Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Howling Over Mutts Gone Nuts

   You might remember when I told you about the gorgeous painting our children gave us for Christmas in the Picture Perfect Gift  post. What I didn’t reveal at the time was this was only part of our gift. 
Tickets for Nuts Gone Mutts
   They also gave us tickets to see the hilarious dog comedy show, Mutts Gone Nuts. (We raised some awesome kids!) 
A foggy view of downtow Houston
   The show was Saturday, March 3 at the Cullen Theater/Wortham Center in Houston. Driving into the city is exciting. There is so much to see and since it was the weekend, traffic wasn’t bad.
Musician sculpture
   Houston has a large theater district where you can see a ballet, an opera, a Broadway touring play and even a zany rescue dog show!
Photo from the Houston Official Program Magazine of Society for the Performing Arts

   Mutts Gone Nuts has appeared all over the world since beginning in 1985 by the comedy duo Scott and Joan Houghton. The show was filled with incredibly talented rescue “Mutts” along with their trainer Samantha Valle. Jonathan Burns is the comedian that keeps the show going during prop changes. Y’all, we were howling with laughter at him. I had tears running down my face every time he was on stage. If he ever appears at a college or comedy club near you, do not miss him! Of course, if you get the chance to see him in Mutts Gone Nuts, that’s even better. 
   You might be wondering about the dogs when they aren’t working. I was happy to know they are regular house dogs living with the Houghtons. The dogs became part of their act after they began fostering for a local rescue group in their off season. They use practical reward-based training and I saw lots of treats being handed out during the show. It is obvious the dogs love performing.
Marquee of The Wortham Center


   We had a wonderful afternoon at the theater and look forward to seeing another show soon. The Mutts Gone Nuts tour includes venues across America. I highly recommend it for a seriously funny good time! Follow the show on Facebook.
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21 comments :

  1. that was a super nice gift and we would like to see this show too.... the mama wants the statue they have in front of the opera... she ist nuts too LOL

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  2. Sounds like a lotta fun!

    And I've heard driving into Houston as a lot of things, but exciting isn't one of em. BOL! Guess it helps when ya aren't in rush hour.

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  3. What a PAWSOME show!!!! Was it as good as the title suggested???
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  4. Saw you talking about this on FB, Sounds like a real fun show. What a great gift.

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  5. Wow - it looks like a fabulous show to see! You sure do have the bestest kids!

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  6. Lots of action entertainment and laughter going on there for you all. A wonderful treat (pardon pun) for a birthday. Now I wonder if they do a 'Cats Mad Half Hour' show???
    Purrs
    ERin

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  7. That looks like such a fun show! I'd never heard of it before. What a great gift from your kids!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  8. omg that looks like so much fun!! I have to check their tour and see if they are coming our way. Thank you for sharing! That was the perfect gift for you!! xoxo

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  9. What a great show ! That looks like a lot of fun ! Purrs

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  10. O MY DOGS....what a wonderful gift. I think I heard you 2 loling all the way over here.
    WOW. I must keep an eye out for Mutts Gone Wild appearing near me.
    Loved it all but the double jump rope amazing
    Hugs Cecilia

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  11. What a great gift. We love to see happy dogs performing. They always seem to love applause. And treats, of course.

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  12. Wow! What a cool show! Mom is going to check to see if they are coming to our neck of the woods. What a great present!

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  13. Now that looks like a whole big bunch of fun!

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  14. Mom would love to see that show - those dogs are amazing!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  15. What a fun show!! Putting it on our "list" for sure!

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  16. What a wonderful way to show how dogs can be rescued and end up having a wonderful life. I love how Samantha Valle trains and cares for her dogs.

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  17. Such a wonderful gift-the gift of laughter. How fun!

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  18. Fun fun fun!!! we love watching the dog acts that are on America's got talent
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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