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Get ready for a musical experience straight from the pages of Mo Willems’s beloved and award-winning children’s books. Direct to Lincoln from the Kennedy Center, Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play” will serve as the highlight to the Lied Center’s annual FamFest celebration on Feb. 22.

Tickets to a single performance at 7:00 p.m. are available at liedcenter.org, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office, 301 N. 12th St. Students can purchase tickets at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard. FamFest festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Lied Center’s lobbies. Free to ticket holders, FamFest provides food and fun educational activities for the whole family.

Elephant Gerald is an elephant: lumbering, formally attired and prone to melancholy. Piggie is (what else!) a piggie: perky, smiley and full of fun. Total opposites? No way! In Mo Willems's award-winning, best-selling children's books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In “We Are in a Play!,” a brand-new vaudevillian romp of a musical, Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense – facing fundamental questions like, what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Backed by nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, Elephant and Piggie even get the audience involved in the action.

This performance is generously supported by Patron Friend Sponsors Kerry & David Florell and Tom & Doreen Luethje.