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Roanoke Children's Theatre presents ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY

Join Roanoke Children's Theatre for a fun summer full of music and dancing with ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY. Based on the popular children's book series by Mo Willems, ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY will play May 5-7, 2017 at the Jefferson Center (541 Luck Ave SW).

A singing elephant? A dancing pig? That can only mean one thing! Mo Willems' beloved and award-winning children's books, Elephant and Piggie, are coming to the stage! In this brand new vaudevillian romp of a musical, Elephant and Piggie explore the importance of friendship. Children and adults alike will be dancing in their seats as this musical experience has them doing the "Flippy Floppy Floory" all night long.

"This cute, cute, cute as a button show is perfect for everyone from toddler to grandparent and delightfully brings Mo Willems' beloved books to life!" says RCT Artistic Director Pat Wilhelms.

For further information or to buy tickets, patrons may call the box office at 540.345.2550. Patrons may also visit RoanokeChildrensTheatre.org for full details.


ELEPHANT & PIGGIE CAST

This production is backed by an exceptional artistic team of designers and actors.

The cast of ELEPHANT & PIGGIE includes Justin Kline as Elephant, Jackie Rhoades as Piggie, Mary Hannah Garber, Emma Gwin, Caroline Rigby, and Mallori Shaver as Squirelles and David Schultz as the Band/Dog/Penguin.

The youth ensemble includes Franziska Borneff, Hannah Conner, Charlie Floyd, Joe Francis, Alondra Lukasiewicz, Carter Mullins, Halle Mullins, MiKayla Parker and Charlotte Pearl.

The creative team includes Director Pat Wilhelms, Choreographer Shaleigh Comerford, Musical Director Reed Carter IV, Costume Designer Cathleen Connor O'Neil, Set Designer Laurie Powell-Ward, Lighting Designer Rob Bessolo, Props Artisan April Corbett and Stage Manager Megan Corsnitz.


ELEPHANT & PIGGIE DIRECTOR

Pat Wilhelms is the founder and Artistic Director of Roanoke Children's Theatre. Since 2008 she has led the team to create productions, school residencies and year round classes and camps as well as tours that travel all across the Commonwealth. Prior to that, she was the Director of Education and Outreach at Mill Mountain Theatre for 10 years. Other theatre residencies include: Theatre of Youth Company, Melic and Mime Inc., and Idaho Repertory Theatre. Pat currently serves as Board Member at the Burton School of the Arts, is a partner with the Star City Reads initiative and serves as an adjudicator for the Southwest Theatre Conference. Directorial credits at RCT include: Madeleine's Christmas, Charlotte's Web, The Giver, Junie B. Jones, The Secret Life of Girls, Tuck Everlasting, If You Give a Mouse A Cookie, Wrecked, The Velveteen Rabbit, Go Dog Go, Junie B in Jingle Bells Batman Smells, Eric & Elliot, Stuart Little, How I Became A Pirate, A Little House Christmas, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Cat in the Hat, EAT: It's Not About Food, Fancy Nancy, James and the Giant Peach, SHREK, the Musical, The Ice Cream Man, Rapunzel and The BFG. Pat is married and the proud mother of 3 grown children and 2 young cats.

ABOUT ROANOKE CHILDREN'S THEATRE


Roanoke Children's Theatre: Professional Theatre for Young Audiences is an independently owned and operated 501(c)3 organization located in the Jefferson Center. RCT is dedicated to providing high quality theatre education and entertainment to families, schools and children with year-round programming; crafting new and exciting partnerships and programs that engage our youth in a world of communication, imagination, creativity, empowerment and learning.


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