Go, Dog. Go!
Adapted by ALLISON GREGORY and STEVEN DIETZ
From the book "Go, Dog. Go!" by P.D. EASTMAN
Published by Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
Copyright 1961 by P.D. Eastman. Copyright renewed 1989 by Mary L. Eastman.
All rights reserved
Music composed by MICHAEL KOERNER
Directed by MATT PFEIFFER
On the Arcadia Stage
April 16 - June 1, 2008
A veritable canine cabaret, this beloved children's book comes to life filled with acrobatics, music and physical comedy. These dogs – played by six agile actors – celebrate the many joys and challenges of life and friendship. The show takes the spirit of the book and brings it to life with a joyful and genuine intention that both children and adults will appreciate. The beauty of this story is that it provides an opportunity for adults to reconnect to the magic of childlike wonder and children to enjoy a story that celebrates youthful exuberance – and youthful frustrations – in a completely relatable manner. The 75-minute musical is appropriate for kids four and up, and the Arden created this piece with kids up to the age of 11 in mind.
"The Arden's family series consistently offers inventive productions of classic children's literature... laugh-out-loud... hilarious attention to detail... the members of the ensemble bring their own particular charms and wide-eyed exuberance to the roles. The show is aimed at children up to age 11, but former children who always wanted to join that great dog party up in a tree finally get their chance as well." –Philadelphia Inquirer
"A charming production of deceptive simplicity... the rare show that even a three-year-old can enjoy, our nine-year-old was enthralled from start to finish. Clever nods to adults – matched with an extremely talented, committed, and compelling cast – make the performance a treat for grown-ups as well." –GoCityKids
"The Arden's children's theatre is consistently some of the best in town. Careful attention to detail makes Go, Dog. Go!
come together in a cohesive frame centered around child-friendly fun." –The Bulletin