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Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
Recommended for ages 4 and older
Adapted by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz
Adapted from the book “Go, Dog. Go!” by P.D. Eastman
From our friends at the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte:
Every dog will have its day. And at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte this April, every dog will have its party, too!
The long-beloved P.D. Eastman book, Go, Dog. Go! comes to life on Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s stage from April 7 to April 23 in a zany, madcap musical version. This rendition comes courtesy of the genius playwriting minds of Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory and is sure to have audiences howling in their seats with laughter.
“The classic picture book has captivated multiple generations since the first edition hit book stores in 1961,”Mark Sutton, director, said. “Yet, amazingly enough, the energy leaping off each page is as powerful today as ever.”
Originally written as an introduction to reading with a collection of mostly monosyllabic words, Eastman’s classic introduces young children to the joys of literature through big dogs, little dogs, black dogs and white dogs, as well as the familiar faces of Red Dog, Green Dog, Yellow Dog and Blue Dog.
“This script is powerful because it maintains the minimal level of text from the book while creating a Vaudeville-style of zaniness,” Adam Burke, artistic director, said. “Throughout this show, there’s music from a live band on stage and physical comedy to delight all ages of theatregoers.”
Little Smarty Review:
Jack (age 4) : Mommy, I loved all the doggies. My favorite part was when the doggies threw the soccer ball in the audience. That was so much fun. Can we see it again?
Christopher (age 4): Mommy, dogs don’t drive cars. Dogs don’t wear hats. Ha! Ha! Ha! This play was silly and funny. My favorite part was watching the dogs play when it was time to go to sleep. That is what me and Jackie do! I loved ALL of it! Can we go back today?
Smarty Mom Review:
Go, Dog, Go! was the perfect performance to end the season. All the kids in the audience were in awwwww. It was so much fun watching their little faces lite up. There were smiles for miles in the audience. Kids were cheering and dancing in their seats. When the performance ended, I found myself looking at my watch wondering how it went by so fast. We had a blast! Smarty Approved! My kids talked about all the different dogs and the silly things they did the entire drive home.
Bravo Children’s Theatre of Charlotte on another AMAZING season!
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