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Family Musical

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

October 23 - 31, 2021

RLT’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre (General Admission)

An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are the very “bestus” of friends! In this vaudevillian romp, Elephant and Piggie sing their way through a day where anything is possible. They go to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, wear silly hats, learn a new dance, and share ice cream! Their perfect day hits a snag when Gerald accidently breaks Piggie’s new toy and her feelings get hurt. Will their friendship withstand the tragedy of a broken toy? See your favorite moments from the Elephant & Piggie book series come to life in this bouncy and fun musical!

Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children

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

Directed by Laura Bess Jernigan
Music Directed by Katherine Anderson
Choreography by Nancy Rich

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” is produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Access the program for Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” by texting the word “Elephant” to 919-373-6060 or clicking here (program is optimized for viewing on your phone).

Performances will take place outside in the Stephenson Amphitheatre. Read about RLT’s COVID-19 safety procedures and how they might affect your visit.

Sensory Friendly performance information

Due to the nature of the show, all performances are considered sensory-friendly. Please note: amplified microphones will be used during this production, so unexpected noises such as microphone feedback may occur. Our goal with sensory-friendly programming is to create a welcoming, inclusive, and relaxed environment for those with sensory sensitivities. See below for a helpful guide regarding attending Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play! :


The poster artwork for Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” was created by Kat Randle:

Kat Randle is an animator and illustrator who grew up in RLT’s education program. She continued her theatre education at Emerson College and The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre before exiting the stage to study art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Though currently based in Tokyo, she’s incredibly grateful to be able to be a part of the RLT community from afar. You can find more of her work on Vimeo and YouTube under her name.


Thanks to our show sponsor, North State Bank.

Thanks to our Media Sponsor for Elephant & Piggie, the N&O.

RLT’s sensory-friendly programming is made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, with additional support from Capital City Civitan Club.

Attending a performance in the Amphitheatre

Since the amphitheatre is part of a City of Raleigh park, please adhere to the following rules:

  • You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • The theatre reserves the right to check coolers for outside alcohol
  • No open flames or candles (including citronella candles)
  • No glass bottles allowed
  • Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash and be well-behaved

Bringing blankets or chairs makes seating more comfortable. Lawn chairs or folding chairs work well. There is grass between the concrete benches, and chairs fit well in that space.

Indoor restroom facilities, which are wheelchair accessible, are available at the Main Stage lobby entrance. Porta-johns, which are also wheelchair accessible, are located to the left of the stage near the ramp.

The RLT parking lot will only be open to vehicles with disability parking placards as well as limited parking in the front half of the lot for anyone. The RLT staff parking lot is only for drop off of patrons with wheelchairs or mobility issues – no parking. You may park on the street where signposted.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale now!

Runtime is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.

Show Times:

  • Saturdays at 1:00pm and 4:00pm
  • Sundays at 1:00pm and 4:00pm

Single ticket prices, excluding tax and fees:

  • Adult: $17
  • Children (12 and under): $12

A maximum of 300 tickets will be sold for each performance. Tickets are general admission, but we will have areas marked off for seating to encourage social distancing between groups. Masks will not be required when seated but are encouraged in outdoor common spaces and required indoors. Please click here to read more about RLT’s COVID-19 safety procedures. A ticket is required for all patrons, regardless of age.

Weather Cancellations: In the event of a weather cancellation, all ticket holders will be notified via email with as much notice as possible. We will do our best to reschedule all ticket holders into future performances, subject to ticket availability. Anyone affected by a weather cancellation also has the option to receive a full refund or donate their ticket cost to RLT.

If you have questions about tickets or seating, please email BoxOffice@RaleighLittleTheatre.org.

Cast List

Ryan Vasconcellos
Bryn Callaghan
Madeline Ormond
Mollie Reeves
Charleigh Smith
Maggie Walas
Jake Banasiewicz

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible. Drop off for patrons in wheelchairs is in the staff lot adjacent to the Rose Garden, which is accessible from the intersection of Pogue & Everett Streets.

  • Unfortunately, the Sunday, October 31, performance at 4:00pm will no longer be audio described. If this affects your ticket purchase, please contact the box office.