Virginia Repertory Theatre opens Go, Dog. Go! on Friday, July 11 at Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. The show will run through August 3, 2014. Based on the popular children’s book by P.D. Eastman, this production features music and lyrics by Michael Koemer and book by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory. The show lasts about 75 minutes with a 10 minute intermission and is best enjoyed by children ages 3+.
Go, Dog. Go! has been a family favorite for over fifty years. It’s silly, fun, and full of colorful images and repeatable words that still resonate with kids of all ages. Director Sarah Roquemore describes the energetic production. “The fun-loving, hard-working, and fast-moving dogs from PD Eastman’s classic book come to hilarious life onstage, recreating iconic pages as songs, dances, comedy routines, and circus acts. True to the very last page, we close the show with a gigantic dog party, sure to send everyone home howling!”
Roquemore is the Arts Integration Manager at Virginia Repertory Theatre and has most recently directed Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, and the touring production of The Story of Jamestown. P.J. Freebourn returns to Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre as MC Dog after recent roles in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Clement C. Moore) and Busytown (Lowly Worm). Tricia Wiles will be making her Children’s Theatre debut in the role of Hattie. A performance student at VCU, Wiles was recently seen in their production of Hairspray.
Rounding out the company are Sam Brackley, Andrew Goins, Meg Carnahan, and The Richmond SPCA joins Virginia Rep Children’s Theatre as the Community Partner will host dog adoption events in the theatre before and after the 2:00PM performances on July 12 and 13. Richmond SPCA trick dogs will also be performing on stage after select performances in the run.
Box Office 804-282-2620
Full Price Tickets: $15
Discounted Group Rates available.
About Virginia Repertory Theatre
Virginia Repertory Theatre, located in Richmond, VA, combines the talents and strengths of two nonprofit companies that shared facilities, resources, and management teams for over a decade. Now the heritages of Barksdale Theatre (founded in 1953) and Theatre IV (founded in 1975) live on in their new form, as Central Virginia’s leading professional theatre company. Virginia Rep presents national caliber productions of the great dramas, comedies, and musicals including classics, contemporary works, and world premieres, always seeking to demonstrate the unique power of theatre to engage, enthrall, educate, and inspire. Productions are staged at four distinct venues: the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre and Theatre Gym at the downtown Virginia Rep Center, Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre located at Willow Lawn, and Virginia Rep’s Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern.