Thursday, May 13, 2010

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

Can you imagine Mo Willems' book, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale as a musical? Well, someone did!
The Kennedy Center in Washingont DC, has performances of Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, and the people have spoken: It's good!

If you haven't read the
Knuffly Bunny book, the story takes place in Brooklyn, "where Dad accepts the daunting task of taking his toddler daughter, Trixie, with him to the Laundromat... With all the excitement of putting the clothes in the machine, they unknowingly toss Trixie’s beloved stuffed animal, Knuffle (pronounced KA-nuff-ul) Bunny, in there, too. On their way home, Dad, who cannot interpret Trixie’s toddler babble, doesn’t know why Trixie is so upset, but once they get there, Mom immediately understands Trixie’s cries of anguish. They run back to the Laundromat where Dad heroically saves Knuffle Bunny and Trixie is inspired to say her first words."

This play's got humor, dancing, and songs (such as "Tricky with Trixie"). The script and lyrics are by Mo Willems and the music by Michael Silversher. It's directed by Rosemary Newcott, and recommended for ages 4 and up.

The show will be on a national tour beginning in October 2010 and running though May 2011. The first stop will be in Washingtonton DC. More info on the tour will be
announced here.