Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are In a Play’


This musical romp springs from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books. Gerald and Piggie and a trio of dancing squirrels sing and dance their way through the ups and downs of friendship. Join these “bestus” friends as they solve problems, laugh and learn to share and support each other through good times and bad.

Gerald (the elephant) and Piggie are best friends and have somewhat opposite personalities. Gerald is careful and quiet. Piggie is spirited and energetic. But they’re the bestest of best friends, and each book is a shining example of how children’s books can tackle themes such as friendship, cooperation, fear, and forgiveness with playfulness and charm.

Though the play (one hour without intermission) combines story elements from several books, they’re told in a way that feels natural – as if the stories were always meant to tell one longer tale. And holding everything together are some great songs about parties, ice cream, cool toys, (lyrics by Mo Willems; music by Deborah Wicks La Puma) that definitely get little toes tappin’.

The show is currently playing at the Carousel Theatre for Young People from March 2nd to March 31st, 2019. Tickets are on sale via the website and selling out fast! Check out the UBT contest page to win a family pack of tickets to this performance.

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