Diary of a Wimpy Kid

April 5-May 18, 2025

About the production

 

Jeff Kinney’s popular character takes center stage in this hilarious and heartfelt musical!

Middle school, ugh. It’s the worst. But Greg is determined not to be at the bottom of the popularity chart. He’ll leave that to his weird neighbor, Fregley. Or maybe Greg’s best friend, Rowley Jefferson. But it’s not going to be Greg…no way. Will Greg’s plans to become popular lead him to sacrifice his one true friend? Can anyone avoid the dreaded Cheese Touch? Grab a hall pass and don’t be late for an adventure familiar to anyone who actually survived middle school.

 

Show Length

TBD- No Intermission

Recommended Ages

Grades 3-8

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Is my child ready for this show?

Look at these scaled categories (0-5) to make a decision.

2/5

Language

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Kids bully and say unkind words to each other such as “dork,” “loser,” “idiot,” “moron,” “doofus,” and “you suck.”

2/5

Violence & Scariness

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Kids bully each other and fight. “The Fregley Song ” features some creepy elements such as ventriloquist dolls. There is a fight sequence, but no hits are made.

2/5

Sensory Advisories

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A strobe light is used in the show along with other moments of colorful flashing lights. Sound effects include gym whistles, door bells and school bells. This is a musical and thus, there may be times where the music gets loud. There are theatrical effects, involving sound and lighting throughout the show.

2/5

Potentially Anxious Moments

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Greg spreads rumors about Patty to try to win a school election and gets detention. Greg has a stressful, but not scary, nightmare. See “Violence
and Scariness.”

Other Things to Know

This play is based on the book series by the same name by Jeff Kinney.
Students joke about another kid having a “cute butt.”

There will not be an intermission.

 

 

NCT puts together tips to help families and schools prepare their children for their experience. Numbers indicate the “score” of each category – 1 representing a small amount and 5 representing a large amount. Education Staff will continue to update these tips on our website as the show may change throughout the rehearsal process.

Social Story

A Social Story is a tool to help improve a child’s understanding of expectations during an unfamiliar event. They were originally designed to support neurodivergent individuals. However, this can be a useful tool for any person who is unsure about what to expect from a new experience.

Cast & Crew

Meet the people behind the production.

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Team Category

Kenny Dozier

Mr. van Daan

Abby Austin

ASM/PA

Hannah Boner

Stage Manager

Ernie Nolan

Director/ Choreographer

James Rudolph II

Miss Gulch/ Wicked Witch of the West

Richard Daniel

Multiple Roles

Jonah Jackson

Toto/ Nikko/ Multiple Roles

Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva

Cowardly Lion

Gerold Oliver

Tinman

Matthew Carlton

Uncle Henry/ Multiple Roles

Megan Murphy Chambers

Prof. Marvel/Wizard

Shelby Smith

Dorothy Gale

Corrie Maxwell

Aunt Em/Glinda

Ben Friesen

Scarecrow

Kenny Dozier

Mr. van Daan

Abby Austin

ASM/PA

Hannah Boner

Stage Manager

Ernie Nolan

Director/ Choreographer

James Rudolph II

Miss Gulch/ Wicked Witch of the West

Richard Daniel

Multiple Roles

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Each NCT production schedules a Neuro-Inclusive Performance, ASL Interpreted Performance, and Discovery Day (Post Show Q&A) so everyone can enjoy.

Before You Take Your Seat

Unique preshow lobby activities that explore the show's themes are available for the entire family to enjoy an hour before every performance.

Not a Bad Seat in the House

Whether you're tall or small, there's not a bad seat in the auditorium. Booster seats are available so everyone can see the magic.

What To Expect

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

Attention Aids

We always us visual schedules - so students know what to expect. We also include access to sand timers, bubble timers, and visual clock timers.

Chill Corner

Our ‘chill corner’ is a place where students can take a break if an game is becoming too over-stimulating. Noise-reducing headphones are also available.

Helpful Visuals

We always us visual schedules - so students know what to expect. We also include access to sand timers, bubble timers, and visual clock timers.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written expectations so students understand classroom behavioral expectations

Class Nametags

All class nametags are printed in the color and have the name of the class color printed on them for colorblind students.

Convenient Location

We're located just a few blocks from Downtown Nashville, near hotels, restaurants, and other popular attractions.

Free Parking

From minivans to caravans, we have space for you in our dedicated lot. Parking is always free and easy at NCT.

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

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Young child looking out of bus window

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