‘Dog Loves Books’ performs at Meyer Theater

Two actresses from the play “Dog Loves Books” perform at Meyer Theater Feb. 25.
Elementary school students from Monroe County sit in Meyer Theater to watch “Dog Loves Books.”
An actress from the play “Dog Loves Books” performs at Meyer Theater Feb. 25.

Over 850 elementary school kids from Monroe County came to MCCC’s Meyer Theater Feb. 25.

The young students saw “Dog Loves Books,” a musical adapted from Louise Yates’ New York Times bestseller.

The musical follows Dog, a dog who really loves books and decides to open his own bookstore. To sell books he acts out the stories for his customers.

Tom Ryder, coordinator of campus and community events, said the crowd consisted of students from kindergarten to third grade as well as the Young 5’s program.

Jason Young, a system and security administrator, said his son, Jaylin, was in attendance for the show.

“I’m glad they get to have experiences outside of the classroom,” Young said.

Ryder said the college has hosted kids shows for over 30 years.

“Dog Loves Books” had three shows throughout the day, two during the day for local schools and a third in the evening for general admission.