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Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In a Play

Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children
Book and lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

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.
421 West 54th St., New York, NY 10019.
Phone: 212-541-4584. Fax: 212-397-4684.

Gerald the Elephant is cautious and Piggie is…well, NOT. They are the best of friends. Which means they have LOTS of fun together… and sometimes do NOT! Join the theatrical fun as two of Mo Willems’ most delightfully amusing characters come to musical life on the stage in their Very First Play. There are bound to be lots of laughs! But will Gerald and Piggie teach each other something more important before the curtain falls?

  • Run Dates April 22 – May 8, 2016
  • Appropriate Ages 4+ years
  • Duration 60 minutes
Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In a Play Photo

Cast & Credits


Gerald – Will Nash Broyles
Piggie – Olivia Jones
Squirrelle #1 – Ann Stergiou
Squirrelle #2/Special Appearance as Penguin – Katy Kepler
Squirrelle #3/Special Appearance as Dog – Joshua Lloyd Parker

Artistic & Production Credits

Director – Michael Miller
Musical Director – Todd Brooks
Choreographer – Ashley Durst
Scenic Designer – Chris DePriest
Costume Designer/Make-up Designer/Costume Shop Foreman – Erin Bragg
Production Manager – Erin Solemsaas
Technical Director/Props Master – Christopher Dills
Scenic Charge – Sam Pagnotta
Master Carpenter – Robert Ortiz
Carpenter – Diana Lynch
Master Electrician/Sound Engineer – Laura Hensley
Make-up Designer/Costume Shop Foreman – Erin Bragg
Costume Construction – Erin Bragg, Sherri Geerdes, Audio Helkuik, Clayton Shellgren
Fly Rail Operator – Kallie Robinson


Photos from the Show

Know Before You Go

Show Guide

We offer a comprehensive show guide for each production, featuring a synopsis of the play, information on the characters you will meet, any issues parents may want to know about before bringing children to the show and more. Click here to access the show guide for Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play.


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Meet the Cast & Get an Autograph!

Some performers will be available after the show to say hello, pose in pictures, and sign their autographs for you. You can meet them on the mezzanine level right outside the entrance to our balcony level seats.

Social Story

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