Spot is an imaginative and enthusiastic puppy who delights in the simplest of things, from playing hide-and-seek to receiving mail. Based on Eric Hill’s popular picture books, Spot and his friends show kindness and character through their adventures. Young children will identify with Spot’s love of his family and his desire for comfort, and he just may encourage the rest of us to take a fresh look at life.
“This world premiere is a bright, fun show with original music, innovative puppetry and imaginative props. I hope that it sparks imaginations and inspires young readers.” – SCT Artistic Director Linda Hartzell
Eve Alvord Theatre
For Ages 2 to 7
This production has past.
“a bright, fun show with original music, innovative puppetry and imaginative props”
Linda Hartzell (SCT Artistic Director)
Ages 2-7 - As in the Eric Hill books, Spot is an adorable puppy with fun-loving energy, a simple storyline and accessible language for very young children, but exciting for all ages.
Curriculum Connections: Friendship, Animals, Family, Creative Play, Reading, Puppetry, Imagination, Curiosity, Exploration, Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes (including 15 intermission)
Cast and Design Team
The ensemble cast includes SCT regulars Greg Allen (Lyle the Crocodile), Jennifer Sue
Johnson (Dr. Suess’s The Cat in the Hat), Jayne Muirhead (The Wizard of Oz), Don Darryl Rivera
(Harold and the Purple Crayon), Hugh Hastings (The Wizard of Oz), Vickielee Wohlbach (Dot &
Ziggy) and Michael Feldman (The Wizard of Oz). The all-new production features Choreography by
Marianne Roberts, Musical Direction by David Duvall, Scenic Design by Jennifer Lupton,
Costume Design by Deborah Trout, Lighting Design by Greg Sullivan, Puppet Design by Annett
Mateo, Sound Design by Chris R. Walker, and Fight Choreography by Geoff Alm.
In this world premiere musical, Eric Hill’s Spot the loveable puppy bounds through life. Every day activities are celebrated to the fullest and complemented with theatrical surprises.
True to the treasured books, Spot plays hide and seek with friends, including Steve the monkey, Helen the hippo and a silly trio of penguins. He enjoys bumper car rides during a day at the circus with his grandparents. He meets Mr. Kangaroo who is struggling with his kite on a windy day.
Incredible transformations occur as Spot searches for his missing bone. Toys spring to life on their own accord as Spot searches his toy box. When he examines his dresser drawer, the furniture evolves into a magical castle where Spot becomes both prince and princess. A forest springs up around the puppy as he goes for a walk in the woods.
The adventures and possibilities seem endless until Spot snuggles into his cozy bed, blanketed by the love of his family.