Animals are featured for the next performance at NM Tech’s Macey Center, but a very different variety from those previously announced.
The Performing Arts Series (PAS) had scheduled State Street Ballet’s Jungle Book which has been canceled. Instead, Ronna Kalish, PAS director, is bringing Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix, a slapstick comedy act featuring a dozen dogs, most of them adopted from a shelter or pound. The show is scheduled for Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
The act has appeared at Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus, on David Letterman, at Disneyland and even the White House. Johnny Peers leads the dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks as he plays the straight man.
Johnny Peers is a Ringling Brother Clown College graduate who has been working with dogs since he got his first mutt, Freckles, a Beagle mix from the Humane Society.
The cast of canines perform maneuvers on all four legs, on hind legs and stand on front legs. They hurdle obstacles; they dance; they jump rope, skateboard, climb ladders, walk a “high-wire” tight rope – including one act in which two dogs cross each other along the way.
It’s a show that is sure to have the whole family howling with laughter. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for children; and free to NM Tech students. For more information, visit nmt.edu/pas or email [email protected] or call 575-835-5688.