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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical!)

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020

Performances For Young Audiences

Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical production! Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, this world premiere Kennedy Center commission features a script by Mo Willems, creator of the best-selling “Pigeon” picture books, along with Muppet Babies executive producer Mr. Warburton, plus music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, the composer of Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play! Ages 5+.

There is a four (4) ticket limit per household for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical!). Tickets may be available by calling the Box Office.

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About

A World Premiere Kennedy Center Commission
Based on the book by Mo Willems
Written by Mo Willems and Mr. Warburton
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Dramaturgy by Megan Alrutz
Choreography by Jessica Hartman
Music Direction by William Yanesh
Directed by Jerry Whiddon


Hop on board for an unforgettable ride with the Pigeon.

Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical production! It’s not easy being the Pigeon—you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical) is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.

With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott Honor award–winning “Pigeon” picture books, along with longtime collaborator and Disney Jr.’s Muppet Babies executive producer Mr. Warburton, and featuring music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, the composer behind Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!, this comedic musical production is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party!

Most enjoyed by ages 5 and up. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

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CAST
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The Pigeon: Christopher Michael Richardson
The Bus Driver: Felicia Curry
Hot Dog Vendor/Business Guy/Ensemble: Evan Casey
Little Old Lady/Ensemble: Tracy Lynn Olivera
Teenager/Ensemble: Hasani Allen
Duckling/Bus Engine/Ensemble: Erika Rose

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CREATIVE TEAM
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Scenic Designer: Daniel Conway
Costume Designer: Jeannette Christensen
Lighting Designer: Sarah Tundermann
Sound Designer: Justin Schmitz
Stage Manager: Julia Singer

Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. and Jan. 5 at 1:30 p.m. are sensory-friendly performances.
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. If you order these performances and do not require these Accessibility accommodations, your family is still very much welcome to attend.

Stay after for a Creative Conversation 
Following the 1:30 p.m. performance on Sat., Nov. 23, young audience members can ask questions and hear stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with some of the artists.

Watch and Listen

Meet Mo Willems

Best-selling children's author Mo Willems on sparking creativity and joy