Elephant and Piggie
by Zach Theatre
Feb. 14 - May. 05, 2017
When Gerald and Piggie get together, anything is possible. They might wear silly hats, get invited to a fancy pool costume party, or learn a crazy new dance. Based on the wildly popular, beloved book series, this lively musical features Gerald and Piggie and the delightful back-up singers, the Squirrelles, who together discover the fun of being in a play and the joy of friendship. Bring your “bestus” friend and share the laughter.
ZACH Theatre brings classic MO WILLEMS children’s book characters to life in Elephant and Piggie: We are in a Play! on the Kleberg Stage from February 17 – April 30, 2017 starring DAVID PEÑA as Gerald the elephant and AMANDA CLIFTON (Charlotte’s Web) as Piggie under the direction and choreography of ABE REYBOLD, ZACH Theatre Associate Artistic Director.
Elephant and Piggie: We Are In A Play! cast also includes MEGAN RICHARDS WRIGHT (A Christmas Carol, James and the Giant Peach), KELLY PETLIN (A Christmas Carol, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), andJESSICA O'BRIEN (James and the Giant Peach) as Squirrelles; ANTHONY VINCENT TOUDJAROV (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Gerald understudy; and LYDIA MYERS as Piggie understudy..
The creative team behind ZACH Theatre’s production of Elephant and Piggie: We Are In A Play! includes ABE REYBOLD as Director and Choreographer; ANTHONY VINCENT TOUDJAROV as Assistant Director; ALLEN ROBERTSON as Music Director; BRANDON NEWTON as Scenic Designer; CHRISTINA MONTGOMERY as Costume Designer; SERRET JENSEN as Hair and Makeup Designer; ANNALISE CAUDLE as Lighting Designer; RODD SIMONSEN as Sound Designer; STEVE BAGLIO as Properties Designer; and KAITLYN KENNEDY as Stage Manager. Elephant and Piggie: We Are In A Play! is based on children’s stories by MO WILLEMS with book and lyrics by Mo Willems and music by DEBORAH WICKS LA PUMA.
Public performances of Elephant and Piggie: We Are In A Play! are Friday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m., select Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and select Sundays at 11 a.m. This show is appropriate for children ages 3 and older. The run time is approximately one hour.Recommendation: Ages three and older
Run Time: Approximately one hour
Book lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Directed and Choreographed by Abe Reybold
Curricular Connections: Language Arts, Science (Animals and Habitats), Social Emotional Learning
February 14 - May 05, 2017
1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX, 78704
Opening: Friday, February 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday Public Shows: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Sunday Public Shows: at 2 p.m.
School shows at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Grades Pre-K and Up
Sensory-Friendly Performance: Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 2pm
Sign-Interpreted Performance: Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 2pm
Tickets to Elephant and Piggie: We Are In A Play! start at $15 for youth and $20 for adults and are available online at zachtheatre.org, by phone at 512-476-0541 x1, or in person at the ZACH Theatre Box Office, in the Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Blvd. (corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar Blvd.) Monday through Saturday, noon – 7 p.m.
ZACH Theatre is wheelchair accessible.