Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play


School Performances | Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences

Elephant Gerald is an elephant: lumbering, formally attired, prone to melancholy. Piggie is (what else!) a piggie: perky, smiley, full of fun. Total opposites? No way! In Mo Willems’s award-winning, best-selling children’s books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends! And in We Are in a Play!, a brand-new vaudevillian romp of a musical, Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense – facing fundamental questions like, what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Backed by nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience involved in the action. So get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of your favorite books!

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
Literacy
Social Studies
21st Century Skills
Music
Theater 


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Applause Series Ticket Information
  • Tickets on-sale May 3, 2016 at 7 AM.
  • Applause Series tickets are $1.
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Please note: only children age 3 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.
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