Mutts Gone Nuts – Canine cabaret & pet palooza

From staff reports

Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. The USCB Center for the Arts invites you to Mutts Gone Nuts! Canine Cabaret for one day only – 2 and 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 13.

From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. Deemed “A Must See” by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks. When the dogs take a break, comedian-contortionist Jonathan Burns demonstrates a goofy, nerdy persona that’s elevated by his ability to fold his body in ways that would send most of us to the chiropractor — or emergency room.

In addition to Mutts Gone Nuts, there will be a “Pet Palooza” on the lawn featuring adoptable pets from local facilities, a photo contest of your favorite pet, and more.

Since 1985, comedy duo Scott and Joan Houghton have brought their unique blend of physical comedy and circus arts to audiences from Las Vegas to Tokyo. They spent three years with country star Lee Greenwood at his theater in Tennessee and seven years as the featured comedy act at Dolly Parton’s Theaters in Branson, Orlando and Myrtle Beach.

In 2005, the duo turned their attention to creating a comedy dog act, Mutts Gone Nuts. Their nine amazing canine partners are all adopted from animal shelters and rescues. Using all positive, reward-based training methods, the Houghton’s look for what the dogs like to do naturally and cultivate those talents. They attempt to match wits with their mischievous mutts in a family-friendly performance that leaves audiences howling for more.


What: Mutts Gone Nuts

When: 2 and 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 13

Where: USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort

Tickets: Tickets are $22 for Adults, $20 for Seniors and $18 for Students. Visit USCBCenterForTheArts.com. Attendance is limited. Masks are required inside CFA.

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