Salt Lake Acting Company provided our family with Art Dog tickets and tickets for the giveaway. All thoughts, opinions and love of SLAC are mine. But I’m happy to share.
*** Get $3 OFF your ticket price if you mention my blog or use code ISTHISREALLYMYLIFE at SaltLakeActingCompany.org! ***
Do you remember how much we LOVED A Year with Frog and Toad performed by Salt Lake Acting Company last year? It was magical and all kinds of fun.
Don’t believe me? Read the review and see what my kids had to say.
This year we were invited for a return visit to SLAC to enjoy their current production, ART DOG.
From December 4th until the 23rd, Salt Lake Acting Company will perform ART DOG, a play based on the popular—and colorful—book by Thacher Hurd. By day, Arthur Dog is a mild-mannered museum guard; by night, he is Art Dog, 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.
Director Penelope Caywood, who has directed six of SLAC’s seven children’s plays says, “ART DOG is doggone fun! The idea of a hero who uses painting instead of punches to win the day is a brush stroke of genius. It makes me wish I’d written it. So I feel really lucky that at least I get to direct it.”
Doggone fun aside, one of my favorite things about Salt Lake Acting Company is the venue. It is one of the most delightful playhouses in Salt Lake County. The staff are welcoming and in costume, the theater is cozy and familiar, and the milk & cookies party before the play is always a hit.
Friday night they even had someone on hand ready to turn children into fellow Art Dogs!
Livi opted for a cat because she’s not one to follow a crowd. Like, ever.
Though our oldest two weren’t quite as entranced by ART DOG as they were by A Year with Frog and Toad, it had nothing to do with the actors, the script or the stage (phenomenal as usual) and everything to do with the target audience. With a 45-minute run-time and a picture book written for children ages 4 and up, ART DOG is definitely geared to the younger set. That’s not to say we didn’t all laugh out loud at some point and thoroughly enjoyed the amazing musical talent because we so totally did all of that.
During the play’s run, the SLAC lobby will be filled to the brim with artwork from the young artists of Bad Dog Arts. We had so much fun wandering the halls looking at the amazing and varied art from artists of all ages. Next to the criminals in ART DOG (Janessa, you’re the best!), that may have been my kids’ favorite part of the night!
If you’re looking for a great family-friendly activity to do during the holidays, add Salt Lake Acting Company’s ART DOG to the list. Tickets always go quickly so get them ASAP and don’t forget to mention my blog (or use the code ISTHISREALLYMYLIFE online) to get $3 OFF each ticket!
You’ll find details on showtimes, tickets and box office info below.
Performance Dates & Times
December 4 – 7:00 PM
December 5 & 6 – 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM
December 11 – 7:00 PM
December 12 & 13 – 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM
December 18 – 7:00 PM
December 19 thru 23 – 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC)
168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City
Children $15; Adults $25
* Discounts available for groups of ten or more.
Box Office: 801-363-7522
Open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Mon thru Fri