FLINT – Flint Youth Theatre›s First Stage series presents ArtsPower’s production of Harry The Dirty Dog for young children and their families, Nov. 7. Harry The Dirty Dog has everything a little white dog with black spots could want, but he hates taking baths. To avoid bath time he runs away and spends the day playing in the dirt. He gets so grubby that when he returns home looking like a little black dog with white spots, his family doesn’t recognize him! This new musical, based on the classic book by Gene Zion with illustrations by Margaret Bloy Graham, captures both the whimsical humor and touching dedication to family. This popular play has been delighting audiences around the country and is in mid-Michigan for one day only, on stage at FYT on Friday, November 7, at 7:00 P.M.
First Stage series sponsors are Dr. Venkat Rao and Dr. Rama Rao. Media sponsor for the First Stage series is WCMU Public Broadcasting. Through public performances, school matinees and acting classes, Flint Youth Theatre’s resident professional company serves students age 3 through college, and audiences of children and families, teens and adults throughout Mid-Michigan. The First Stage series helps families build lasting memories together by introducing young children to the wonder and magic of live theatre. These plays for very young children delight and surprise, teach valuable lessons, and encourage imagination, and creativity. Tailored for children age three and up and their families, this series is a great first step in a life-long journey of celebrating the arts. Tickets for Harry The Dirty Dog are $10 per person and are available at Flint Youth Theatre, by calling 810-237-1530 or online at www.FlintYouthTheatre.org. This play is best suited for ages 3 and up. — G.G.