Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Go Dog Go!

We just got back from BYU Young Company's production of Go Dog Go! It was held at the Covey Arts Center in Provo. I thought about taking Will since Go Dog Go! is one of his favorite books, but was a little hesitant about whether or not he would be interested in a play version. I have only taken Will once to the movies, Wall-E. And even though he loved the movie he still asked every 10 minutes to go home. He just didn't understand why we couldn't go home and watch the movie there.

After talking to a few people that had gone to the Jungle Book production they did last year, I figured the discount tickets I could get from work would be worth the try. My mom, sister Maiken and her daughter Lucia went with us. I'm glad we did because Will loved it.

He sat like this the whole time. When it was done the cast came out and you could go onstage and meet them and take photos. I was very shocked when Will said he wanted to go up and meet his favorite, the green dog (the only male cast member). When we got up on stage he wouldn't go anywhere near the green dog. I tried taking Will's picture with the green dog behind us, and of course a couple of other kids got in the shot right as I took it.

The green dog saw what I was trying to do and started crawling behind Will to get in the picture without him knowing. And wouldn't you know it, just as I went to take the photo, Will walked out of the shot.

Oh well, still a fun time. It's nice taking a kid to a play designed for kids so you don't have to worry as much about a kid being a kid during a play. Even though Will was very good, just sat staring with a slight grin on his face. It was funny to hear little kids yelling out "go do go" and other things from the book. Will was a little disappointed that there wasn't a ferris wheel or helicocker like in the book, and on the way home told me there wasn't a fire dog (dalmation) in the book like there was in the play. But I think a very sucessful first time theater experience.


Britta said...

That sounds like a lot of fun - if you ever get a Bob The Builder type show, I'm sure he'd be good for that too.

Susie said...

helicocker? Typo? Freaudian slip?

Kari said...

I guess I should have explained, that's how Will pronounces helicopter. Funny thing is that was one of my first words and I said it the same way.