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ISU School of Performing Arts to Present: “Elephant & Piggie: We Are in A Play!” With Limited In-Person Audience

March 18, 2021

Elephant and PIggie Show poster

 Idaho State University’s School of Performing Arts will present the musical children’s show “Elephant & Piggie: We Are in A Play!” on April 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. with two matinees April 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the Beverly B. Bistline Theatre in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.  

“Elephant & Piggie: We Are in A Play!” from composer Deborah Wicks La Puma and children’s author Mo Willems, joins two “bestus” friends Gerald and Piggie as they sing and dance their way through a day where anything is possible. With fun music and great friends, this is the perfect play for young audiences and families. The show’s run will feature two talented six-person casts, sure to delight with every performance. 

Director and ISU Theatre faculty member, Joel Shura, and Music director, Diana Livingston Friedley, have been working with each cast to learn the exhilarating music and vivacious moves for all the characters within the four-week rehearsal process.

“Elephant and Piggie are two ‘bestus’ best friends who make the very most of every day with each other," shura said. "They’re joined by a few other fun friends and characters to share in the ups and downs, and when all is said and done in the end, they’re lucky to have each other. The musical has something for every member of the family and is sure to be loved by all!”

A limited number of tickets are available by purchasing online at isu.edu/tickets. Strict precautions are in place due to COVID-19, and masks are required. Seats will be assigned by ushers upon arrival to the theatre to adhere to distancing guidelines. 

If you are a Flex Pass holder, please call ahead to reserve your seat. Masks are required for all patrons and staff. Live-streaming tickets will be available for all performances. The livestream performances are free of charge, however, patrons are encouraged to donate by visiting my.isu.edu/give/cal. More livestream information will be found on ISU Theatre’s website, www.isu.edu/theatre,  and social media accounts very soon.