Go, Dog. Go! (review)

Go, Dog. Go! (review)
Go, Dog. Go! (review)
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THE PLAY: This is based on the children’s book by P.D. Eastman that follows the activities of a group of dogs. The simple situations are told thru short sentences, plentiful music and physical humor.

 

THE PRODUCTION: When a show has no plot or dialogue, it relies on creative staging and energetic performances to make it work. Luckily, director/choreographer Sara Roquemore has filled every moment with clever, comical business. The lively cast is having a great time (PJ Freebourn’s slapstick opening and Alana Smith’s animated reactions are standouts). There’s loads of music with splashes of songs that reveal lovely voices. The production elements colorfully support the bright fun. This is a wonderful opportunity to give young kids a magical introduction to theatre (the opening night attendants squealed with delight throughout). If you’re an adult, you couldn’t find a better way to review your colors and prepositions.

 

THE POINT: The creative staging and delightful cast serve up entertaining free form fun.

 

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

 

At Children’s Theatre of Virginia thru 8/3.

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