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You can still catch ‘Dr. Dolittle’ online

Have animals been talking to you? If so, you should have seen “Dr. Dolittle.” Tommy Tune created this Broadway musical for children of all ages. It has a lot of dancing, music and fun. It was at the Tucson Music Hall last month.

It’s about an animal doctor who talks to animals in all of their different languages. At the beginning, he and Lady Emma Fairfax really don’t like each other. But at the end of the story, they get married.

There are a lot of neat special effects from a disco ball to a huge pink sea snail. There aren’t any real animals on stage, but they have a dog, horse, parrot, pig, seal and a two-headed llama called a Pushmi/Pullyu that are made to move and talk like they’re real. A real human named Aaron Burr, plays the dancing monkey, Chi Chi.

There are many adventures when they all travel on a ship, and then it’s wrecked in the middle of a big storm.

Near the end, Dr. Dolittle flies home from Monkey-MonkeyIsland on the back of a huge lunar moth. I really think you would have liked this show.

If you missed the show, go online to listen to the music and to see the cast and characters.

The Web site is: www.doctordolittlethemusical.com.




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