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book by Madhuri Shekar
music by Christian Magby
lyrics by Christian Albright
based on the book by Oliver Jeffers
directed by H. Adam Harris
Julianne Argyros Stage
Theatre for Young Audiences and Families

Feb. 28 - Mar. 16, 2025

Inclusive of fees


Henry loves books, but doesn’t like reading them. If only he could learn new things without deciphering long, complicated words. One day he tries nibbling on a page—and it works! Soon he’s chomping his way through the school library, getting smarter with each bite…until the facts get all jumbled up and his tummy hurts. Celebrate the joys of reading with a hilarious family musical almost good enough to eat.

Previews: Feb. 28 - Mar. 6, 2025
Regular Performances: Mar. 7-16, 2024
American Sign Language Performance: Saturday, Mar. 8, 2025 at 4:30 p.m.

Recommendation: Ages 4+

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  • Tickets to this production go on sale July 22.

About the Creative Team

Madhuri Shekar (Book) is a playwright and screenwriter. She wrote the Amazon/Blumhouse feature Evil Eye produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and starring Sarita Choudhury, based on her Audible original audio drama. Her TV credits include “Three Body Problem” on Netflix, executive produced by Benioff and Weiss, Alex Woo, and Rian Johnson, and the HBO fantasy epic “The Nevers.” She worked on Sister Act 3 for Disney, and has multiple pilots in development. Her play A Nice Indian Boy has been adapted into an upcoming film starring Jonathan Groff and Karan Soni, produced by Levantine Films. She received her MFA from USC and graduated from the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard. Her plays have been produced across the United States and internationally. They include House of JoyQueen (2019 New York Innovative Theatre Awards, Outstanding Original Full Length Script; Edgerton New Play Award), In Love and Warcraft (Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award), A Nice Indian Boy, Antigone: Presented by the Girls of St. Catherine’s, The Incredible Book Eating Boy (TYA musical based on the book by Oliver Jeffers), and the TYA play Bucket of Blessings (Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Original Work – TYA).

Christian Magby (Music) is an actor and composer who recently starred opposite Raul Esparza in the world premiere of the rock musical, Galileo at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The show was written by Danny Strong and directed by Michael Mayer. He had a supporting role in the Oscar nominated, Amazon feature, One Night in Miami, directed by Regina King, starring opposite Leslie Odom Jr., Aldis Hodge and Lance Reddick. He was a recurring guest star for two seasons on The CW’s hit series, “The Flash,” and he also recurred on The CW series, “Legacies.” Born in Atlanta, he started his acting career with the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta. At the age of 16, he wrote his first musical, Love DOES Cost a Thing, which premiered at 7 Stages Theatre and since then, has written and composed several musicals. Magby composed the music for The Incredible Book Eating Boy, that ran for two seasons at Alliance Theatre. He composed the music for Milo Imagines the World, which is currently workshopping and will premiere at Chicago Children’s Theatre in October of this year, and Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis in February of 2025. In addition, he executive produced and composed the musical Mother of God, that premiered at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta in December of 2022. Magby has worked as an actor and music director in a number of Atlanta theatres, including Alliance Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Horizon Theatre Company, Theatrical Outfit, and Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company. He is a graduate of SCAD and in 2015 he was commissioned to arrange the school’s alma mater.

Christian Albright (Lyricist) is a lyricist whose credits include the Seattle Film Festival Selectee, The BoomBox Saints, and librettist and co-lyricist for the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival Selectee, Mother of God. Albright continues to write songs and lyrics for numerous artist in Atlanta as well develop musicals and screenplays. Mother of God, co-created with Christian Magby, made its premiere last December. 

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