Elephant & Piggie's We Are In a Play! Interpreted Performance


This is an in-person event.

Event Date

Nashville Children's Theatre
25 Middleton Street
Nashville, TN 37210
United States

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615-252-4675 (Voice)
Event Type
Accessible Programs,
Children Programs,
Social Activities,

Script and lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma


When Elephant Gerald and his perky, smiley friend Piggie receive an invitation to the Squirelles party, they find themselves in a predicament. Is it a fancy party? A pool party?  A costume party? A fancy pool costume party!?  Whatever will our beloved characters do? Author and playwright Mo Willems answers these questions - and more - with his new Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play! Based on his own award-winning series of cartoon books for early readers, this musical is part vaudeville, part absurdity, and entirely hilarious. As these two best-bestus beasties don their finest finery, trendiest trunks, and most marvelous masks, they find themselves singing and dancing their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense. You will find yourself pulled into the action as our heroes, Elephant and Piggie, can finally say, “We Are in a Play!!!!!!”


Appropriate for families with children of all ages.


Approximate runtimes: Approx. 75 minutes plus a 10 minute intermission at weekend performances.


Sunday, Feb 1st offers a sign-interpreted performance.

Note: Theatrical sign-interpretation is provided through a partnership with Gate Communications. When choosing seats, be aware that sign interpreters are usually positioned in front of the stage, house left (which is the right side of seating when looking at the seat map onine.)

Updated: January 14, 2015