P.D. Eastman's beloved children's book comes to life in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Off the Hill production of GO, DOG. GO! It will be performed at Oxford Community Arts Center (OCAC) on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:00pm. This funny and delightful show adapted by Allison Gregory and Steve Dietz is FREE and open to the public
Big dogs and little dogs, black dogs and white dogs and all dogs in between delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle of movement and color for audience members of all ages. The dogs swim and play. They howl at the moon. They ride a Ferris wheel. They sing, dance and climb trees. It all culminates in the greatest Dog Party of them all in this rollicking, musical free-for-all.
Jamal Crowelle (MC Dog), Datus Puryear (Red Dog), Betsy Rosen (Blue Dog), Kevin Percival (Yellow Dog), Suzanne Blunk (Green Dog) and Heather Petersen (Hattie) from the Playhouse's Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company will appear in GO. DOG, GO! Chris Comer will accompany the cast with live music.
Playhouse Education Director Mark Lutwak will direct. According to Lutwak, "The play completely reinvents the picture book as a musical clown-like stage show. Chairs will become cars and boats and beds. Juggling clubs will become telescopes and maracas and oars and light switches. Cloth will become water, a bed sheet and a cake." Other members of the production team include Veronica Bishop (Set and Props Designer), Megan Schmidt (Costume Designer), Jonathan Waters (Costume Designer) and Sydney Kuhlman (Stage Manager).
The Family Performance Series is full of FREE events designed to bring quality performances of all kinds to children and their families. It is supported by funding from ArtsWave, and the thousands of individuals who give generously to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. Off the Hill is made possible by The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation. ArtsWave Presents also provides support. FREE