Press Start!


Friday, May 14  at 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 15  at 1:00 pm
All performances are virtual
Approx run time 1 hour


Audiences are transported inside the bright, pixelated world of video games in the online musical PRESS START. When the famous characters we know and love run out of lives, they decide to put on a musical fundraiser that will help them raise gold rings and play on. Through hilarious and heartfelt musical numbers we see a side of the heroes, villains and sidekicks we’ve never seen before. But when things go terribly awry, will the quiet sidekick Little Mushroom find the hero inside of her to save the day? PRESS START is composed entirely in 8-bit synthesizers reminiscent of those incredible soundtracks from the original Nintendo and Sega consoles.


Press Start!
A New Children’s Musical

Music and Lyrics by
Denver Casado

Book by
Denver Casado & Brian Dawson

Publisher Beat by Beat Press

PRESS START! is presented through special
arrangement with Beat by Beat Press (

All information subject to change