"Escape from Couch Potato Land"…a fantastic and hilarious musical comedy! This original play uses super cool tunes that are bursting with energy, as well as comedy, magic, and interactive games to inspire kids, and to make Fitness FUN! Laugh, Learn, and Sing Yourself Silly with the Pipdillys!
The story book opens…two kids are stuck in Couch Potato Land with their eyes glued to TV. Super Chef and Vita Girl come to their rescue with the brilliant I.D.E.A. – a plan to help them escape!
Gretchen and Bo Gerard are award winning writers and performers who have been entertaining family audiences for 25 Years! They have performed at literally thousands of schools, libraries, and festivals across our nation. Their programs have received honors from: The Kennedy Center's Imagination Celebration ("Best Live Performance"); "Arts & Education Award" by the North Texas Business for Culture and the Arts; Texas Commission on the Arts - "Arts Basic Award" for exemplary arts education programming; "Virginia Nick Arts in Education Award" by Texas Arts & Community Alliance.
“Escape from Couch Potato Land” is a 40 minute show with songs like: “We’re Gonna Have Fun”, "Imagine That", and “Attitude is Gratitude". The Pipdillys perform circus skills and comedy routines to inspire and inform their audiences about being healthy and fit. They get kids laughing and singing and dancing!
You can NEVER get enough of the Pipdilly's
Bo and Gretchen are amazing and very professional. This is the second time we have had the Pipdilly's back to the library. Their show is so engaging and fun and interactive that you want to bring them back every year. I love "Escape from Couch Potato Land" the chef character that Bo plays is one of my favorite characters.
I am amazed at how quickly they switch from one character to another during the show.
They are sweet to the children and will gladly take pictures with them after the show.
My biggest points of a good show is being able to hold the children's attention, be interactive with the children and make it fun for them and they exceeded at all of the above.
We LOVE the Pipdilly's in Electra and can't wait to have them back again.
Bo and Gretchen are just FANTASTIC right from the beginning. Once you send in an inquiry or a booking request, they are quick, detailed and efficient in all communications with you. Their performance….WOW, what a performance! They had everyone-from toddlers to teenagers to adults,-singing, dancing, laughing and enjoying such a GREAT time. Having Bo and Gretchen come out and giving an AMAZING performance is a great way to bring live-theater to any community, especially a small-rural community. Everyone is still talking about the performance weeks afterwards. If you are wanting to host an event with performers that engage and interact with the audience, provide a positive educational message, and is appropriate for all ages- Pipdilly’s are the ones to call.
Fantastic performers who bring live theater to kids
Bo and Gretchen are incredibly high-energy, funny, and engaging as The Pipdilly's. They write, record, and perform all of the music for their shows. Each song has a positive message for kids and includes movements and singing specifically for the audience. I was surprised when a boy who looked to be between 10 and 12 got up during a song and started copying Bo and Gretchen's singing and dancing because he just wanted to learn! He later asked to have his picture taken with them. The Pipdilly's may have helped a budding performer find his passion! This show is great for all ages, but what I found really special is that this is a taste of what the theater is like. Bo and Gretchen work hard to bring live theater - singing, dancing, acting, physical comedy, jokes, magic tricks, and performing with instruments - directly to children. I wonder many of our kids (and parents) had never been treated to a live theater performance before The Pipdilly's? Gretchen and Bo are keeping some wonderful traditions alive. I can't recommend them enough!
Great summer kick-off @ Richardson Public Library!
Excellent communication in advance . . . provided their own sound system . . . arrived an hour ahead of time . . . what's not to like? The Pipdillys put on an excellent performance, interacting easily with children in the audience and not ever missing a beat. Their original songs were catchy and informative, delivered with aplomb, and well-received by those (both big and little) in attendance. The "Pipdilly Power" program emphasized books, libraries and reading--a big plus! The professionalism of Bo and Gretchen made them a real joy to work with. Highly recommend!
Always a Great Show
Bo and Gretchen are amazing! They always get the kids involved in the show and they love it. I had a parent tell me today that it is one of the best shows she has ever seen at a library. I look forward to working with them every year.