D is for Dog: 1950s TV Meets Horror and Sci-Fi at Studio Stage
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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If "I Love Lucy" & "Stepford Wives" had a perfect, post-apocalyptic child it might be "D is for Dog".
Horrific, larger-than-life-size puppets make for a compelling second act.
Rogue Artists can always be counted on for incorporating amazingly designed and handled adult-themed puppets into what are essentially human shows.
Do not plan your child's Birthday Party here.
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“The suspenseful plot evokes The Twilight Zone and Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles and hinges on three unforgettable life-sized puppets. Like the best science fiction, D Is for Dog gains its power from the vulnerability of its characters, human or not.” -The Los Angeles Times
“A riveting sci-fi tale that, like the best of that genre, comes off as frighteningly prescient. What makes this production so distinctive… is its staging … The menacing life-size puppets are spooky enough to haunt one’s nightmares for a very long time.” —LA Weekly (Go!)
“It’s captivating, funny, mysterious and scary … all at the same time. You never quite know what to expect with this odd cast of characters, including life size puppets! You won’t want to miss this uniquely entertaining theatre piece.” —KPCC
“D Is For Dog retains the striking design elements the Rogues are known for but has pared down the amount. This show focuses instead on a deceptively simple story and a terrific cast, delivering a sci-fi black comedy that ultimately sucker punches the audience in the heart.” -"LAist.com ":http://laist.com/2011/07/08/d_is_for_dog_succeeds_as_impressive.php
In the seemingly innocent home of the Rogers family, life is like a 1950s sitcom…or is it? All is not as perfect as it seems. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and their two darling children, Dick and Jane, must face their history and identity before it is too late, with only mysterious phone calls and a forbidden book as clues. D is for Dog explores the themes of family loyalty and compassion using iconic imagery from 1950s television blended with startling elements of horror and science fiction. Mixing puppetry, live actors, original music and video projection, the play takes audiences from the absurd to the terrifying, and everywhere in-between.