Hemlock Theatre Company Kicks Off Season With Dog Sees God
Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang are back in action on Staten Island as Hemlock Theatre Company kicks off their 2017 season with Dog Sees God at the Little Victory Theatre February 24th through February 26th, 2017.
Dog Sees God is an unauthorized parody that imagines that infamous Peanuts comic strip characters as degenerate teenagers. Every day issues teenagers today face such as drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, sexual relations, rebellion and identity are explored in this parody using the works of Charles M. Schulz. Helming the season opener is Brendan Stackhouse as director with Valerie Caniglia as assistant director. Taking on the iconic characters in parody format are Dan Kriss as CB, Ashley DeLane Burger as CB’s Sister, Nick Easton as Van, Samantha DeSimone as Van’s Sister, Fiona Gannon as Tricia, Michelle Caniglia as Marcy, Anthony Colasuonno as Beethoven and Phil Buccigrossi as Matt. (Pictured Right: The Cast of Dog Sees God in Rehearsal | Photo via Hemlock Theatre Instagram)
Hemlock Theatre Co. came to life in Staten Island following several productions over the course of several years on Staten Island. Beginning in 2010, the group produced the highly successful musical revue titled Broadway: Behind Bars that featured various villains of Broadway and raised over $3,000 for charity. Founded by Wagner College students Jenny Kelly (Pictured Left), Matthew Hosmer and Eric Petillo, the group began knocking out production after production in 2012 when Brendan Stackhouse, another Wagner alum, joined the group. Stackhouse directed Next to Normal, Into The Woods and A Grand Night for Singing: An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein. The company was officially founded in 2014 as the group wished to continue producing and expand their efforts. Since officially forming, the company has produced Cooler Riders: In Concert (Music of Grease 2), Parallel Lives, Down A Hole, Tick, Tick, Boom! and Big Fish.
Hemlock Theatre Company kicks off its 2017 with Dog Sees God this weekend at The Little Victory Theatre. For tickets, visit BookTix.com or email HemlockTheatre@gmail.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. Little Victory Theatre is located at 4089 Victory Boulevard in Staten Island, New York. Performances this weekend are Friday Feb 24th at 8:00