LIMA — A show that combines canines and comedy will return to Veterans Memorial Civic Center this weekend to open up the 2019-2020 season.
“Mutts Gone Nuts” features several dogs and their handlers doing tricks that can include jumping through hoops, balancing acts and evening howling sing-alongs.
All of the dogs in the show were once shelter animals as well, spreading the message of the importance of adoption.
“These are canines that were shelter animals that have been rescued and are now on stage to entertain and spread information about how often there are animals in shelters that can use a home,” said Abe Ambroza, Civic Center chief executive officer. “At the same time, the humans on stage are very entertaining, so they will be giving some nice comedy to add to the show. It’s a lot of fun, the dogs are very talented and the show is choreographed and organized in a very entertaining and funny way.”
“Mutts Gone Nuts” was on the schedule two seasons ago, and Ambroza said it was, and continues to be, a big hit.
“It’s one of our very affordable options we have here,” he said. “Last time it was here, there was a great quality of the show for a good price.”
Tickets are priced between $15 and $30.
ArtSpace/Lima will be hosting some dog-themed art activities for children and face painting prior to the show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its location, 65-67 Town Square, Lima. Those activities are free.
Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.