Off-Campus Performance

Provider: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Contact: Margaret Lindsey
Email
941.955.7676 ext. 2246

Starting cost per student: $7

Additional Info: one complimentary ticket for every 11 purchased

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Transportation Needed?  Yes

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A Van Wezel Schooltime Performance!

Kennedy Center for Young Audiences on Tour’s

Elephant & Piggie: We Are In A Play!

Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016

10AM & 11:45AM

RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES PREK–2

RUNNING TIME:  60 MIN

A Kennedy Center commission based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!

 

Script and lyrics by Mo Willems

Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Directed by Jerry Whiddon

Choreographed by Jessica Hartman

 

Elephant Gerald is an elephant: lumbering, formally attired, prone to melancholy. Piggie is (what else!) a piggie: perky, smiley, 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!

 

And in We Are in a Play!, a brand-new 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 back-up 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. You’ll be doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long!

Standards/Benchmarks:

LAFS.K.RL.1.2; LAFS.K.RL.1.3; LAFS.K.RL.3.9; LAFS.1.RL.1.2; LAFS.1.RL.1.3; LAFS.1.RL.3.9; LAFS.2.RL.1.2; LAFS.2.RL.1.3; LAFS.2.RL.3.9; TH.K.C.2.1; TH.K.C.3.1; TH.K.C.3.2; TH.K.S.1.1; TH.K.S.1.2; TH.K.S.1.3; TH.K.O.1.1; TH.K.O.3.1; TH.K.H.3.1; TH.1.C.2.2; TH.1.C.3.1; TH.1.S.1.1; TH.1.S.1.2; TH.1.S.1.3; TH.1.H.3.1; TH.2.C.3.1; TH.2.S.1.1; TH.1.S.2.2; TH.2.S.1.3; TH.2.O.1.1; TH.2.O.1.2; TH.2.O.2.1

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