Dogs take centre stage at Segal Centre

SuperDogs the Musical will feature 20 dogs doing agility stunts

Dogs take centre stage at Segal Centre

Photo courtesy of SpotOn Entertainment and the President’s Choice SuperDogs

After a year and a half of dimming its lights, the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts is once again alive with the sound of music, human voices, and …. barking dogs.

The recently announced premiere of SuperDogs the Musical tells the heartwarming story of a young girl and her rescue dog who dreams of joining the elite team of talented performance canines.

Furry, four-legged stars

Billed as part musical and part stunt-dog spectacle, it will feature 20 dogs wowing the audience with agility stunts. These furry friends are part of President’s Choice SuperDogs, family pets from across Canada that have entertained millions live and on television with their family-friendly productions. The dogs have appeared in feature films, TV specials, and one dog has even competed on America’s Got Talent. The talent pool is made of up of more than 150 dogs that tour with their owners/trainers; 40 per cent were adopted from the SPCA or local shelters.

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Directed by Sara Rodriguez, the production will combine the storytelling and buoyancy of a musical complete with a cast and a score. Artistic and Executive Director Lisa Rubin says it will be a unique experience that will have the energy and entertainment of a stunt show, and will deliver a high-level theatrical experience.

Safety protocols

The show will bring some much-needed rejuvenation to the holidays after a year of cancelled celebrations and virtual get-togethers. Though capacity limits have now been lifted for venues with assigned seating, protocols will in place to ensure the safety of audience members. Vaccine passports for those 12 and up will be mandatory, and masks will be worn for the duration of the show. There will also be controlled entrances and exits, as well as sanitization available throughout the venue.

The show will open on November 28 and run until December 19 at the Sylvan Adams Theatre.

For tickets or for more information visit, segalcentre.org.