Harry has everything a little white dog with black spots could want. There’s just one problem: he hates taking baths. He hates them so much, in fact, that one morning he runs away. After a wonderful day spent playing in the dirt, Harry gets so grubby that he turns into a little black dog with white spots… and returns home to find that his family doesn’t recognize him!

ArtsPower’s funny and fast-paced musical, based on the classic book by Gene Zion with illustrations by Margaret Bloy Graham, captures both the whimsical humor and touching dedication to family found in Harry’s story.

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2020-2021 Season
Type: Musical
Grades: K - 2
Performance: 55 minutes
Curriculum connections: Family Relationships, Language/Communication Skills, Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based
Credit: Based on the book, “Harry the Dirty Dog.” Written by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham. Copyright © 1956. Published by Harper Collins, New York, NY. Presented under a special agreement. All rights reserved.

“Harry the Dirty Dog” was really great! Your stage manager was easy to work with and the cast was very enthusiastic. All around, it was a very pleasant experience. I hope we have the chance sometime to once again work together.

Patricia Colosimo, Coordinator of Arts Programming, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA

Just wanted to let you know that “Harry the Dirty Dog” was a crowd favorite, as always!

Diane Angeline, Children’s Series Coordinator, DuPont Theatre, Wilmington, DE

“Harry the Dirty Dog” was wonderful! Your cast and crew worked so professionally with our staff for load-in and load-out! Our house was full, and they all came out smiling and bouncing and clearly charmed by Harry!

Bonnie Thayer, Director of Education, Philharmonic Center, Naples, FL

Thank you! “Harry the Dirty Dog” was a great show and loved by our schools and families!

Tracy Remlinger, Manager of Family Programs, One World Theatre, Austin, TX