Show History



Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical is based on the popular children's books, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale and Knuffle Bunny, Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems, who also wrote the book for the musical.

Willems is a #1 New York Times best-selling author and illustrator and has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions. His debut, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, was inducted into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame in 2009. Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed; the Geisel Award-winning Elephant & Piggie series; and City Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J. Muth. 

About the Books

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale

Trixie, Daddy and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat, but the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes "somebunny" has been left behind.... 

Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity

Trixie can't wait to bring her one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunny to school and show him off to everyone. But, when she gets there, she sees something awful: Sonja has the same bunny. Suddenly, Knuffle Bunny doesn't seem so one-of-a-kind anymore. Chaos ensues until the bunnies are taken away by Ms. Greengrove. After school, Trixie finally gets her beloved bunny back. But, in the middle of the night, Trixie realizes something she has the wrong bunny!


Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical was commissioned in 2010 by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

After a sold out run, the show went on tour around the United States, where it played in 80 cities and 36 states. Knuffle Bunny returned to the Kennedy Center in 2012.

Knuffle Bunny made its international debut at Arad Fort in Arad, Bahrain, as a part of Spring of Culture, the nation's largest cultural event in March of 2012.


  • Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical's composer, Michael Silversher, is a Grammy Award winner.
  • The original cast of Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical featured Tony Award-winning actress and puppeteer, Stephanie D Abruzzo.