A live version of the award-winning PBS kids show Peg + Cat is coming to the stage at the Performing Arts Center. (Submitted)

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Peforming Arts Center is partnering with two local nonprofits for an upcoming live performance of Emmy-winning kids show. 

Peg + Cat LIVE! will make its local debut on Saturday, February 16th, at 4:30 pm at the Performing Arts Center.

Based on the Emmy-winning PBS Kids show PEG + CAT, this musical features wild comedy, countless favorite songs from the show, and Peg’s best pal, Ramone. When Peg’s Mom asks Peg and Cat to mail some really important letters, they come face to face with a really big dog, creating a big problem.  To solve it, they’ll need math—bar graphs, size comparison, position words, fair sharing, and a whole lot of counting. They’ll also need to count on each other, and the audience too, for their problem to be solved.

Interested families are encouraged to participate in the Tuscarawas County Public Library System’s Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 2nd, at all locations. Participants will enjoy cookies, crafts, and a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to see Peg + Cat LIVE! The program is free and no registration is required.

Prior to the performance on February 16th, STEAM Centers will have a pop-up museum in the PAC lobby for families to enjoy hands-on fun before they see the show. STEAM Centers is a New Philadelphia based nonprofit whose mission is to provide exciting, educational experiences for children and families. STEAM strives to create interest in science, technology, engineering, art and music. 

PAC General Manager David Mitchell says they love having the opportunity to partner with other organizations in the community.

“Peg + Cat LIVE! offers a natural connection with The Tuscarawas County Public Library System and STEAM Centers, and I encourage all families with younger children to become more familiar with both organizations," he says. "They are such wonderful assets to our community.”

Tickets for Peg + Cat LIVE start at $25 and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 330-308-6400 or online at The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.

The Performing Arts Center’s 2018-2019 Season is sponsored by Michael Taylor Insurance and Financial Incorporated, an Allstate Agency.

Free parking is available for all shows. Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. NE in New Philadelphia.

For more information on Take Your Child to the Library Day, call 330-364-4474 or visit More information on STEAM Centers can be found at



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