Theatre of Charlotte Presents “Go, Dog. Go!”
Theatre of Charlotte is delighted to present “Go, Dog. Go!”, its largest
production ever for ages 3 and up. The playful canines of P.D. Eastman’s
classic book spring to life on the stage of the McColl Family Theatre from April
joyously simple story line and charmingly colorful illustrations of “Go, Dog.
Go!” have made it a favorite of children, parents, and educators alike since
its publication in 1961. Inspired by their daughter’s love of the book,
renowned playwrights and husband-and-wife team Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory
have created an adaptation that stays true to the spirit of P.D. Eastman’s
work. Their script uses only words used in the original book, finding a gleeful
world of surprise within the text.
result is a festival of visual delight, as dogs of many colors skate, drive,
sleep, work, play and party their way through a celebration of the joys of life.
Dance, song, and circus-like antics mix together in a creatively staged,
exuberant production that explores music, color, and space.
Artistic Director Alan Poindexter, the director of “Go, Dog. Go!”, is
excited about the scope of this production. “’Go, Dog. Go!’ celebrates
life’s small moments in a very big way, reminding us of the importance of play
and having fun,” he commented. “This show will truly be engaging for ages 3
professional cast of “Go, Dog. Go!” features some of Charlotte’s best
known talent, including Jill Bloede, Laura Depta, Matt Cosper, Scott Helm,
Sidney Horton, Steven Ivey, Tanya McClellan, Susan Roberts Knowlson, Mark
Sutton, and Barbi VanSchaick. In the roles of doggie musicians, Gina Stewart,
Brenda Gambill and Allison Modafferi, of the
band Volatile Baby, perform the production’s live music onstage.
times and dates are as follows:
Friday, April 20
will be held in the McColl Family Theatre at ImaginOn,
300 East 7th Street
. Front Orchestra tickets are $18.00; General Admission tickets are
$14.00. For tickets, call the Children’s Theatre Box Office at 704-973-2828
(10 am-5 pm, Mon.-Fri.) or visit our website: www.ctcharlotte.org.
Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Theatre of Charlotte is supported by the Annual Fund Drive of the Arts &
Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc., ArtsTeach, and the North Carolina
Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
The media sponsor for the 2006-07 season is WCNC-TV.
Airways: the 2006-07 Official Airline of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.