Get Ready For… wing-flapping musical fun!

The Pigeon really wants to drive the bus. He really, really, really wants to! When the bus driver has a small emergency, it looks as though our feathered friend’s dreams may come true. Featuring a combination of puppets, songs and feathers, this comedic drive will be sure to get your toes tapping and wings flapping. From the brilliant imagination of Mo Willems and based on the New York Times #1 bestselling book, Pigeon is an interactive romp with one of youth literature’s most hilarious characters.

Charlotte Martin Theatre

Age Recommendation
For Ages 5+

Running Time
55 minutes with no intermission


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“this comedic musical production is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party!”

-The kennedy Center

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Cast / Creative

Sylvern Groomes Jr.

The Pigeon

Carl Williams

The Pigeon

Debora Crabbe

The Bus Driver

Lauren Davis

Duckling/Bus Engine/Ensemble

Caroline Dubberly

Little Old Lady/Ensemble

Keith Richards

Hot Dog Vendor/Business Man/Ensemble

Nigel Rowe


Mike Spee


Meg McLynn


Production Team

Mo Willems Playwright

Mr. Warburton Playwright

Deborah Wicks La Puma Composer & Orchestrator

Jerry Whiddon Director

Jessica Hartman Choreographer

Dr. Megan Alrutz Dramaturg & Associate Producer

William Yanesh Original Music Director

Scottie Rowell Puppet Director

Marika Countouris Music Director

Nathan Peck Assistant Choreographer

Daniel Conway Scenic Designer

Jeannette Christensen Costume Designer

Sarah Tundermann Lighting Designer

Justin Schmitz Sound Designer

Carole D’Agostino Puppet Fabricator

Trix Willems Assistant Dramaturg

Clara Ashe-Moore Associate Lighting Designer

Tosin Olufolabi Assistant Sound Designer

Casey Parker Production Stage Manager