Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Seattle Children's Theatre presents- Art Dog!

*Disclosure: My family received tickets to attend this show to review it for ourselves. All opinions posted here are ours and ours alone.

The 2013-2014 season at Seattle Children's Theatre is drawing to a close, but not before putting on one more fabulous show.  The last show is called Art Dog, and my family and I had the opportunity to attend opening night last Friday evening.  Here's a bit about the play, from the SCT website:

Art Dog

Based upon the book by Thacher Hurd
Adapted by John Olive
Composed by Susan Ennis

April 10 - May 18, 2014

By day, Arthur is a mild-mannered museum guard; by night, his alter ego, Art Dog, is a mysterious artist who makes the city his canvas. However, when Leonardo Dog Vinci’s Mona Woofa goes missing from the Dogopolis Museum of Art, Art Dog is a prime suspect. Not to be deterred, the canine superhero simply paints his way out of a jail and collars the thieves with his brush strokes. While the town applauds his heroism and celebrates his artistic brilliance, the only thing still at large is Art Dog’s true identity.
This show is recommended for those 5 and up.  I attended with an almost 5 year old and an almost 7 year old.  And a grown-up husband as well. This was another play that all of us enjoyed a lot.  It's got lots of funny visual jokes and some great sets and acting. The music is upbeat and the story moves quickly. No time for little ones to get bored! Vivian (almost 5 years old) was briefly concerned at one scene that makes it look like the bad guys are attached to the wall with paint- it speaks to the quality of the set that she was convinced enough to be worried! She was easily convinced that all was fine and was soon laughing along with the rest of us.  Vivian's favorite scene was a really funny one with a newspaper box, while Ethan enjoyed the cat that makes life difficult for Art Dog at various points in the play.

If you're looking to take your family to see a play at SCT, this is a great choice for the family.