Virginia Repertory Theatre Presents Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience

Kids and their families should be ready to ROCK, especially those ages 5-10, when they come see Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience from April 12 – May 5 in the Jessie Bogese Theatre. The 60-minute musical begins with a roar, a scream, and a howl, as the live band of naked mole rats takes the stage. The rats are introduced in a child-friendly way during the opening song and dialogue, and the audience learns that they live underground, like to dig, and are naked (without fur). There is even a fun fashion show!

This rock ‘n roll parable based on the hit children’s book by Mo Willems presents Wilbur, and all his fellow naked mole rats in the Tunnel, who’ve ALWAYS been naked. Wondering what other possibilities are out there, Wilbur discovers a love for clothing and style. When word of his new passion turns the Tunnel upside down, he proves to everyone that there’s no need to be just like everyone else.

A special lesson and rock show all in one, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed has energetic songs, quirky characters, and a story unlike any other. The show will invite adults and children to leave the theatre with a greater appreciation of the value of being yourself and accepting others for who they are. Be sure to stay after the show and meet the cast, who can sign your program! Join the fun at The Jessie Bogese Theatre, located in the Virginia Rep Center for Arts and Education (the former Scottish Rite Temple) at 4204 Hermitage Road in the Bellevue neighborhood.

Get your tickets at 804-282-2620 or
Full Price Tickets: $21, Discounted Group Rates and Rush tickets available.
Run Time: 60 minutes