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Occurs on Thursday April 20 2023

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Kay White Hall Theater
19600 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island WA 98070

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Owen & Mzee The Musical

$20 General
$18 VCA Member
Youth (18-) FREE

The touring production of a brand new Off-Broadway hit OWEN & MZEE THE MUSICAL will be coming to Vashon Island in April. OWEN & MZEE is inspired by the true story of two very unlikely but great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-year old giant tortoise named Mzee. It is the story of a remarkable friendship that touched millions of people 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. Adorable photos e-mailed from friend to friend quickly made them worldwide celebrities. Here is a joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that too often pull us apart.


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