Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! At The Coterie Theatre

If you are big Mo Willems fans, or if you enjoy live theater, you’ll love the Coterie’s performance of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! The show is under an hour long, which is the perfect length for small kids. Get there early to grab your seats. Kids can sit on the floor by the stage or up in the seats with their families.

The show runs through May 21 so don’t wait to get tickets for your family.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Synopsis

Hitting The Coterie stage just in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the book’s first publication, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! features an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers — plus a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott Honor “Pigeon” picture book series. Using catchy, jazz and Broadway-inspired melodies to bring the story to life on stage, Willems adapts his simple – yet endearingly fanciful – story of The Pigeon into a fun and charming musical that will get everyone’s wings flapping. Poor Pigeon: he never gets to anything he wants. But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make his passengers late (gasp!), maybe the wily Pigeon CAN do something… he might even save the day.


Buy your tickets online here.

Pricing is $14 for youth under 18, full-time students, and seniors over 60 and $18 for adults.

Sensory Friendly Performances

Thursday, May 11, at noon and Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m. there will be sensory friendly performances for neurodiverse audiences featuring technical adjustments, sensory supports, house lights on and flexible audience expectations.

Where to Park

The Coterie Theatre is located on level one of the Crown Center shops. Park in the Crown Center garage and make sure to grab a parking validation slip when you check in at the show. You’ll scan that validation as you exit the garage.

After the Show

No food or drink is allowed in the theatre but after the show you can grab Topsy’s Popcorn, Sheridan’s Custard, or a meal at Fritz’s, Unforked, or Spin Pizza. Other family activities down at Crown Center include Sea Life, Legoland Discovery Center, and Kaleidoscope.

Julia Willhite
I'm Julia and I live in Olathe with my husband of 16 years, my 10 and 6 year old daughters, and our rescue pug Mabel. I’m a social worker turned SAHM and love Dr. Pepper, thunderstorms, and talking to other adults. I hate coffee, diet culture, and washing dishes. I'll talk your ear off about the best local parks and which restaurants have wronged me by changing their long-standing menu items. I try to walk the line between knowing a lot of stuff and not being a know-it-all. Some days I'm better than others.