Gerald is an elephant: lumbering, serious, prone to melancholy. Piggie is (what else!) a piggie: perky, smiley, full of fun! Total opposites? No way—Gerald and Piggie are best buds! Now, in this brand-new vaudevillian romp of a musical commissioned by the Kennedy Center and adapted from the award winning books by Mo Willems himself, the animal pals get to sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense. On a pool party adventure, Gerald and Piggie face important questions like: Should you share your ice cream? How can two play with one toy? And, most importantly, what does it mean to be a good friend?
Links to children’s literature, friendship, sharing, animals, and celebrating differences.
Common Core: ELA: RF 1-4, RL 1-10, L 3-5, SL 1-2.
Show length: 1 hr
A big round of applause for our Student Matinee Series underwriters: Andrea's Legacy Fund, Champlain Investment Partners, LLC, Bari and Peter Dreissigacker, the Forrest and Frances Lattner Foundation, the Lintilhac Foundation, Tracy and Richard Tarrant, TD Charitable Foundation, Vermont Concert Artists Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont Community Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Flynn Jazz Endowment. Additional Support from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, The Golub Foundation, Green Mountain Fund, Walter Cerf Community Fund, and the Vermont Arts Council, as well as the Susan E. Quinn Memorial Fund held at the Vermont Community Foundation. Thanks also to the wonderful show sponsor(s) listed above.