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Based on the book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children
Script by Mo Willems and Mr. Warburton
Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Dramaturgy by Megan Alrutz

Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical production! Especially with a REAL BUS!

With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott Honor award-winning “Pigeon” picture books, and featuring music by Deborah Wicks La Puma (Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!), Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party!

It’s not easy being the Pigeon-you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something.

Featuring an innovative mix of songs and feathers, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.

Run time is 50 minutes no intermission
Recommended for ages 3+

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

This play was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and was first produced at the Kennedy Center during the 2019-2020 season.

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All venues will follow COVID-safe distancing and masking protocols. 

For every venue, plan on bringing a blanket or lawn chairs for your family to sit on, and get ready to party with a Pigeon!

What's so special about this production? 

We’re performing with a REAL BUS! 

BACT is driving a bus a to different outdoor locations around the Bay Area. Bringing the show to you!

Audiences will watch the show from a covid-safe distance outdoors.

Bus Wrap Preview

The Pigeon, Duckling, and Bus puppets were designed and fabricated by Carole D’Agostino. Puppets were originally commissioned for the world premiere of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (the Musical) at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

CAST AND CREW BIOS

AUDIENCE ACTIVITY GUIDE

Take a look at our Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! Audience Activity Guide! We have so many fun activities in here to help you to get ready for the show!

What if it’s rainy?
If the performance venue is predicted to have or does have rain during the performance, the performance will be canceled. Cancellation will happen no earlier than an hour beforehand. Ticket holders will be notified by email and phone and our box office will work with them to reschedule tickets for another show time. No refunds will be issued due to rain.

What if  it’s too hot?
If the performance venue is predicted to have or does have more than 102 degree weather during the performance, the performance will be canceled. Cancellation will happen no earlier than an hour beforehand. Ticket holders will be notified by email and phone and our box office will work with them to reschedule tickets for another show time. No refunds will be issued due to hot weather.

What if it’s smoky (due to wildfires)?
If the performance venue is predicted to have or does have an AQI 150 or above, the performance will be canceled.
Cancellation will happen no earlier than an hour beforehand. Ticket holders will be notified by email and phone and our box office will work with them to reschedule tickets for another show time. No refunds will be issued due to smoke.

What if someone in my house is sick or might be sick?
In the event that someone in your house is ill we will happily refund or reschedule all tickets.

What is the refund policy?
Tickets and memberships are nonrefundable. BACT may be able to accommodate a ticket transfer to change the date or time of your performance pending ticket availability. To request a ticket transfer, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled performance date at members@bactheatre.org

Questions and Additional Information Please contact members@bactheatre.org