'Go, Dog. Go!' coming to NU's Leary Theatre

Contributed imageNiagara University Theatre "Go, Dog. Go!" will be bringing P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book to life.


Niagara University Theatre is continuing its mission of presenting engaging, delightful theater for young audiences with "Go, Dog. Go!" presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.

According to a release on the production, P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color and space. The dogs delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle for the audience to feast upon. They snorkel. They howl at the moon. They ride a ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees. This is a rollicking free-for-all of chi-canine-ery. A big and little musical world of doggy fun. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops.

“With its gentle, bouncy humor and familiar situations 'Go, Dog. Go!' would make a fitting introduction to theater for even the youngest children, and has enough sly wit to satisfy older children and parents.” says a reviewer in The Columbus Dispatch.

"Go, Dog. Go!" is directed by Braddock and Terri Filips Vaughan, associate professor, dance/choreographer, for Niagara University’s Department of Theatre and Fine Arts. Music direction is by Bridget Moriarty, costume design by associate professor, Maureen Stevens and scenic design by associate professor, David Dwyer.

Cast and crew members include NU theatre students: Samantha Carocci, Ashton DeCaro, Spencer Dick, Alyssa Garmone, Audrey Grout, Clare Heron, Marley Judd, Tyler Olson, Anika Pace and Krista Wander.


"Go, Dog. Go!" will be performed at the Leary Theatre in the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre on the NU campus. The play will be presented at 7 p.m. on July 18, 19, 20, and 26. An afternoon production will be presented at 1 p.m. on July 23. For early risers, the production will be staged at 10 a.m. on July 24 and July 27.

Reservations are not required for this free production. Contact the NU Theatre Box Office at 286-8685 for information.