Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In a Play!”

jan 5 - jan 21, 2018
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Theatre:
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre

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.

Filled with beloved characters and lively songs, Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” is a perfect way to introduce young people to theatre. Featuring five actors and a small band, the design needs are limited, making this a perfect educational theatre opportunity.

Children’s Theatre Age Intention: Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up. 

Sponsored by:

Gerald
Douglas Cochrane
Piggie
Allyson Martens
Squirrelle 1
Charissa Hamel
Squirrelle 2
Joy Mielke
Squirrelle 3
Anastasia Deace
Dog/Pengu
Jordan Skarin

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: Jan. 21, 2018
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”  
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”  Jan. 5-21, 2018. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. “Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!'” is sponsored by Nationwide.

From the pages of Mo Willem’s beloved books comes a musical adventure that will have families rolling with laughter. Gerald (Douglas Cochrane), an elephant, and Piggie (Allyson Martens), a pig, are “bestus” friends. Gerald worries about their friendship, but Piggie is completely confident, especially because they’re invited to a party! Through singing and dancing, the pair learns important lessons about the meaning of friendship, and what to wear to a fancy pool party.

Filled with beloved characters and lively songs, Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” is a perfect way to introduce young people to theatre.

Under the direction and music direction of Katy Merriman, the cast includes Anastasia Deace, Charissa Hamel, Joy Mielke, and Jordan Skarin.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” Performances: Jan. 5-21, 2018
7:00 PM Friday
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturday-Sunday

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” Tickets
Ticket prices start at $18
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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Allyson Martens is Piggie and Douglas Cochrane is Gerald the Elephant in Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!,” Jan. 5-21, 2018, in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Allyson Martens is Piggie and Douglas Cochrane is Gerald the Elephant in Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!,” Jan. 5-21, 2018, in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Allyson Martens is Piggie and Douglas Cochrane is Gerald the Elephant in Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!,” Jan. 5-21, 2018, in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.