People singing and playing instruments in front of a barn
People singing and playing instruments in front of a barn
TPAC Presents:

Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie

Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie starring Indigo Bloom

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February 25, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: James K. Polk Theater


Seating Chart


Single Tickets On Sale September 30, 2022 at 10am

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Find your voice in this feathery adventure.

New York Times best-selling author KWAME ALEXANDER brings two of his beloved children’s books—Acoustic Rooster and Indigo Blume—to the stage to tell a story about being scared, being brave, and believing in yourself. With special guests like Duck Ellington and Ms. Dairy Parton—plus Preston appearing as Acoustic Rooster—this musical adaptation will have children (and families) dancing in their seats.

Dive into a book to keep the fun going: Kwame’s NEW picture book of the same name is based on our musical!

Recommended for ages 5+

Please note: This performance contains haze effects.

Adapted from the books by Kwame Alexander

By Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess

Music by Randy Preston

Directed by Lili-Anne Brown

What to Expect

This 70-minute musical features many different kinds of music. 

  • The main character in this story is Indigo Blume. Indigo and her friends have worked hard to clean up their community and are planning a festival! The night before the festival, Indigo falls asleep and has a fantastic dream.
  • Many actors play multiple characters. All of the animals in the story are played by people. To become different characters, the actors change their costumes, voices, and movements. Acoustic Rooster shouts “cock-a-doodle do!” often!
  • The performance can sometimes be loud. Before Indigo falls asleep, there is a thunderstorm and the thunder rumbles all around the theater. And when Indigo meets her new friends at the farm, a “hurri-train” hits! The hurri-train makes many loud sounds like a storm and frightens Indigo and her friends.
  • The characters sometimes have strong feelings. They communicate their feelings through the way they talk and sing, and by what they do. When Indigo thinks about singing at the festival, she gets nervous and starts to panic and shout!


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