A blank white stage, maybe it has vaudevillian elements on it. Gerald
(Bradley Weber), a lumbering,
somewhat formally attired, elephant interrupts the stillness of the moment. He
walks across stage looking for Piggie
(Kelsey Taunt), but cannot find her. As he exits, Piggie, an ebullient
pig in a pink dress enters, searching for Gerald. They search for each other
frantically, despite being in plain sight of each other, for several more
moments. Suddenly, they see one another and are overjoyed! They are best friends
and know that what ever they do together today, they will have fun ("Lucky to
See You"). Gerald does worry, briefly, that something may happen to ruin their
friendship, but Piggie assures him that that won't happen.
Piggie announces that she is excited because she has no idea what is going to
happen today; she implores Gerald to think of the possibilities - anything could
happen! They decide that they could skip, they could play ping pong, or they
could wear silly hats. It occurs to Piggie and Gerald that they can actually
skip, play ping pong and wear silly hats all at the same time - so they use
their imaginations to do that.
Dog (Bob Pitel) arrives with an
envelope for Piggie. The Squirelles
(Allison Langer, Madelyn Mikshowsky, Claire Olson) have invited Piggie to
a party, and she can bring a friend, so she invites Gerald. However, Piggie
finds herself in a predicament - she's never been to a party. Fortunately,
parties are Gerald's job, he knows parties. First, he speculates that it may be
a fancy party, and he dresses in an elegant outfit including top hat, bow tie,
and cane. As Piggie attempts to follow suit, Gerald quickly changes his mind.
When Piggie reappears in her fancy attire, Gerald has already dashed off to get
his swimsuit and inner tube, because it may be a pool party. Piggie hurries to
keep up, rushing to get her scuba goggles and snorkel, only to find that Gerald
has returned with a mask, as well. What if it's a fancy, costume, pool party?
Exasperated, Piggie grabs a cowboy hat and is ready to go.
The Squirrelle's arrive in their fancy, pool, costume outfits and Piggie
confirms that Gerald was right, he does know parties. Piggie, Gerald and the
Squirelles get the party started; however, a problem arises - everyone begins to
dance, and Gerald is not a dancer. With Pigggy and the Squirelles encouragement,
Gerald finds his dance moves ("Swimmy! Fancy!")
After declaring this the best party she's ever been to, Piggie wants to show
Gerald how much she appreciates his help in getting ready. She pulls out her
trumpet and makes a horrible noise. Gerald and the Squirrelles do not know what
to say. Piggie gives one more blast as the Squirrelles slowly back away and
Gerald is left having to tell her what he thinks of her playing. He explains
that while her trumpet is loud and shiny, and she holds it very well, she did
not play music. Piggie responds that actually she wasn't trying to play music,
she was trying to say "thank you" in elephant. Gerald understands and helps her
with her accent. Overwhelmed with affection for each other, they get into a
"Best-Off" to determine which one thinks the other is best.
Piggie tells Gerald he has to go, and she can't believe it. He passionately begs
her to stay ("Don't Go"). Only after his reverie does she reveal that the she
means she has to go potty. When she leaves, Penguin
(Maddie Mishler) arrives and
gives Gerald ice cream. Gerald then has another crisis. He loves ice cream, and
wants to eat it immediately, but he also knows that Piggie loves ice cream and
the right thing to do is wait for her and share it. The Squirelles arrive and
Gerald tells them proudly that he plans to share with Piggie and be the Ice
Cream Hero, a decision that they support ("Ice Cream Hero"). Gerald gets so
caught up in his plan to be Ice Cream Hero that he doesn't realize his ice cream
has melted. Just as he is mourning his loss, Piggie arrives with her own ice
cream that she shares with Gerald.
After they finish their ice cream, Piggie excitedly shows Gerald her new toy.
Gerald wants to see it, but before he can Piggie explains why it is so important
to her. Though she doesn't know what it does, she knows that she loves it ("Ode
to Toy"). Gerald supposes that it is a throwing toy, and when she gives it to
him, he throws it high into the air. Suddenly, Gerald, Piggie and the Squirelles
realize that the toy is coming down at a very high speed. As the toy hits the
ground, it breaks in two. Piggie is heartbroken, and furious at Gerald for
breaking her toy. She lays into him, while Gerald apologizes, devastated at
hurting his friend ("Toy Breaker").
Piggie and Gerald see no way to repair the rift between them. The Squirelles,
however, notice something about the toy - it is a snap and break toy. They
easily put it back together. Now, Piggie is embarrassed and Gerald is hurt.
While Gerald decides whether he wants to play with Piggie or whether he wants
her to leave, she convinces him that he is more important to her than any toy
("Elephant in the Room"). Gerald accepts her apology.
Suddenly, Piggie and Gerald realize they are being watched. In fact, they see an
entire audience. The Squirelles enter and Gerald explains the situation. They
realize that they are in a play. The cool thing about being in a play is that
they can make the audience do things. They make the audience clap, repeat words,
and dance. Piggie, Gerald and the Squirelles encourage grown-ups and kids alike
to groove with them ("We're in a Play").
Piggie asks Gerald what else he wants to do before the play ends. Gerald's mind
is blown by the idea that the play is ending. They ask the stage manager how
many pages they have left; there are only four. Gerald starts to panic, what
will they do when the play ends? Piggie calms him down. No matter what happens,
they'll still have each other ("We'll Be Friends").
They reach "the end" and nothing changes, the lights come back on and Piggie and
Gerald are still on stage. The Squirrelles applaud their performances heartily.
Piggie and Gerald are overjoyed to still be there; however, now, they have no
idea what to say since there is no more script. Piggie suggests they just make
it up - they can do anything. Gerald suggests they skip and play ping-pong while
wearing silly hats. Piggie, Gerald and The Squirrelles agree that they've all
had a fantastic time ("We've Been Lucky"). - See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/elephant-piggies-we-are-in-a-play#sthash.HX9QAe6l.dpuf
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