TICKETS NOW ON SALE - SUMMER FAMILY FRIENDLY MUSICAL BARK! No service fee!
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SHOW: BARK! THE MUSICAL
Making its Arizona Premiere and final pre-Off Broadway engagement, Arizona Onstage Productions (THE FULL MONTY, TALK OF THE TOWN, ELEGIES, RUTHLESS!, FALSETTOLAND, ASSASSINS) presents the heartwarming, funny and touching musical journey of six dogs on their way to their destiny – whether it be the pound, a shelter, rich owners, or doggie heaven. 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 are encouraged to participate in each performance, having dogs available in the lobby in hopes of finding new and loving homes. 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 Los Angeles production ran for over two years to sold-out audiences. There have also been successful productions in Chicago, Memphis, Portland, Palm Springs, and other cities. All opened to rave reviews and extensions.
The score is a happy mélange of blues, salsa, country and straight torch songs. Oh yes, and rap, not to mention rock ‘n roll, jazz and old standards. The lyrics by Gavin Geoffrey Dillard and Robert Schrock are richly varied. A tribute to loyalty, unconditional love and all other doglike attributes, “BARK!” resonates - whether you are 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 National head of the Humane Society.
PARTIALLY FUNDED BY FIRST MAGNUS.
“An undeniable crowd-pleaser” – The Hollywood Reporter
Featuring Elizabeth Cracchiolo, Jody Mullen, Kit Runge, Stephanie Sikes, Marcus Terrell Smith, and Shayna Vercillo. Directed by Kevin Johnson. Music Direction by David Craig, and Choreography by Debbie Runge. Production Stage Management by Beth Dell. Lighting by Zachary Ciaburri, Sound Design by Jarrett Krauss, and Set Design by Andy Diaz.
Tickets for BARK! THE MUSICAL are $20 -$27.50. Tickets are available for purchase online by going to www.arizonaonstage.org – click upcoming. There is NO service fee. BARK! THE MUSICAL will play for 11 performances at the very comfortable and centrally air-conditioned Beowulf Alley Theatre, July 12-29, 2007. Student/senior discounts are available online by mentioning the word “discount” in the shopping cart. Please note that IDs for senior and student discounts will be checked at the counter. BARK! THE MUSICAL – NO CATS!
PERFECT MUSICAL FUN FOR THE FAMILY
July 12 preview 7:30pm, July 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 8pm, July 15, 22, 29, 2pm and July 29, 6pm