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JAN 19 – MAR 1, 2020

Best enjoyed by All Ages

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Ziggy’s afraid to leave the house. He’s too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits, and the sneaky, hair-grabbing trickster, Duppy. But, with the help of his feathered friends, Ziggy will learn that “every little thing is gonna be alright!” Don’t miss this timeless tale of peace and love that uses classic Reggae music to jam Jamaican style!

Based on a story by Cedella Marley
Music and Lyrics by Bob Marley
Adapted for the stage by Michael J. Bobbitt
Directed by Shá Cage
Music Direction by Sanford Moore


  • Run time

    1 hour with no intermission

  • Best enjoyed by

    All Ages

  • Stage

    UnitedHealth Group Stage

  • Lap Passes

    Available for children 3 years and younger

Things to Know About the Show

  • This show is a musical featuring the music of Bob Marley, performed by a small group of actors.
  • This show is based on the book Three Little Birds written by Bob Marley’s daughter, Cedella Marley.
  • The play takes place in Cattawood Springs, Jamaica, so characters speak in Jamaican accents and use Jamaican phrases. Characters also count to eight in multiple languages, including Spanish, Swahili, Chinese, and Hindi!

Audience Resources

Audience photo by Dan Norman at Children's Theatre Company

Audience Resource Guide

Articles, conversation starters, and activities for both before and after you see the show!





ASL-interpreted, audio-described, and sensory friendly performance are available on select dates.


Concessions at CTC


We are proud to offer a selection of snacks that are gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, Halal-friendly, and Kosher-friendly.


Children's Theatre Company and Minneapolis Institute of Art building

Plan Your Visit

Children’s Theatre Company is proud to offer information, tips, advice and handy guides so that our patrons’ theatre experiences are as rich, pleasant and convenient as possible. Whether you have been coming to CTC for generations or are a first time audience member, you’ll find everything you need to plan a memorable outing with us.




“Buoyant…captures the spirit of Bob Marley”

Star Tribune review

“A sensational experience”

Family Fun Twin Cities review

“A great first exposure to Jamaican music and culture for kids (and adults too).”

cherry and spoon review


Review Trailer

Critics and audience members alike are wowed by this joyous, warm musical, and you’ll love it, too! Watch the video for a sneak peek of this vibrant and inspiring show.

Song List

“One Love”/“Jammin’”/“Roots Rock Reggae”
“Natural Mystic”/“So Much Trouble in the World”
“Cedella Countin’”
“Lively Up Yourself”
“Brown Girl in the Ring”
“Is This Love”/“Don’t Rock My Boat”
“Riding High”
“Duppy’s Spell”
“I Know”
“One Love”
“Three Little Birds”
“Running Away”

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Bob Marley's Three Little Birds

JAN 19 – MAR 1, 2020

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