Lifeline KidSeries Has Its “Lyle, Lyle” Cast and Designers

Lifeline KidSeries Has Its “Lyle, Lyle” Cast and Designers

Pictured (l to r): Matt Patrick, Gabriel Fries,  Heather Currie, and Chris Vizurraga. 

Lifeline Theatre has announced the cast an design team for their KidSeries production of “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile,” based on the children’s book by Bernard Waber, with an adaptation by ensemble member Christina Calvit, music and lyrics by George Howe, and directed by ensemble member Amanda Link.

The cast features ensemble member Heather Currie (Mrs. Primm); with guest artists: Gabriel Fries (Mr. Primm/Mr. Grumps), Matt Patrick (Josh/Hector P. Valenti), Chris Vizurraga (Lyle); Understudies: Grace Bobber, Joe Liolos, and Jordan Moore.

PRODUCTION TEAM: The production team includes ensemble member Diane Fairchild (Asst. Director); with guest artists Eric Backus (Sound Designer), Emma Cullimore (Props Designer), Noah Ginex (Puppet Designer), Ricky Harris (Music Director), George Howe (Composer), Sanja Manakoski (Costume Designer), Jennifer McClendon (Production Manager), Sam Moryoussef (Master Electrician), Lauren Nichols (Scenic Designer), Harrison Ornelas (Technical Director), Kate Reed (Stage Manager), and Jonah White (Lighting Designer).

While the Primm family is busily moving into their new home on East 88th Street, they are shocked to discover a crocodile in their bathtub! His name is Lyle, he performs tricks, and, oh, he only eats Turkish caviar. The Primm’s are quick to welcome Lyle into the family, but not everyone is so thrilled about a crocodile living on the block.

“Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” runs Saturday, Oct. 19 – Sunday, Nov. 24 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. For more information visit

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