Nate the Great
by Georgetown Palace Theatre

Apr. 04 - Apr. 22, 2023

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. There he searches for clues and interviews her brother Harry who loves red paint and monsters. He also observes (and possibly tangoes) with Fang. Having struck out at Annie’s house, Nate deduces that the painting must have been taken by Annie’s cat loving friend Rosamond; as she was the only other person with access to Annie’s masterpiece. Upon arriving at Rosamond’s house, Nate learns that she has a case to solve as well. One of her four cats, Super Hex, is missing! Nate ultimately realizes that Rosamond could not have stolen the painting. 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 find some pancakes, learn to think new ways, and rely on the help of his friends. By the end he has opened up his mind to new possibilities, found Annie’s painting, found Rosamond’s cat, and maybe even solved the mystery of why music in a minor key makes us sad.

Nate the Great is on the case!

Based on the popular book series, NATE THE GREAT is a funny, sweet, rollicking good time that celebrates art, friendship, creative thinking, and of course, pancakes.

  • Music & Lyrics: Brett Ryback
  • Book & Lyrics: John Maclay

Nate the Great
by Brett Ryback, John Maclay
Georgetown Palace Theatre

April 04 - April 22, 2023
Doug Smith Performance Center
206 W 2nd Street
Georgetown, TX, 78626

April 4 - 22, 2023 -- daytime performances

Tuesdays – Fridays at 10:00am and at NOON. 

There will also be two public performances -- on Saturday, April 15, 2023 and Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 11:00 am. 

Doug Smith Performing Arts Center, Georgetown

Our Theatre for Young Audiences program offers affordable, age-appropriate field trip opportunities exposing students to the magic of live theatre. Educators will value these shows for the classroom extension possibilities. The TEKS-aligned classroom materials will incorporate a broad range of interdisciplinary learning opportunities that your students will love. These activities will extend their retention of the benefits of attending live theatre. Instructional materials will be emailed in advance.


Tickets are $6.00 per student. For every 10 student tickets purchased, schools receive 1 adult ticket FREE for teachers.

Discounts are given to schools with Title I students.

Additional adult chaperone tickets are available at $9.00 each.

These tickets may be purchased  ONLY via the school reservation form. The box office will not sell them individually.

If you are interested in purchasing individual tickets for our Saturday Public Performances, please click here.

All TYA Show performances take place at the Georgetown Palace Theatre’s Doug Smith Performance Center, located at 206 W. 2nd St. in Georgetown (on the corner of Rock St. and 2nd St., across from El Monumento restaurant).

For questions or to make reservations please contact the Education Office at or by phone at 512-763-4532

Georgetown Palace Theatre Education Department

206 W 2nd Street
Georgetown, TX 78626