Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
​based on the book Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
scrpt and lyrics by Mo Willems
music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
directed by ​​​​Casey Stangl
February 1, 2019 - February 17, 2019


Wilbur is different from all the other naked mole rats. He wears clothes—and he likes it. His friends think it’s ridiculous and needs to stop—that’s just a naked mole fact. After all, what will happen when Grand-Pah, the oldest and wisest elder in the colony finds out? Filled with tail-shaking good tunes, this outrageously fun musical proves it’s okay to be yourself. Rock on

Previews: February 1-8, 2019
Regular Performances: February 9–20, 2019

Recommendation: Grades K–6. Theatre for Young Audiences … and Their Families is just that, a multi-generational experience for all ages (unfortunately, no children under the age of four and babes-in-arms). The only requirement is that each audience member occupies a seat and sits quietly through the performance while having a wonderful time

Running Time: Theatre for Young Audiences performances are never more than 90 minutes.

Mo Willems knows a good idea when he sees one. A three-time Caldecott Honor winner (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny and Knuffle Bunny Too), he also won two Geisel Medals and two Geisel Honors for his Elephant and Piggie books. His books are perennial New York Times bestsellers, including Knuffle Bunny Free, Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!, and the Cat the Cat series. Before he turned to making picture books, he was a writer and animator on “Sesame Street,” where he won six Emmy Awards. Willems lives with his family in Massachusetts.
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Wilbur is different from the other mole rats—he wears clothes and he likes it! Learn more about this outrageously fun musical for the whole family.

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