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

Exposing the truth about being yourself and wearing it well.

One day, Wilbur (a naked mole rat) comes across the most unusual item just sitting there on the ground–a hat. Even though it is against society’s rules and he risks being teased, Wilbur does the unthinkable and tries it on!

With this unexpected change, Wilbur finally finds himself: clothing makes him feel complete! But his au naturel friends think he’s crazy and pressure him give up his clothes-wearing ways. From three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems, this cheeky musical shows that individualism can, and should, be worn proudly!

The Big Ideas
Be open-minded about people who are different.
Stand up for what you believe in.
It takes courage to be a leader.

Recommended for grades K-3
Runtime: 60 minutes with no intermission.

Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland



January 22–February 15

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
9:45am & 11:45am
ASL Interpreted Performance: Thursday, 1/31, at 11:45am

Ticket Prices
Balance Due: 11/30/18



Funding Assistance and Ticket to Read
Funding assistance applications for the 2018-2019 season are available now. Schools with 70+% free and reduce lunch participation may apply. 

Ticket to Read is a program linking literacy to live theater by providing students from low-income schools with a free theater ticket and a companion book to take home.  Learn more!

Season Sponsors

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience. First commissioned and produced by Seattle Children’s Theatre. Script and lyrics by Mo Willems. Music by Deborah Wicks la Puma. Based on the book Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, copyright © 2009 by Mo Willems, published by Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Publishing. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Background by Liz Wong.