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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Giraffes Can’t Dance on Stage

If you have a child in your house that loves the children’s book Giraffes Can’t Dance, by Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees, now is your chance to see this stage adaptation on January 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ruth Finley Person Theater at the Luther Burbank Center. All the animals in the jungle know their own special dance, but Gerald the Giraffe can’t seem to move without a clumsy step. With the help of a wise cricket, Gerald finds his own song, and dances to the beat of his own drum, overcoming embarrassment and being teased along the way. The musical production highlights puppets, African rhythm, and lots of dancing on Gerald’s journey of discovering that differences are what make him special. Starting one hour before the performance, there will be a fun art project in the lobby. Tickets are $16–$21 and lap passes for $5 are available on the day of the show for ages 2 & under. Get tickets at