The Man in the Ceiling: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Man in the Ceiling tells the story of Jimmy Jibbett, a twelve-year-old boy with a vivid imagination and a passion for drawing cartoons. Despite facing skepticism from those around him, including his family and classmates, Jimmy dreams of becoming a successful cartoonist. As Jimmy navigates the ups and downs of adolescence, The Man in the Ceiling explores themes of creativity, family dynamics, imagination, and the pursuit of one’s dreams.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Cast Size: 6

Genre: Drama

Setting: USA (New York)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Andrew Lippa

Book: Jules Feiffer

Cast Albums

World Premiere Recording (2019)➝


Licensing: Theatrical Rights➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2010s, Child RoleDramaticFamily, Small Cast

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