Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SHOW: Emerald City Theater's Elephant and Piggie's We Are In A Play

Thanks to the generosity of the Emerald City Theatre, I am going to be leading 5 dads and their kids to a complimentary performance of a kid's musical this weekend.  It's part of my work as the Cultural Coordinator for the Chicago Dad's Group.

The show, produced by the Emerald City Theatre, is  Elephant & Piggie's We Are In A Play!

The show is based on the fantastic books of Mo Willems (and if you don't know these books and you have a toddler, do yourself a favor and buy them on Amazon or get them out of the library immediately).

There are two characters, Elephant & Piggie.  They are best friends, but they couldn't be more different.  Each book focuses on a specific problem that they have together, and the creative ways they solve it.  The musical puts together a few of the books to make a more cohesive story. The books are short on words, and long on pictures, which will make hearing the musical even more interesting.

The show also has vaudevillian/clown elements, as the careful pachyderm and the playful swine could be construed as classic clown types. And they will be supported by back up singers The Squirelles.

The show is  being billed as a silly songfest of friendship and fun, and is suitable for kids age 3 and over.

The show will be held at the Apollo Theatre, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, about 2.5 blocks from the Fullerton stop on the El.  There's also valet parking and street parking usually available.

Website for more info or to purchase tickets:  http://emeraldcitytheatre.com/shows_1415_elephantandpiggie.php

Schedule: The show will run through June 20, and has a number of matinees throughout the week.

Cost: Tickets start at $15 each.  Because they are sold online at Ticketmaster, you can avoid the online fees and get the best price by calling the Apollo Theatre Box Office directly. 773.935.6100.

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Post Post Modern Dad said...

Seattle Children's Theater is doing the same production in October/November. I am going to have to check it out.


I'll let you know how it is. But it looks great!


The show was very good. Skewed towards 3-5 year olds. My son (6) thought he was a little old for it. (But he laughed at the jokes just the same!)