Disclosure: Complimentary admission provided for this review. All opinions are mine.
My kids and I have read many Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie books and seeing the characters from our favorite books come to life was magical. Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play: The Musical is an hour full of fun music, colorful costumes, artistic scenery and incorporates several of the Elephant & Piggie books.
In this play, Gerald (the elephant) and Piggie sing their way through their adventures. They are best friends and they begin the fun at a costume/pool/big hat party hosted by the Squirrelles (three hilarious characters) and a silly dance routine. Throughout the show, Piggie and Gerald teach children important lessons about friendship, sharing, forgiveness and teamwork in a fun, interactive way.
I found myself laughing throughout most of the play at the silly jokes, fun antics and over-the-top costumes. The language in this play is simple enough for young members of your family to understand and my 5-year old thought the show was hilarious! (His favorite character was Piggie.) Be warned you will be singing along with “Flippy Floppy Floory” and might be asked to participate in this fun song during the performance. It was one of the highlights of the show watching all the kids light up and perform parts of the play with the actors from their seats.
If you have a young child you want to introduce to live theater, this is the perfect show! Designed for ages 4 and up, there are many scene changes, lively music and jokes that all keep a child’s attention. My son and I absolutely loved this play and this is one of my favorite Rose Theater performances. Definitely, a great show for the family!
About the Show:
Details: Best for families with children ages 4 and up, 60 minutes without intermission
Location: The Rose Theater – 2001 Farnam Street Omaha
Dates: April 22- May 8, Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 5pm, Sundays at 2pm
Tickets: $18 for general admission. Call 402-345-4849 or purchase online at rosetheater.org. Coupons for $6 off admission are available at all area Runza Restaurants. Discount ticket vouchers are available at all area Hy-Vee store for $14 each. Members of the Rose receive four free tickets to the production.
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