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Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2023  |  Mimi Ohio Theatre Giraffes Can't Dance - The Musical School Matinee Performances

Event Times

  • Tue  |  Oct 31, 2023 11:30 AM
  • Wed  |  Nov 01, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Wed  |  Nov 01, 2023 12:00 PM
  • Thu  |  Nov 02, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Thu  |  Nov 02, 2023 12:00 PM
  • Fri  |  Nov 03, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Fri  |  Nov 03, 2023 12:00 PM
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Event Description

Based on the award-winning book by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees.

All the animals in the jungle know their own special dance, but Gerald the Giraffe can’t seem to move without a clumsy step. But with the help of a wise cricket, he finds his own song, and dances to the beat of his own drum! In this stage adaptation of the beloved children’s book, with puppets, African rhythm, and lots of dancing, Gerald learns that his differences are what make him special.

Recommended for grades: PreK-2
Running time: 60 minutes

The 10 a.m. performance on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 will have a sign language interpreter. Guests who need the assistance of the interpreter: please note this on your order form so we can seat you appropriately.

To request a field trip, please complete the online 2023-2023 School Field Trip Order Form by clicking the “Register” button on this page. Registrations and order by phone are not accepted, but we are happy to answer your questions. For assistance in choosing the best shows for your class, please contact the Education Hotline at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org.

Groups of 10 or more, $7 per ticket with one complimentary ticket for every 20 purchased
Groups of 9 or fewer, $12 per ticket

Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers: Thanks to a generous donation from the KeyBank Foundation, a limited number of free and reduced-cost tickets are available for CMSD schools and approved partnered schools (see eligibility list here). Contact us at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org for availability and ordering procedures.

Student Matinee Performances are presented by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.