“Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!’” opens on Apr 6

Mo Willems’ Dynamic Duo Comes to Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

By Children’s Theatre of Charotte March 29, 2024

Last season, audiences could not stop saying “no” to Pigeon in “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical.” Next week, they’ll scream “banana!”

Mo Willems’ dynamic duo Elephant & Piggie will go from the page to the stage starting on April 6, 2024, at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte in the high-energy, vaudeville-style musical, “Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play”

Based on the beloved children’s book series, the musical by Mo Willems and Deborah Wicks La Puma captures many familiar moments from the stories in a fun-filled adventure.

Directed by Alicia Tafoya and assisted by Holly Nañes, the production features Brandon J. Johns and Logan Cosper as the "bestus" friends Elephant & Piggie, supported by a talented cast including the Squirrelles Judy Brown-Steele, Melissa Lozada, and Amanda Becker. Choreography by Jenn Poarch, assisted by Maura Grout, adds to the lively atmosphere of the show. The colorful costumes designed by Yao Chen and the whimsical world created by Scenic Designer Tim Parati set the stage for an unforgettable experience. Lighting Designer David Fillmore and Sound Designer Jason Romney round out the production team, ensuring a visually and audibly captivating performance.

Join Children’s Theatre of Charlotte from April 6 - 28, 2024 for an hour of friendship, laughter, and fun for everyone.

For more information regarding “Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!’” and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s 2023-24 season, please visit

Children's Theatre of Charlotte is a nationally-recognized theatre company in Charlotte, North Carolina, founded in 1948. They produce professional theatre experiences for children and families through Mainstage productions, educational programs, and outreach initiatives, inspiring generations to explore the wonder of their world. While reaching more than 250,000 children, families, and educators annually with their programming, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte provides a space that cultivates creativity and gives children a sense of belonging. The Theatre takes pride in leading the storytellers of tomorrow, asking children to think and dream big and stay true to themselves. This philosophy, coupled with viewing the world through the lens of kindness, led the company to form the initiative, The Kindness Project. To learn more about the Theatre and its programs, visit or call 704-973-2828.