Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in a musical! When the bus driver has a small emergency, a very unlikely volunteer shows up to take the driver’s place – a pigeon! But should this small but tenacious bird really be allowed to take the wheel? What do YOU think? 

Based on Mo Willems’ Caldecott Honor award-winning book, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping with its innovative mix of songs, silliness, and feathered friends.

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Family Weekend Performance Info 

Sunday, March 10 – 2:00pm 

Saturday, March 16 – 2:30pm (Sensory Friendly)*
Saturday, March 16 – 7:00pm (Pay What You Will)* 
Sunday, March 17 – 2:00pm 

Saturday, March 23 – 2:00pm 
Sunday, March 24 – 2:00pm 

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*Pay What You Will tickets cannot be purchased online, but can be reserved ahead of time by calling our Box Office at 859.254.4546 x245. Learn more on our Pay What You Will page.


Lex Fun 4 Kids writer, Rachel, has a great review of the latest show at LCT!

The Lexington Children’s theater has brought one of our most beloved books and characters to life with their production of “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. The Musical.” My family loves Mo Willems’ books and this adaptation of one of our favorites did not disappoint. If you are unfamiliar with his books, the pigeon is always wanting something or wanting to do something and for one reason or another he just can’t have it or do it whatever it may be.

This musical production proved to be an enjoyable and hilarious experience for audiences of all ages, especially for my kids 9, 8, and 4. The performance ran about 60 minutes and kept the most active of audience members giggling throughout.

The musical begins with a the pigeon trying and failing at getting a number things he so desperately wants, like a hot dog from the hot dog man. To the pigeon’s dismay, he is rejected over and over again. He breaks out into song, singing about an all to familiar theme parents hear many times over, “I want it!…why can’t I have it!?”

The characters are portrayed with large puppets as well as the use of pieces of the scene to enhance parts of the characters. The bus even has it’s own noises and personality!

No great children’s musical would be complete without a lesson to learn and this might be one of my favorite lesson’s we all need to be reminded of: we all have a purpose and a place, it just may take time to find it.

What a fun, entertaining show for the whole family!

What did the kids have to say about it?

Josiah and Georgia said their favorite part was “when the pigeon put on the bus driver’s hat.” (You’ll need to see the show to know why!)

Naomi thought it was hilarious “when the characters were noticing how it felt good not to panic, but then the pigeon came out and said, “panic!” and they did.”

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