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Family Musical

Nate the Great

February 2 - 18, 2024

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)

Nate the Great, the world’s greatest boy detective, awakes, hoping that this day will bring a new case. He gets a call from his good friend Annie alerting him that her new painting of her dog Fang is missing! He rushes over to her house to investigate. For the first time in his career, he is stumped. And worse yet, Mom is all out of pancakes. To solve this case, he is going to need to learn to think in new ways and rely on the help of his friends. Nate the Great is a funny, sweet, rollicking good time that celebrates art, friendship, creative thinking, and of course, pancakes.

Book & Lyrics by John Maclay and Music & Lyrics by Brett Ryback
Based on the book by Marjorie Sharmat

Directed by Kathleen Rudolph

Click here to access the Nate the Great program!

All Rights Reserved

NATE THE GREAT is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide. 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com

Event photo by Elly McClanahan.

Nate the Great Story Walk

During your visit to the theatre, be sure to head down to the rose garden to check out our Nate the Great Story Walk! Our education staff put together this fun, interactive experience that encourages reading while enjoying the outdoors. The rose garden is accessible from a path leading down from the Sutton lobby and main parking lot through the amphitheatre or from the small staff parking lot behind the theatre building (entrance at Pogue & Everett intersection). We hope you enjoy your Story Walk!

Sensory-Friendly Performance | February 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Sensory-friendly performances are designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. Sensory-friendly seating is general admission allowing individuals extra space if needed. To provide a supportive and welcoming environment for children and families, sensory-friendly performances include:

  • Reduction of loud or jarring sounds
  • Reductions in flashing or strobe lights
  • Modification of the house lights during the performance
  • Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk or move during the show
  • Extra staff and volunteer support
  • Designated “Take a Break Space”

Prepare for your visit!

Sensory-friendly support provided by Capital City Civitan Club.

School Matinee Performances | February 7 & 14 at 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Plan a field trip to the theatre! RLT offers school-day matinees of many of our Family Series productions to school groups at reduced prices. Tickets are $10 plus tax for students and chaperones, and a 30% nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your reservation. There are four available school matinee performances for Nate the Great. Visit our School Matinees page to learn more and fill out a reservation form.


Thanks to our show sponsor, North State Bank.

Additional thanks to RLT’s Family Series Media Sponsor, Triangle Family Magazine.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale now!

Runtime is approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.

Show Times:

  • Fridays at 7:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm & 5:30pm (see ticket link for available performance times)

Single ticket prices, excluding tax and fees:

  • Adult: $18
  • Children (12 and under): $14

A ticket is required for all patrons, regardless of age. Please note a $3 per-ticket fee is added at checkout to maintain our online ticketing system.

Cast List

Mason Miller
Kristina Sutton
Rebecca Leonard
Roman Cooper Garnes
Cathlyn Melvin
Hannah Paulson
Nolan Konkel

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for all performances.

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Sunday, February 11, performance at 5:30pm will be described.