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By Xavier Montsalvatge

Libretto by Néstor Luján

Sometimes all you need to make your dreams come true is a furry friend in fashionable footwear.


Gato is a scruffy pet cat who teaches his poor master to believe in the impossible. When he puts on boots and gets dressed for success, he leads us on an outrageous rags-to-riches adventure. Along the way we meet a beautiful and savvy princess, a nasty ogre, and a parade of magical shoes brought to life as animals. This family-friendly one-act fairy tale adventure features tuneful music and fantastical puppetry.


Sung in Spanish, English supertitles available. 

Recommended for adults and children ages 6 and up.  Children of all ages have attended previous performances.

60 minutes



El Gato con Botas has been performed at

St. Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH

August, 2017

The Boston Conservatory

April, 2017

The Boston Children's Museum

April, 2017

Hibernian Hall, Roxbury, MA

June 16-19, 2016


Villa Victoria, Boston, MA

June 24 & 25, 2016 at

The Outside the Box Festival Boston, MA

July 16, 2016

Boston Common, Tremont Tent



Additional Events

Community Preview Events:

Thursday, May 5, 7:30-9:30pm - ¡Opera y Olé! 

The Middle Gray South-American restaurant

For ArtWeek, the Middle Gray dishes out sophisticated South American cuisine while Opera on Tap and OperaHub serve up Spanish and Latin opera arias and songs. The Middle Gray’s food and bar service will be available throughout the event. No cover charge; food and beverages will be served at normal prices. 

6 Station St.  Brookline, MA MAP


Wednesday, May 18, 7:30-9pm - Harold Night at ImprovBoston

Our Gato cast will be special guests for ImprovBoston's show. 

40 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02139  MAP


Tuesday, June 7, 6-9pm - Puppet Showplace Gala

We will be presenting some of our material at Puppet Showplace Theater's annual Gala at the George H. Wightman Mansion,

43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA  MAP


Tuesday, June 21, 7-8pm - Hyde Square Task Force's ¡Viva!

Hyde Square Task Force hosts us for musical excerpts of El Gato and our Puppet Petting Zoo. 

Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza & Lawn

Avenida de las Americas, 361 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA MAP



Production Partners


Production Support

El Gato con Botas is made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' Creative City Program, with funding from The Barr Foundation.





The production is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrered by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.




It is also supported in part by the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust, which was established by the late Boston actor Bob Jolly to support local theater artists. has contributed essential puppet materials.



Cast & Staff

El Gato  

Carrie Reid-Knox (June 16, June 18 @ 10 & 7, June 19 @ 10, June 24 @ 7)

Roselin Osser (June 17, June 18 @ 3, June 19 @ 3, June 25 @ 10 & 3)

La Princesa   Gabriella Reyes
El Molinero   Nathan Rodriguez
El Rey   Samuel Bowen
El Ogro  Nyiko Ngobeni

Puppeteer   Essie Martsinkovsky


Piano   Stephanie Mao






Stage & Puppet Director  

Roxanna Myhrum
Music Director   Lina Marcela Gonzalez

Staging Consultant  Nathan Troup
Scenic Designer   Andrew Periale
Light Designer   Ian W King
Costume Designer   Kristen Connolly
Production Stage Manager   Essie Martsinkovsky

Rehearsal Stage Manager  Lucia Ruppert

Assistant Stage Director   Charlotte McKechnie

Assistant Music Director  Stephanie Mao
Producers   Christie Lee Gibson, Adrienne Boris





Photos by OperaHub

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