Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
With music by Grammy-winning composer Michael Silversher, Emmy-winning author/illustrator Mo Willems adapts his book Knuffle Bunny in this Kennedy Center commission--about family, best friends, baby steps, and memories that last a lifetime. Age 4+.
- May 8 - 23, 2010
- Family Theater
- 1 hour
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A Cautionary Musical
Based on the book Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Michael Silversher
Directed by Rosemary Newcott
Choreographed by Paige Hernandez
What does lost feel like?
If you've ever felt lost, then you'll know just how Trixie's favorite stuffed Knuffle Bunny feels when he's left all alone. If you've ever felt loved, then you'll know just how Trixie, Knuffle Bunny, and their family feel when they're together.
It sounds so simple, just a quick trip to the Laundromat with Daddy, Trixie, and her beloved Knuffle Bunny. But, before you know it things go horribly, hilariously wrong. Chock full of adventure, song, and gigantic dancing laundry, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical tells a tale of firsts: a stuffed animal's first trip in the laundry, a little girl's first words, and a Daddy's first time dealing with his child going "boneless."
Based on his beloved Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, six-time Emmy Award winner Mo Willems joins Grammy Award–winning composer Michael Silversher to lovingly celebrate the heart and heartache that can only come from a family visit to the local Laundromat. Casting includes Tony Award nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Kate Monster, Avenue Q) as Trixie, Michael John Casey as Dad, Matthew McGloin as a Puppeteer, Gia Mora as a Puppeteer, and Erika Rose as Mom. We mentioned the giant dancing laundry, right? For age 4 and up.
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Performances for Young Audiences is made possible by Bank of America.
Theater at the Kennedy Center is presented with the generous support of Stephen and Christine Schwarzman.
Additional support for Performances for Young Audiences is provided by The U.S. Department of Education, The President's Advisory Committee on the Arts, the Estate of Joseph R. Applegate, and The Clark Charitable Foundation.