Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

April 2, 2024–May 19, 2024

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed:
The Rock Experience

Based on Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed book by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

A rockin’ show about being comfortable in your own skin — or suit!

Based on the beloved children’s book by Mo Willems, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience is a charming rock ‘n roll parable that uses energetic songs and quirky characters to encourage young audiences to embrace their originality. Wilbur and all his fellow naked mole rats in the Tunnel have always been, well… naked. Wondering about other possibilities, Wilbur discovers a love for wearing clothing. When word of his new passion for getting dressed turns the whole Tunnel upside down, Wilbur sets a new trend and proves to the world there’s no need to be just like everyone else.

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Approx. Length: 60 Minutes

Special Performances

Throughout the run of the show, there are several special performances:

  • Opening Night: April 5 at 7 pm
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performance: April 20 at 2 pm
  • Sensory Friendly Performances for neurodiverse audiences featuring technical adjustments, sensory supports, house lights on and flexible audience expectations: May 9 at 12 pm, May 10 at 7 pm
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Original production designs and illustrations by the Kansas City Art Institute Illustration Department’s student staffed agency, MICRO: Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience by Trinity Burgo.

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Additional funding for this production is provided by: