Gerald the Giraffe loves to dance, but his long legs make him clumsy, and the other animals in the jungle laugh at him. What’s a giraffe to do? Enlist the help of a violin-playing cricket, of course, until he finds a tune he can groove to with joyful abandon! The beloved storybook Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees celebrates its 20th anniversary with this richly imaginative musical adaptation told with puppets, African rhythms, and of course—dancing! Brought to life by Wishing Star Productions, Giraffes Can’t Dance encourages Gerald, and audience members of all ages, to dance to the beat of their own drums. With a resounding message of the power of self-acceptance, Giraffes Can’t Dance will have everyone in the audience on their feet, confidently showing off their moves. (Recommended for ages 3 to 8)
The 2 p.m. performance will be sensory friendly. These performances are designed to create a welcoming and comfortable arts experience for people with autism, sensory sensitivities, or other social, learning or cognitive disabilities.
Giraffes Can’t Dance The Musical
Book & Lyrics by Gloria Bond Clunie
Music by Elton Bradman and Leela Oleszkiewicz
Based on the book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
Produced by Wishing Star Productions, LLC
Based on the book by Giles Andrea and Guy Parker-Rees
Published by Hachette Children’s Group
Text © Purple Enterprises Limited, a Coolabi Group Company
The program for this performance will be available the week of the event. View digital program.
BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE
Please join us before the performance of Giraffes Can't Dance for family-friendly craft activities in our lobby, the Didlake Grand Foyer.
FREE TICKETS FOR MASON STUDENTS
A limited quantity of free student tickets will be available two Tuesdays prior to the event. Learn more.
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