Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!

Saturday, March 18 at 2:00 pm

The Academy of Music will present The Kennedy Center’s latest musical for young children and their families. Based on Mo Willems’ book Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play! Following the musical, stay for a talk back with Mo Willems and cast, and more – a book signing with Mo!

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!

And, to top it off, Mo Willems will join the cast in a question and answer period following the performance. The Eric Carle Bookstore will be set-up in the salon with more of your favorite Elephant & Piggie books and items and Mo Willems will be available for signing!

Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!

Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems

Script and lyrics by Mo Willems

Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Choreographed by Jessica Hartman

Directed by Jerry Whiddon

Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY.

Whalen Insurance
Greenfield Cooperative Bank & Northampton Cooperative Bank
Massachusetts Cultural Council

Show Date/ Time:
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Doors at 1:30 pm

Ticket Prices:
Reserved Seating $12

Where/ How Tickets Can be Purchased:
Academy of Music Box Office Open Tuesday- Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM
Call: 413-584-9032 ext.105 (Service fees will apply with purchase)

Online Tickets Click on Show Desired:

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Wow, that was a great show!!!!!!!


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