerd, Garfield's human.
Arlene – a cat, Garfield's friend and perhaps, love interest.
Animal Control (played by the same actor as Jon)
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Features Elaborate / High Volume Costumes
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)


"Garfield, The Musical With Cattitude is a fast-paced musical comedy that is vastly entertaining and perfect for kids (and grown-ups) of all ages.”
— Diane Jackson Schnoor, DC Metro Theater Arts

“Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude emphasizes the importance of friends and family and in true fashion, he gets what he wants in the end, along with a sweet surprise.”
— April Forrer, MD Theatre Guide

"This musical shows the brilliance of Garfield to a new generation.”
— Hannah Wing, BroadwayWorld.com

“Cats and chaos. That about sums up Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude. And, it’s a splendid combination. The music is upbeat with clever lyrics."
— Kelly McCorkendale, DC Theatre Scene


1. "Amazing Birthday" - Arlene, Garfield, Sycophants 
2. "Subjects" - Garfield
3. "I Hate Mondays" - Garfield
4. "Friend" - Jon, Garfield 
5. "The Alley" - Garfield, Arlene, Nermal & Odie
6. "The Alley (Reprise)" - Garfield
7. "Animal Control" - All
8. "Monday Nightmare" - All
9. "Soliloquy" - Garfield
10. "Amazing Birthday (Finale)" - All
Reed (Clarinet, Alto Sax, Flute)
Accompaniment Tracks (Digital Download) 
  • Musical StyleClassic Broadway, Jazz, Contemporary Broadway
  • Dance RequirementsMinimal
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra SizeSmall/Combo
  • Chorus SizeNo Chorus


Music Rentals

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7 Libretto
6 Piano-Vocal
1 Reed
1 Bass
1 Drums/Percussion
1 Accompaniment Tracks (Digital Download) 
1 Logo Pack
7 Libretto
6 Piano-Vocal
1 Logo Pack


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Jim Davis

Jim Davis was born near Fairmount, Indiana and attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Jim decided he wanted to be a cartoonist at an early age, and put all his efforts into the creation of a comic strip about a fat, lazy, cantankerous cat. The Garfield comic strip ...

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Michael J. Bobbitt

MICHAEL J. BOBBITT (SDC, DGA) Playwright, Director, Choreographer, Arts Leader

In addition to Bob Marley's Three Little Birds (which was nominated for The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical by the Helen Hayes Awards) and Garfield, the Musical with Ca ...

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John L. Cornelius II

A member of ASCAP, John Cornelius' output includes musicals, operas, chamber works, orchestral works, and song cycles. Having been the music director/arranger/composer for a number of theaters including the Ensemble Theater of Houston, Adventure Theater in Glen Echo Park, Mai ...

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