{You’re Invited!} Magical Opening Night Family Event for Elephant & Piggie


We are THRILLED to partner with the Columbia Children’s Theatre again to bring you a magical opening night family event for the production of Elephant & Piggie!

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Join the Columbia SC Moms Blog at The Columbia Children’s Theatre and experience the highly entertaining and family-friendly productions both parents and kids in the Midlands have been raving about! Known as the premiere theatre for families and young audiences, they are proving this reputation accurate once again with their upcoming performance of Elephant & Piggie: We are in a Play! And the best part is, it’s a show both parents AND kids will enjoy!

But it’s more than your typical show … we’ve gone all out to bring you a magical, preshow event centered around the theme of the show with tons of fun for all ages!

The Super Fun and Entertaining Story of Elephant & Piggie

Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books that will leave audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long! In Elephant & Piggie‘s “We Are in a Play!,” Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure perfect for young audiences. An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means “very best”) friends. But Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She’s even happier and more excited than usual. That’s because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible.


Prior to the Performance, Enjoy Themed, Preshow Activities!

We’ll have plenty of activities for kids to enjoy before the show begins…

This one-of-a-kind event will bring elements of the play into fun activities beforehand. We don’t want to spoil the fun, but think interactive games, bright colors, kid-approved favorites and geared towards all skill levels (even mom and dad can participate!). And did we mention prizes??

Then take advantage of our photo booth full of fun props! Are you team elephant or piggie? Only you can decide, and our professional photographer will be there to capture every moment! Speaking of dressing up…

Dress the Part and Win Big {+ Giveaways}!

Come outfitted as YOUR favorite animal (bonus if it’s a character from the books!). We’ll hold our infamous costume contest where prizes will be awarded for best dressed for several different categories during the evening — youth, teen, group — so go all out! The winner will receive… (We can’t give away ALL the details! But trust us, it’s something worth waiting for!) We’ll also be handing out raffle tickets for your chance to win several giveaways from local businesses.

And that’s not all…

Magical Entertainment for the Whole Family!

The Magic of John Tudor, master magician, will be on hand performing his amazing talent and wowing guests. His amazing heartwarming magic has been enjoyed across North America professionally for over two decades, and contains an energetic mix of imaginative stories and state-of-the-art magic. If you’re not a magic fan before coming to event, you will be after seeing his incredible work!

Interactive Arts and Crafts – Fun While Learning

The folks from My Gym are dedicated to seeing children exceed in all areas of life. They have developed an Art Explorers program that focuses a learning concept and theme, then applying it to an art activity to reinforce the concept and encourage creativity. They are bringing an interactive arts and crafts table FULL of various fun activities your child can create … all centered around the theme of Elephant & Piggie! We caught a sneak peak of what they have in store, and trust us when we say your kids (and you) are going to love it! In addition, they will be bringing their favorite sidekick, MyMo, the official monkey mascot of My Gym!

Boutique Shopping

Let’s face it, sometimes it’s hard to shop when you have the little ones around. That’s why we’re bringing you some of the best styles in children’s clothing to you! Youthful Cotton offers a new alternative in shopping for boutique kids clothing. This Lexington based online kids clothing boutique focuses on offering a wide spectrum of children’s clothing styles that fit the personality of your child; all while offering impeccable customer service and affordable prices. And they hand deliver to your doorstep when you need it (even the day of!) – now THAT’s service!

Delicious Food and Theatre Inspired Treats

So. Much. Food. PDQ, one of Columbia’s newest and favorite options for fresh, hand-breaded chicken and homemade dressings will be providing endless trays of tenders (including grilled), yummy apple slices with toffee dip … and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

We’ll also have custom cupcakes from TnT Sweets, a delicious local baker whose flavors are out of this world! They’ll have a spread of their best options and designs for each guest to feast on. And before you find your seat, grab a bag of buttery popcorn to enjoy with the show.

Meet the Cast

After the show, stick around to meet the cast! Photo opportunities will be available, as well as autograph signing, so be sure to keep your playbill handy! It’s going to be a night you truly don’t want to miss!

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#cscmbEvent is the hashtag!

If you know us, then you know we LOVE when you use social media leading up to our events as a fun way to spread the word, connect with new friends, and build our community. Although we will have a professional photographer to capture the fun, we definitely encourage you to get those camera phones out and share the love too!

Magical Opening Night Family Event for Elephant & Piggie at Columbia Children’s Theatre

Friday, February 19 {6 – 9 pm}

3400 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC 29204

Located on the 2nd level of Richland Mall above the food court on the end closest to Forest Dr.

Tickets are extremely limited and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis – so grab them quick!


Please Note :: Tickets are non-refundable. With advance notice, we will attempt to connect you with another mom who is interested in purchasing your ticket should the need arise. Also, by purchasing this ticket you understand that your photo or that of your child may be taken and give permission for Columbia SC Moms Blog to use it on their site, in promotional materials, and/or on their social media platform unless notified otherwise.


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