Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
by Zach Theatre

Apr. 26 - May. 22, 2022


From Allen Robertson, the Emmy Award-winning creator of “The Biscuit Brothers” and Tortoise and Hare, comes a new musical based on the beloved children’s book. Mr. Hatch is a lonely man leading a ho-hum life until one Valentine’s Day he receives a note that reads “Somebody loves you” …and everything changes. With a contemporary score and playful audience interaction, Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch is a funny, heartwarming story celebrating friendship, acceptance, and self-esteem that will delight all ages.



Age Recommendation: Three and up


Adapted by Allen Robertson


Based on the story by Eileen Spinelli, Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch will star both an adult and student cast. Adult cast includes Nathan Jerkins, Paul Sanchez and Amber Quick. The student cast includes Blakeney Mahlsteadt and Stella Frye Ginsberg. 

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch is directed and musically directed by Allen Robertson with Costume Design by Christina Montgomery, Lighting Design by Austin Brown, Sound Design by Allen Robertson, Brennah Galvin as Production Stage Manager, and Davvi Solomon as Takeover Stage Manager.

Review by Nick Bailey for Black Texas magazine

Review by Bob Abelman for Austin Chronicle, May 6, 2022

Review by Lynn Beaver for Austin Broadway World, May 17, 2022




Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
by Allen Robertson, adapted from a story by Lisa Spinelli
Zach Theatre

April 26 - May 22, 2022
Whisenhut Stage
1510 Toomey Road
Zach Theatre
Austin, TX, 78704


April 26–May 22 2022

The Whisenhunt at ZACH | 1510 Toomey Rd. | Austin, TX | 78704
Tickets start at $15 (Youth) and $21 (Adult) at ZACH’s box office - (512) 476-0541 x1,

The first school performance will be on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 and opening night for the public is Friday, April 29, 2022. Performances will be weekly on Tuesday through Sunday.

Matinee performances will be at 10 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday.

Evening performances will be Fridays at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Special Events in celebration of Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch:


  • ASL Interpreted Performance – Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sensory Friendly Performance – Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m