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February 11, 2017 - March 5, 2017


Book and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems

An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, "bestus" (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means "very best") friends. But Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She's even happier and more excited than usual. That's because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible. Photos by Michael Brunk |



Krista Johnson (Squirelle) is so excited to be back at SSR playing a Squirelle in her very first TYA production! Favorite roles include Margot in Legally Blonde (SSR and SMT), Judy Turner in A Chorus Line (ART), and Anne Dindon in La Cage Aux Folles (SSR). Krista very much enjoys spending time with her family, doing commercial work, and spreading good cheer as the resident Christmas Fairy at Seatac Airport! Thanks to her family, Spencer, and God! Matthew 5:16

Samuel Jarius Pettit (Director) locally and nationally has appeared with Seattle Opera, Barrington Stage Company & Village Theatre among many others. He also choreographed the 2012 Puyallup Fair TV spot. Currently the Associate Artistic Director of Studio East he has worked regionally as choreographer and director on many shows. As a writer he created the book and lyrics to Robin Hood & The Marvelous Land of Oz with composer Justin Beal as well as the 2017 production of Wonderland! Sam is a co-founder of Origami Girl Productions which had their last production voted as a "Best of Fest" for the 2014 Seattle Fringe Festival.


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