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 “A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.”


For seven years a certain boy wizard went to Wizard School. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A play for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.


"'Puffs' is quite simply hysterical!" - Mashable

A comedy smash hit, Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, is the ultimate underdog story. Wayne, the accidental wizard, and his two accidental friends, battle familiar villains alongside the other adorably underachieving members of a particularly underachieving house; the Puffs. Audiences will recognize this hero’s journey, but the charm, hilarity and fun are all new!


Discover why The New York Times says Puffs “exudes a joyful, winking fondness for all things Harry.” This alternative underdog story is not for audiences under 13.

History of the Off-Broadway Hit


In 2015, Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic made its New York debut and earned outstanding success. New York Theatre Review called it “a tremendous comedic feast,” while the Huffington Post celebrated it for its “rip-roaring staging, wit and delightful theatrical craft.”


“Created by Matt Cox and directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker, Puffs takes a second look at the wizarding world originally made famous by J.K. Rowling through the eyes of a lovable group of magical misfits.” (Playbill, Off-Broadway News)


In 2018, Puffs enjoyed a record-breaking 12-week run in Melbourne, as the longest-running play hosted by the city in 48 years. The Herald Sun called it “a triumph for the anti-hero,” while Time Out Melbourne stated that “with megawatt performances as fine as this, Puffs could cast a spell on anyone!”


Puffs cast its final spell for the last time Off-Broadway on August 18, 2019.


Wayne Hopkins - Cooper Skubal

Oliver Rivers - Isaiah Coleman

Megan Jones - Katie Wise

Megan Jones (Sat 11/2 matinee) - Cat Mellender

Narrator - Josh Zytkiewicz

Ernie Mac (et al) - Braedon Gibson

Hannah (et al) - Jade Lynn Wood

J. Finch Fletchley (et al) - Ryan Jorenby

Leanne (et al) - Anna Kay Freudenberg

Sally Perks (et al) - Kylie Miller

Susie Bones (et al) - Elizabeth Nelson

Cedric (et al) - Abe Tapia


Director - Miranda Hawk
Stage Manager - Marie Helser
Asst. Stage Manager - Emma Krueger
Set & Light Design - D. Corey Helser
Prop Design - Kayla Wilson

Sound Design - Matt Cox
Assoc. Sound Design  - Ashlyn Knieriem
Music Composition - Brian Metolius
Costume Design - Saritah

Costume Assistant - Molly Riedermann
Hair & Makeup Coordinator - Vanessa Levenson
Sound Board Operators - Ashlyn Knierien & Kevin McCarthy

Run Crew - Charlotte Kersten



Voice Coach - Autumn Shiley
Fight Choreographer/Captain - Cooper Skubal
Dramaturg - Matt DeFour
Intimacy Coach - Malissa Petterson
Improvisation Coach - Casem AbuLughod

Promotions Assistance - Anica Grayney