Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!

Orpheum Family Series

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 brand-new 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!

This sensory-friendly performance is designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families with children with autism or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. Parents, download additional information about the show to share with your children!

Accommodations for these performances include:

  • Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds;
  • Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance;
  • A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience;
  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance;
  • Designated quiet areas within the theater;
  • Space throughout the theater for standing and movement;
  • Orpheum staff trained to be inviting and accommodating to families' needs.
  • Families will also have access to resource materials to prepare for their visit.

Run Time: Approximately 60 minutes

Field Trip, Group and Subscription Ticket Options

Looking for tickets and information for a school field trip? Click here.

Discounted tickets are available at $12 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Call 901-529-4226 or email [email protected] for more information.

For more information about a subscription package to enjoy three or more shows in the Orpheum Family Series at just $12 per ticket, please call 901-529-4242 or email [email protected].

Event Times

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  • Mar 3 , 2016
  • Orpheum Theatre
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  • $15 - $20

Ticket Information

What is the refund and /or exchange policy?

All ticket sales are final. Refunds, exchanges or retroactive discounts are not possible.

Can I bring my camera and/or phone?

The use of electronic devices is prohibited in the theatre. This includes phones, cameras, video and audio recorders, flashlights, etc. Due to performance copyrights and the disruptive nature of electronic devices, guests using these items may be ejected without refund.

Does my child need a ticket?

Children under four years of age are not generally permitted in the theaters. At designated shows, children of all ages are permitted. However, everyone regardless of age must have a ticket.

What is the food / beverage policy?

Outside food and beverage is not permitted in the theaters.