SEG Theatricals is an extension of Shaw Entertainment Group and is dedicated to producing the finest theatre for young audiences in the United States. Founded in 2017 SEG Theatricals will build on the relationships and partnerships Simon Shaw has established with artists and venues within the USA and internationally.
SEG Theatricals is pleased to work with the director and choreographer of the original production and is grateful to the Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences on Tour for the use of the original set and props.
elephant & piggie’s
“We Are In A Play”
Based on the elephant & piggie books by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children
Script & Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks LaPuma
This play was commissioned by and first produced at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Elephant Gerald is an elephant: lumbering, formally attired, prone to melancholy. Piggie is (what else!) a piggie: perky, smiley, full of fun. Total opposites? No way! In Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends!
And in We Are In A Play!, a vaudevillian romp of a musical, Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense–facing fundamental questions like, what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Backed by nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience involved in the action.
So get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of your favorite books. You’ll be doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long!
elephant & piggie’s “We Are In A Play!” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY.