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Mile Square Theatre Draws Crowds with Production of 'Go Dog Go!'

There's one more weekend left to go see Go Dog Go!

Hoboken audiences have one more weekend to catch a performance of Mile Square Theatre’s production of Go Dog Go! On Saturday Oct. 13 and Sunday Oct. 14, the last performances of the children’s production will be performed.

Go Dog Go! is the third production the Hoboken based theater company has put on for young audiences, said Chris O'Connor, Mile Square Theatre's founder and artistic director.

"We do fairly sophisticated theatre and do our darndest not to speak down to kids," O'Connor said.

During the week, schools from the region come to the Monroe Center location of Mile Square Theatre to see Go Dog Go. On the weekends, the general audience attends.

The performance was produced by Paula Ohaus, formerly the theater director for the Hoboken public schools.

O'Connor said that the children's productions have helped draw more Hobokenites to the theater. After taking their children a show, O'Connor said, parents often came back for an adult show.

"To me it’s such a thrill to go into the theater and see everyone really enjoy it," O'Connor said. "It's a really great way to reach out and build an audience."

Building that audience isn't always easy, according to O'Connor. MST has been located at the Monroe Center since 2008 and "it's a big challenge to get the word out about us."

The proximity to New York City and Broadway doesn't make it any easier.

"It's easy to get ignored, next to the city with the best theater in the world," O'Connor said.

The most recent production Mile Square Theatre put on was the play God of Carnage, which was "the most sucessful production to date."

And what to expect in the coming months?

"Our next production is It’s a Wonderful Life," O'Connor said. The show will be the revival of last year's holiday production. After that, the theater company is taking a break until June.

Mile Square Theatre produces three shows a year, as well as the Seventh Inning Stretch.

Tickets to Go Dog Go! Are still available. For more information, visit the Mile Square Theatre's website. There are two performances on Saturday and two performances on Sunday.

Matt October 09, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Very well done. My wife and daughters loved it.
recallbethmason October 09, 2012 at 07:04 PM
sorry but i wont go to anything that is sponsored or affiliated in any way with beth mason
Mom22 October 09, 2012 at 09:58 PM
My son saw this with school and is dying to go back. He and his playmate were singing the songs all afternoon!
Elizabeth DiCandilo October 09, 2012 at 11:33 PM
My 7yo niece and 5yo nephew loved it. I'm glad to be able to share high quality theater with them on this side of the Hudson! Great show.
InfotainMe October 10, 2012 at 12:13 AM
According to legend Groucho Marx was staying at a hotel and was informed by management that he could not go in the pool because he was Jewish. He replied, "Can my son go in up to his waist - he's only half-Jewish." Maybe you can go to the part Beth didn't sponsor. I can't stand her either, but I've had quite a few friends in the theatre, and money is always a struggle.
NoFanOfDawnZ October 10, 2012 at 05:10 PM
With the legal costs you're incurring currently because you use 5 user names to defame Hoboken residents and then you get sued, then add the $2 million dollars you're sure to lose, I doubt you'll be attending anything where there is a fee to enter. Lakewood tent city is about to get another neighbor.
Hobbs October 10, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Sometimes even bad people do good things for all the wrong reasons. :-)
Chris O'Connor October 11, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Dear Friends, This is a wonderful show to share with your kids. We have one more weekend and there are still some tickets available. We hope you can come out, have a great experience with your family, and support local professional theatre! See you at the theatre!
CuriousReplacement October 11, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Hi CuriousPasskeyGal, Too right about that lawsuit. I'm suing the NFL for calling those lousy refs "Replacements." Wish me luck! That Stevens Cooperative tuition ain't getting any cheaper. Private school moms suing their way to a free ride - Dawn's legacy.

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