Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

The Rock Experience

Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Megan Alrutz, Dramaturg
Based on the book by Mo Willems

Synopsis

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

Wilbur is not your average naked mole rat: he loves to wear clothes.  But his au natural friends think he’s crazy and pressure him give up his clothes-wearing ways.  With tail-shaking tunes, empowering messages of individuality, and classic Mo Willems humor, this musical rocks audiences of all ages.

History

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience was commissioned by Seattle Children’s Theatre and premiered at  March 25, 2018 under the direction of Linda Hartzel.

This delightful little story of following your own bliss as long as it doesn’t hurt someone else and letting others do the same is a lesson many in our society could learn.” – Broadway World

SCT’s Latest Production is Going to Rock Your World!” – Red Tricyle

 

Musical Numbers

1. NAKED RULES! - Ensemble



2. TIME TO GET DRESSED - Wilbur



3. SCANDAL! - Tall, Grande and Venti



4. HATS AND MORE! - Wilbur and Ensemble



5. GRAND POWER JAM - Secret Service Mole



6. PROCLAMATION - All



7. SHOULD I GET DRESSED? - Wilbur



8. WHY NOT? - Grand-Pah and Ensemble



9. FASHION SHOW FINALE - All


Production Elements

Cast: 3 Women, 3 Men

Kate Jaeger, Duncan Frost, and Richard Gray. Photo credit: Elise Bakketun

Female
GRANDE MOLE RAT (Alto belt)

TALL MOLE RAT (Soprano belt)

WEATHER MOLE/SECRET SERVICE MOLE RAT (Mezzo belt)

Male
WILBUR J MOLE RAT, Jr  (Rock Tenor)

VENTI MOLE RAT  (Bass/Baritone)

GRAND-PAH/BUCK NAKED  (Baritone)

Music: Classic rock score for Keyboard, Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar.  Accompaniment tracks available.
Musical Difficulty: Moderate
Technical Requirements: Minimal
Suggested Audience: Young Audiences/Families

‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed’ is like a party for kids, and incredibly fun for adults too!” – ParentMap

Authors

MO WILLEMS (Book and Lyrics) works in children’s books, animation, television, theater, and bubble gum card painting, garnering him 3 Caldecott Honors, 2 Geisel Medals, 6 Emmy Awards, 4 Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and multiple bubble gum cards.
He is best know for his characters Knuffle Bunny, The Pigeon, andElephant and Piggie. He is worst known for his characters in Sheep in the Big City and The Off-Beats.  More information about Mo’s past, present, and future can be gleaned at www.mowillems.com

DEBORAH WICKS LA PUMA (music) – see her bio page

Purchase

To hear a full demo of NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED contact us directly via our contact page.

Meanwhile, visit Crunchynotes on Bandcamp to purchase other show tunes!

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