Owen & Mzee The Musical is a inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owenand a 130-yr-old giant tortoise named Mzee.
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, and they became 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.
Akeil Davis, Desmond Fernandez, Aguel Lual, Eric J. Willingham
Book and Music: Michelle Elliott
Music and Lyrics: Danny Larsen
Director and Choreographer: Tyrone L. Robinson
Original Concept By: Stanley W. Mathis
Based On The Book By: Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu
Photography: Peter Greste
Producer: Vital Theatre Company