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Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 2:00 PM PDT

× OWEN & MZEE THE MUSICAL McIntyre Hall Presents Sunday, April 30 2:00pm

Tickets: Reserved Seating $25 - $35 CYO Subscription, Children $18 COVID-19: Masks are encouraged but not required at this time.

The amazing true story of the orphaned baby hippo named Owen and 130-year-old giant tortoise named Mzee whose remarkable friendship touched millions around the world. When Owen was stranded after a tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone’s amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together.

Here is a joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that too often pull us apart.

book and music by MICHELLE ELLIOTT; music and lyrics by DANNY LARSEN; directed and choreographed by STANLEY W. MATHIS; based on the book by ISABELLA HATKOFF, CRAIG HATKOFF and DR. PAULA KAHUMBU with photography by PETER GRESTE

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  • Skagit Valley College & High School Students FREE (While Supplies Last)
  • Students may attend FREE. Simply present your current student ID at the Box Office. Available 2 weeks prior to the performance.
  • Venue

    McIntyre Hall
    2501 East College Way
    Mount Vernon WA 98273

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    • Discounted or Accessible Seating tickets not available On-Line - please contact the Box Office during regular business hours to purchase Discounted or Accessible Seating Tickets.
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