The East Bay Children’s Theatre is going to the dogs with a fresh take on the classic tale of Cinderella.

Bay Area composer and playwright Ron Lytle has reFURbished the popular fairy tale featuring an all-dog (with the exception of Cinderella’s fairy god-mouser, who happens to be a cat). The play follows Cinderella as she goes from life in the doghouse to "best in show" at the Bow Wow Ball, where she lands herself a prince with the proper pedigree.

“Cinderella - Gone to the Dogs!” will be presented at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 22, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., on Sunday, March 29, at the Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek; and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Sunday, April 5, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Pleasanton.

Theatergoers who come in costume will have an opportunity to have their pictures taken on stage with the cast after the performances. Tickets are $12-22, and are available at