Harry The Dirty Dog

Tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. Play starts at 3 p.m.

Written by Gene Zion and with distinctive illustrations by Margaret Bloy Graham, Harry the Dirty Dog has captivated young people since 1956 with the misadventures of its lovable -- if somewhat dingy -- canine hero.   Acclaimed producer ArtsPower National Touring Theatre is bringing this classic book to the stage.  Harry the Dirty Dog will bring smiles to the faces of audiences everywhere with its fun-filled plot and inspiring message.


Harry has a white coat, black spots, and a very loving family.  He is, generally speaking, one of the happiest little dogs around.  There aren't many things Harry doesn't like...but baths are certainly on the list!  So when the time comes for his wash, Harry's only option is to bury his scrub brush and run away from home.


He passes a marvelous day getting as messy as possible:  he plays in dirt, in coal, in all the grimiest and most wonderful places imaginable.  Exhausted, he comes back home at last -- only to discover that his family doesn't recognize him!  His efforts have turned him from a white dog with black spots into a black dog with white spots.  Now what is Harry to do?  Why didn't he think before how important his family was to him?  And how can he show them who he really is?

This concert is part of Thrasher's "Arts in Action" Holiday Series. In honor of Harry the Dirty Dog, we'll collect donations for the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter. Please bring something along to the concert and help make a difference. 

This project is supported by grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Alliant Energy Foundation, and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Accommodations provided by the Heidel House Resort and Spa.

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3:00 p.m.  (Doors open at 2:15 p.m. )

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