Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!
- playing at Kennedy Center (Washington, DC)
- dates: now through January 3, 2016
- directed by Jerry Whiddon
- Roar Score: 5/5
We are huge fans of Mo Willems’s Elephant & Piggie books in this house. If you’re not already familiar with these characters, do yourself a favor and go correct that oversight immediately – especially if you have kids who love fun and being silly. I mean, there are 24 of them now; you really have no excuse.
Gerald (the elephant) and Piggie are best friends and have somewhat opposite personalities. Gerald is careful and quiet. Piggie is spirited and energetic. But they’re the bestest of best friends, and each book is a shining example of how children’s books can tackle themes such as friendship, cooperation, fear, and forgiveness with playfulness and charm.
Let me be clear. I have a 5-year-old daughter who has a “mixed” relationship with princesses, particularly of the Disney variety. She likes the characters (most of them, anyway) and tolerates their presence in her toybox, but—4 times out of 5—she patently refuses to watch the movies. Ariel? She loves the character. Sings the songs. Has the LEGO sets. We also have the Bluray, but it’s still in the shrinkwrap, months after she got it. She won’t watch it.
So it was with some hesitation that I forked over the cash to get tickets to the Beauty and the Beast musical when it came to town this past weekend. Of all the princess movies, Beauty and the Beast is probably her favorite. She’s seen it a few times and enjoys it. She really enjoys the music, and she really enjoys live theater, so I figured this was a gamble worth taking.
Here’s a giveaway you don’t want to miss. The touring performance of Beauty and the Beast: The Musical will be coming to the DC region June 6-8 at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA.
I’m giving away 2 in-house tickets (not general admission lawn tickets) to the 8 p.m. performance on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Use the raffle widget below to enter.
Spread the word, and good luck! A huge thanks to Wolf Trap for making these tickets available to Roarbots followers and readers.
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