THE RETURN ENGAGEMENT SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 9-10
HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.
With Elizabeth Cracchiolo
Marcus Terrell Smith
Directed by: Kevin Johnson
Music Direction by: David Craig
Choreography by: Debbie Runge
Lighting Design by: Zachary Ciaburri
Set Design by: Andy Diaz
Sound Design by: Jarrett Krauss
Costume Design by: Robin Sweet
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Here's a link to the Arizona Illustrated segment that aired on July 12th.
Read a preview in Downtown Tucsonan Magazine
Dog Days of Summer Onstage
and here's another from the Tucson Citizen Calendar section.
A Mutts-See Musical
Also, from the Arizona Daily Star
Dogs Put on a Show
And from the Tucson Weekly
A Canine Classic
Here's a review from the Arizona Daily Star
'Bark' if you like fun
Another from the Tucson Weekly
and finally, the Tucson Citizen
'Bark!' if you like earnest, touching musicals
the lives of six dogs, in ‘doggie day care” and in the pound, some of whom
are in need of new homes and a better life. Through song and story, the
audience is exposed to the tenderness, aggression and frustration of these
beings as they share personal stories of past and present, owners and
friends, and their desire to be loved and part of a family. Local adoption and rescue agencies will participate in each performance, having photographs of adoptable dogs available in the lobby during each performance in hopes of finding them new and loving homes
Concepts don't get much simpler than the one behind this delightful musical. This performance will be its Arizona premiere. The show is sung entirely by dogs--played by humans, of course. The loosely connected songs, by composer David Troy Francis, are performed entirely from a dog's point of view, which might sound unbearably cutesy. However, it is surprisingly funny and poignant, tender and sassy, lyrical and quite upbeat.
The score is a happy melange of blues, salsa, country and straight torch songs. There are even echoes of "A Chorus Line," “Carmina Burana” and barbershop quartet, not to mention rock ‘n roll, jazz and old standards.
The lyrics by Gavin Geoffrey Dillard and Robert Schrock (with additional lyrics by Mark Winkler, Jonathan Heath and Danny Lukic) are richly varied. A flight of fancy about space exploration, "Terrier From Mars" might seem initially fluffy — until we realize that the dog, chained in a barren backyard, is using space fantasies to distract himself from his confinement. In "A Grassy Field," an old dog says farewell to its master before being put down — a lovely elegy with a moving kick.
A tribute to loyalty, unconditional love and all other doglike attributes, "Bark!" resonates — whether you're a dog lover or not. Family-friendly and energetic, these dogs will add a dash of excitement to your summer entertainment options. “Two Paws Up,” said the head of the Humane Society.
Partially funded by First Magnus
with additional support from Speedway Veterinary Hospital, Inc.
Endorsed by the
Humane Society of Southern Arizona
Arizona Greyhound Rescue