Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
The Musical!

Based on the book by Mo Williams


April 25-27, 2023 – Six Performances


Presented as part of the Hobby Center’s Discovery Series in partnership with Main Street Theater

Recommended for Grades Pre-K and up; Free educational performances with busing reimbursement provided

When a bus driver takes a break from the route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take the driver’s place – a pigeon!  And you’ve never met one like this before!  From the Caldecott Honor award-winning book, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping with its innovative mix of songs, silliness, and feathers.

Tuesday           April 25, 2023           9:30 a.m. &  11:30 a.m.

Wednesday     April 26, 2023           9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Thursday         April 27, 2023            9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

If you are an educator interested in attending this performance, please review our student matinee ticket policies linked below and then complete the form provided. A member of our staff will follow up with you as soon as possible.

Student Matinee Ticket Policies

Education Performance Inquiry

School Address(Required)
We are a Title I School(Required)
List number of students by grade level and chaperones attending on separate lines(Required)
Do you have students who require wheelchair seating?(Required)
Do you have any hearing-impaired students?(Required)
Do you have any students who have low or no vision?(Required)


Instructor on stage for Framing Dance Educational Program

About the Discovery Series

The Discovery Series is a dynamic arts education community partnership and a successful affiliation with regional school districts and local performing arts groups. It addresses an important need in local schools, providing an opportunity for teachers and students to experience arts outside of the classroom in a downtown Theater District venue.

All Discovery Series programs are offered entirely free of cost to participating schools and families. Sensory friendly performances are also offered in the series for children with sensory sensitivities and their families.

Previous performing arts partners include: Karen Stokes Dance, Musiqa, Hope Stone Dance, WindSync, Main Street Theatre, Houston Contemporary Dance Company, The Ensemble Theatre and Ars Lyrica Houston.

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Mission West Elementary School

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