Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience

Based on the book Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

March 22–May 13, 2018

“They are a little bit rat. They are a little bit mole. They are all naked.”

Well, except Wilbur, that is. Emmy winner and Caldecott honoree Mo Willems is back, once again teaming up with Deborah Wicks La Puma, composer of Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”, for this world premiere, rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza. Grab your friends and watch as Wilbur, a clothes-loving mole rat with exceptional style, navigates the pressure to be just like everyone else. With tail-shaking tunes, empowering messages of individuality, and classic Mo Willems humor, this musical is sure to rock audiences of all ages.

Character art © Mo Willems; background by Liz Wong.

Based on the book Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems, audiences who laughed along with Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” will love this new adaptation, commissioned and premiered for your family by SCT. 

Charlotte Martin Theatre

Age Recommendation: For Ages 5+

Running Time: Approx. 60 minutes with no intermission.

Pay What You Can:
Friday, May 4, 7:00pm
Purchase tickets starting at 6:00pm at the ticket office window.

ASL Interpreted Performances:
Public - April 14, 1:00pm
Schools - April 19, 10:30am

Audio Described Performances:
Public - April 21, 1:00pm
Schools - April 20, 10:30am

Sensory Friendly/Relaxed Performance:
April 8, 11:00am  Buy Here or 206-441-3322


Special thanks to our show sponsor, USI

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Recommended age: 5+ 

Discussion topics:





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Naked Mole Rat


For Children & Young Adults:


Weird & Wild Animal Facts
Jessica Loy 

Be Who You Are
Todd Parr

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
Christine Baldacchino

Red: A Crayon’s Story
Michael Hall 

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple

Jingle Dancer
Cynthia Leitich Smith 

Maggie and Michael Get Dressed
Denise Fleming 

Zorro Gets an Outfit
Carter Goodrich 

Liz Wong
Follow young Quackers as he better understands his identity as both a kitten and a duck, realizing that he doesn’t have to choose one or the other!


For Adults Working with Children & Young Adults: 


Learn to Speak Fashion: A Guide to Creating, Showcasing, and Promoting Your Style
Laura deCarufel

Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois
Amy Novesky 

Human Body: A Visual Encyclopedia
Richard Walker/ D.K. Publishing 

Why is Art Full of Naked People?: And Other Vital Questions About Art
Susie Hodge 

Underworld: Exploring the Secret World Beneath Your Feet
Jane Price
Naked mole rats are natural burrowers, creating complex tunnel networks underground. Learn about what else is happening beneath your feet!


Booklist prepared by Ashley Braun and Jenny Craig
Seattle Public Library



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$32.00* for adults and children


$45.00* for adults and $40* for children

* Prices subject to change without notice. A $4 fee will be applied to each ticket purchased.  Subscription prices will not increase and do not incur fees.


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