Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In A Play!"


May 12 – 21, 2023


Get ready for a musical experience, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems' beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books, that will leave audiences doing the "Flippy Floppy Floory" dance all night long! In Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!", Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure that is perfect for young audiences.

An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, "bestus" (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means "very best") friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She's even happier and more excited than usual. That's because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible.


A fanciful new musical comedy based on a familiar tale!

Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems

Published by Hyperion Books for Children

Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems

Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

This play was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and was first produced at the Kennedy Center during the 2013-2014 season. (playbill)

This play was commissioned by and first produced at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (advertisements)

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S "WE ARE IN A PLAY!" Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Executive Co-Producer: Cassidy Orthodontics

Executive Co-Producer: Envista Credit Union

Executive Co-Producer: ITC Great Plains

Executive Co-Producer: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Executive Co-Producer: Susan and Darrell Schmitz

Media Sponsors: Alpha Media and WIBW-TV and


Saturday, March 25, 2023 (1:00 – 4:00 PM, Callbacks immediately following)

Ticket Dates:  

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - PHONE LINES OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In A Play!"