Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Megan Alrutz, Dramaturg
Based on the book by Mo Willems
Published by Music Theatre International.
“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.
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience was commissioned by Seattle Children’s Theatre and premiered in May 2018 under the direction of Linda Hartzell, with a live band under the music direction of Tim Symons, and has since enjoyed productions around the country. It was adapted into an animated special for HBOmax starring Jordan Fisher and Yvette Nicole Brown, premiering June 30, 2022.
“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
Listen to the original cast album on Spotify, or Amazon Music.
“SCT’s Latest Production is Going to Rock Your World!” – Red Tricyle
Cast: 3 Women, 3 Men
GRANDE MOLE RAT (Alto belt)
TALL MOLE RAT (Soprano belt)
WEATHER MOLE/SECRET SERVICE MOLE RAT (Mezzo belt)
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
Listen to the original cast album on Apple Music, Spotify, or Amazon Music.
Buy the vinyl record at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.
Request perusal materials from Music Theatre International.