Elephant and Piggie's "We Are In A Play"

June 11, 2019
August 4, 2019

Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

One of the most popular and beloved shows The Coterie has ever done returns to the stage! Gerald the Elephant is cautious and Piggie is not. Along with the three nutty Squirrelles, these “bestus” friends might get invited to a swimmy fancy costume dancey pool party or decide to spend the day playing ping-pong in silly hats.  This lively and irresistibly charming musical look at friendship has become one of the best-selling and loved young readers’ series of the past decade.


Length: 60 minutes



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“A summer treat ... a musical look at friendship that echoes with the children in the audience and adults alike ... fills the whole theater with laughter and excitement”
- BroadwayWorld.com


“We loved this upbeat, fun-filled show. Elephant & Piggie are the perfect ambassadors to bring the message of friendship, loyalty, and forgiveness to young audiences”
- KCParent.com


We left the theater that night talking, laughing and discussing all our favorite moments. Elephant & Piggie is funny, heartwarming and entertaining for all ages. Truly, I mean it when I say all ages.
- KCMomsBlog


“The Coterie offers a great opportunity to introduce or expand a child’s appreciation for live theatre... [It] consistently offers programming suitable for learners... Elephant and Piggie continues that strong tradition.”
- KCApplauds.net




Presented in special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Original production designs and illustrations by the Kansas City Art Institute Illustration Department's student staffed agency, MICRO: Elephant and Piggie's "We are in a Play!" by Tobias Rose.

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