LARD: Life's A Real Dream- New OFF Broadway all-ages music spectacular coming to the 13th St Repertory Theatre. First show September 26!

Lard Dog and his 6-piece Band of Shy are flying in from Planet Belopio to New York City to do one thing:—give some wang dang diddle to your inner soul. Plan to dance, sing, and cry—tears of sheer joy—at one of fifteen upcoming performances at 13th Street Repertory Theatre (50 W 13th St). The all-ages musical theatre show titled “LARD: Life’s A Real Dream” will run every Saturday at 11am from September 26, 2015 to January 2, 2016. 

Who is Lard Dog? He’s the alter ego of multi-media artist Steven Erdman, complete with his musical, whimsical, and comedic sensibilities. He’s like a cartoon character come to life. Or maybe he’s the other way around—a real-life character who crossed over into the realms of your imagination.

Okay, so there is some silliness afoot. Just look at any promo shot and there’s a fellow in yellow shorts with a name plate that reads “LARD,” an acronym for “Life’s A Real Dream.” There are songs about “Belopio,” a blue-tongued fellow named “Ploop,” and a smash hit dance craze called “The Pooky Do”. Lard Dog sings his super catchy original songs with the support of his first-rate Band of Shy,

For something that’s as on-the-surface wild and energetic, moments of introspection and reflection abound. While you may not know what the songs mean at first, you don’t doubt that the Lard Dog believes every word. This lends weight to catch phrases like “shyness is power,” “you’re small, but your heart is tall,” and “it’s nice to be important, but more important to be nice.” The collision of art, music, theater, and audience participation makes for a multi-sensorial experience sure to please adults and kids alike.

So do you have some toes for tapping? Do you like to sing and dance? Do you like pie? Or pretzels? If so, then get ready to boogie. The Human Lard Dog and The Band of Shy have the perfect collection of tunes for you and your family. Come play along and slurp the noodle of life! After all, Life's A Real Dream.

Every Saturday at 11am
September 26 to January 2
Show is 60 minutes.

September 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12, 19, 26
January 2