The tour is modeled on NWCT's 2018 production, which enjoyed sold-out houses and rave reviews

Northwest Children's Theater and School will bring "Elephant & Piggie" on a tour of Oregon.

The beloved play will travel to Portland, Hillsboro, Sherwood, Gresham and Salem.

If you have children, chances are you have read Mo Willems' "Elephant & Piggie" books.

NWCT Artistic Director Sarah Jane Hardy brings the world of Elephant and Piggie to life in an upbeat musical that weaves through eight of Willems' most popular books, including "Elephants Cannot Dance," "I Love My New Toy" and "Should I Share My Ice Cream?"

The tour is modeled on NWCT's 2018 production, which enjoyed sold-out houses and rave reviews.COURTESY PHOTO - John Ellingson and Ashley Coates as Elephant and Piggie in Northwest Childrens Theater production of 'Elephant & Piggies: We are in a Play!'

Perfect for first-time theatergoers, "Elephant & Piggie's We are in a Play!" explores the ups and downs of friendship through the eyes of "bestus friends" Gerald the Elephant and Piggie, portrayed by John Ellingson and Ashley Coates, both returning from last year's production at the Oregon Zoo.

Together they tackle friendship's big questions: What do you wear to a fancy party? What happens when two friends want to play with one toy? And will anyone say "banana?"

Dog, Penguin and the Squirrels (portrayed by NWCT's youth performers) join in on the fun.

Portland shows will be presented at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 21 through 29 at 1819 N.W. Everett St. Portland. A sensory friendly show will be presented at 2 p.m. March 22 and an audio-described show will be presented at 2 p.m. March 28.

Following each show audience members will get the opportunity to meet the cast, take photos with the characters and collect autographs in their playbills.

Tickets range from $20 to $27 for adults, $16 to $22 for youth, plus a handling fee. Call 503-222-2190.

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