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A New Musical

Timeless Family Entertainment!

You're never too small to make a difference! Pansy is a poodle in waiting, determined to find the perfect person to adopt her. When a little girl named Avery enters, Pansy knows she is the one. Pansy’s life blossoms, from rags to riches, with her new family and life at The Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills. But when a mysterious theft occurs, threatening to close down the hotel, Pansy helps solve the mystery. Based on the book series Pansy at The Palace by Cynthia Bardes and featuring 10 original songs, Poodleful is the delightful new musical for the entire family.

Show Creators


Ken Clifton is the resident musical director, vocal coach, and composer/lyricist at Riverside. He's conducted musicals up and down the East Coast and Disney uses his writing in Orlando and Tokyo.
He has adapted the book to the stage by amplifying little Pansy the Poodle’s tough life on the streets, prior to being adopted by Avery, the character based on Bardes’ granddaughter.


DJ Salisbury has directed and/or choreographed for theaters nationwide that include Paper Mill Playhouse, Dallas Summer Musicals, TOTS-Atlanta, Sacramento Music Circus, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, and Artscenter of Coastal Carolina.

Character Costume Sketches

Costume Design by Steven Stines

Performance Videos and Photos

BOOKING & Licensing available NOW

The musical tour begins in select cities in the southeastern United States.

General Booking Availability:

(September 22, 2017 - January 10, 2018)

(February 5, 2018 - April 30, 2018)

Tour Dates

September 18-20, 2015, Vero Beach, FL @ Riverside Theatre

September 25, 2015, Stuart, FL @ Lyric Theatre

November 12, 2015, Gainesville, FL @ Florida Theatre Conference

March 1, 2017, Lexington, KY

March 10-11, 2017, Vero Beach, FL

Based on the book Pansy at the Palace

Cynthia Bardes and her husband, David, spend each fall at a Beverly Hills hotel with their toy poodle, Pansy. Inspiration for this story was born out of random misfortune. One day, when crossing Wilshire Blvd., Cynthia was struck by a car. Her injuries required surgery and a lengthy recuperation at the hotel. While bedridden, Cynthia’s vivid imagination and Pansy’s popularity with employees and guests of the hotel made for a perfect story.

In this first book of the Pansy Mystery Series: Pansy at the Palace celebrates the spirit of curiousity and exploration and teaches us that no one is too small to make a difference in the lives of many!

The books are available at these fine stores: Bergdorf Goodman, Barnes & Noble, MET, Selfridges & Co of London, and many independent bookstores

Vero Beach Magazine Article

Promotional materials

Study Guide (PDF)

Technical Materials

Technical Rider (PDF)

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