Watch: Working for the Mouse Trailer
Ever wonder what really goes on at the Happiest Place on Earth? Working for the Mouse started out as a live solo show chronicling the life of a costumed character and answers this and other burning questions like, “Is it hot in there?”, “Where do you see out of?” and “What kind of underwear does Mickey wear under there?”
Playwright and performer Trevor Allen spent a few years in Southern California playing Pluto, Mr. Smee, the Mad Hatter and other characters in his height range on his quest for voice clearance and his dream of becoming Peter Pan. He recounts his tales of backstage debauchery, militant managers and his quirky coworkers in this unique coming-of-age tale that blows pixie dust in your eyes while offering a glimpse behind the ears of the Magic Kingdom.
Working for the Mouse was voted Best of the San Francisco Fringe Festival and went on to play to sold-out houses and critical acclaim in Berkeley, San Francisco, and even Los Angeles without once getting a cease-and-desist order from Disney.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
“Very funny… Mouse is an uplifting comic tale well told… Comparisons with David Sedaris’ hilarious Santaland Diaries are obvious.”
SF BAY GUARDIAN
“Amusing, skillful, and contagiously warmhearted… You may not believe your ears (or Pluto’s) on this unofficial guided tour behind the scenes.”
“Fascinating… Infectious… He’s got more than a magic bag full of fun anecdotes, and the charisma of Peter Pan to pull off telling them.”