The Kids Left, the Dog Died. Now What?

By Carole Caplan-Lonner

Directed by Rob Connor

The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is a musical comedy that salutes those valiantly struggling with divorce on their hands, gravity on their bodies, grandchildren on their self-images and the dating scene on their egos. The risks and uncertainties of being alive come alive through song and scene. Aging gracefully is the final frontier! This entertaining musical about those facing a host of midlife crises first premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2007. The show takes a humorous and heartfelt look at the day-to-day concerns of the over-fifty "empty-nester" crowd, including everything from retirement, AARP and dating to divorce, plastic surgery and grandparenting.

Produced by Beloit Civic Theatre at Elizabeth Reinholz Theater, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St., Beloit

Performances: September 28 - October 7, 2023

Performance Times:
September 28, 29, and 30, and October 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m.
September 30 and October 1 and 7 at 3 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $10

Call 608-362-1595 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions for the BCT fall musical will be on July 31 and August 1
at 7 p.m. at the Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre at 1225 Fourth Street in Beloit. Rob Connor will direct. If you wish to audition but are unable to be present on the above dates, you may email the director at to arrange an earlier date and time.
He can also be reached at 608 751-9731
Since the show is about “empty nesters” we need at least two males and two females (ages 40+). The cast size is flexible. You are asked to bring a song to sing.