Bubble Boy: The Musical

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Arcade Comedy Theater presents its first ever musical!

Books by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio
Music & lyrics by Cinco Paul 

What would you do for love? If you're Jimmy Livingston, a kid stuck in the shelter of the suburbs without a friend or an immune system, you make yourself a bubble suit and risk it all in a cross-country adventure!

That's Bubble Boy: The Musical, a mad-cap, pop-musical unlike anything you've seen at the Arcade before. 

Starring Nathaniel Yost (Pittsburgh CLO/St. Vincent Summer Theatre) as Jimmy and Alex Manalo (Pittsburgh CLO/Front Porch Theatricals) as the girl next door, as well as Missy Moreno, Brad Stephenson, Jerome Fitzgerald, Noah Welter, Laura Young, H. Davis Weaver, Ricardo Vila-Roger, Emily Welsh, Elise Brado, Rachel Pfennigweth, and Maher Hoque. 

Bubble Boy is directed by Don DiGiulio (SEX aka Wieners and Boobs), with musical direction by Joseph P. Stamerra (Los Bastarditos) and accompaniment by Nathan Zoob (Wreck Loose) and Tracey Whorton. The show is presented with media sponsorship from 90.5 WESA and 91.3 WYEP FM.

Interested in becoming a Bubble Boy Backer?
Donate here before August 23rd to score VIP Reserved Seats, Opening Weekend Party tickets, Arcade Bubble Wands to use during the show, and more.


Tickets are $25
Runtime: 80 minutes
All performances are at 9PM
BYOB, and suitable for ages 16 & up
Student rush tickets are $20 at the door (if available) with valid ID

Performance dates:

  • Thursday, September 5 (opening night)

  • Friday, September 6

  • Saturday, September 7

  • Thursday, September 12

  • Friday, September 13

  • Saturday, September 14

  • Thursday, September 19

  • Friday, September 20

  • Saturday, September 21 (closing night)


Arcade is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all of our patrons and performing artists. Our facilities at 943 Liberty Avenue are designed for wheelchair access both in our audience and on our stages, including an elevator and all-gender restrooms. If you require accessible seating, we encourage you to contact our general manager, Jason, in advance at operations@arcadecomedytheater.com

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Arcade Comedy Theater: Downstairs 943 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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