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Paul Edward Hope, Tia Shearer, and Brittany Baratz in Knuffle Bunny (Carol Pratt)

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

A sold-out smash hit in 2010, the Kennedy Center's production of Mo Willems's Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical returns. It's a delightful story about family, best friends, baby steps, and dancing laundry! Age 4+

  • Dec. 17, 2011 - Jan. 8, 2012
  • Family Theater
  • 1 hour
  • $20.00
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Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Based on his book Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Music by Michael Silversher
Directed by Rosemary Newcott

Friends and family are like a puzzle that's all figured out--they complete each other. Trixie and her family fit together perfectly, but when Trixie's favorite stuffed Knuffle Bunny gets lost in the laundry it leaves a big hole in the middle of everything.
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 to 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(r)–winning composer Michael Silversher to lovingly celebrate the heart and heartache that can only come from a family visit to the local Laundromat. Praised as "a suds-related yarn with such wit and sprightliness that you're half-inclined to swing by the nearest coin-operated front loader and feed it all your quarters, just for the fun of it," by the Washington Post following its 2010 premiere, this fun musical is back by popular demand. For age 4 and up.

Watch and Listen

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

Scenes from the Kennedy Center-commissioned musical adaptation of the Caldecott Honor–winning picture book by author Mo Willems and Grammy Award–winning composer Michael Silversher.
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