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‘Go. Dog, Go!’ for kids/families March 25-26

Singing, dancing, skateboards, scooters, hula hoops, jump ropes and dogs on wheels?

Rachel Briley directs this doggedly entertaining show for children. The script is based on the picture book by P.D. Eastman, and the show promises to be “full of fanciful frolic and frivolous fun.” There will be three public performances at UNCG: Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 26,  at 2 p.m., in Taylor Theatre at 406 Tate St. The afternoon performance on March 25 is a canned food drive show, where one can of food will purchase one ticket.

Go. Dog, Go! is a production by North Carolina Theatre for Young People, based in the School of Theatre at UNCG. The actors, UNCG theatre students, will be joined by two musicians who play electric guitar, banjo, melodica and a variety of percussion instruments throughout the production, driving the actions and following the actors in turn. UNCG students also assistant direct, perform, costume design, lighting design and stage manage the show. Graduate student Todd Siff serves as tour manager and Randy McMullen is scenic designer.

Briley has described it as “a big dog party,” which matches the mood and pace of a child at play, and seeks to interact with the audience.

Before the March 25 show, from noon to 2 p.m., the company will host a “Dog Party,” on the Taylor Theatre lawn. The festivities will include face painting, party hat-making, a souvenir dog puppet craft and the opportunity to blow bubbles. There will be light refreshments and the Humane Society will bring family-friendly dogs which are available for adoption. The party is complimentary and RSVPs are not required. The rain location is the Brown Building, at 402 Tate St.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office in Room 115 of the Brown Building, at Triad Stage’s box office at 232 South Elm Street, through Triad Stage’s website, or by calling 272-0160. For group tickets, call 334-4392.

Updated 3/10/2017.