Monday, August 10, 2015
ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! Licence
Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!
A Kennedy Center commission
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Script and lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Elephant Gerald is an elephant: lumbering, formally attired, prone to melancholy. Piggie is (what else!) a piggie: perky, smiley, and full of fun. Total opposites? No way! In Mo Willems's beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends!
In Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, a 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 backup 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--and back after a sold-out run in the Family Theater in 2013. You'll be doing the "Flippy Floppy Floory" dance all night long!
Performance rights are currently available via MUSIC THEATER INTERNATIONAL.