The VORTEX presents The Mutt-Cracker (Sweet!) Promo Trailer [scarlet macaw]

DECEMBER 21, 2017-JANUARY 7, 2018
4:30pm and 6:30pm (2 shows per night) Presented by Presented by The VORTEX and Circus Chickendog

For the 7th year, our favorite canines and circus artists transform The VORTEX for the holidays with a fabulously fun show for All Ages. This year’s production once again stars five brilliant and talented rescue dogs (Mouse, Moose, Coyote, Squirrel, and Skeeter) and a talking scarlet macaw (Lauren MaCaw).) Darren Peterson brings his masterful juggling and unicycling, as well his gifted dog training. Joining Darren with the magic of diabolo is Etienne Chauzy.

The Mutt-Cracker (SWEET!) provides the most extraordinary original, holiday entertainment in Austin for the holidays at The VORTEX. Bring the whole family!

VORTEX artists return to support our canine friends. Directed by Nathan Porteshawver. Melissa Vogt wrote the original script and is a featured performer, joined by Mick D’arcy, Patricia Wappner, Monica Kurtz, and Sandie Donzica.

Tyler Mabry’s live original score also includes bits of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite. Vikki Schwarz joins Tyler on piano. Set design by Ann Marie Gordon. Lighting Design Amy Lewis. Stage management by Suzanne Smith.

$35 Priority Seating , $25 General Admission , $15 Discount/Child/Artist/Student/Senior
Advanced Reservations Recommended. Limited seating. Previous years have sold out in advance.
Blue Star Theatre: Discounts for Military, Veterans, and their families.
Radical Rush Free Tickets: Limited free tickets for each performance in the spirit of sustainability, accessibility, and the gift economy. Radical Rush tickets released at 7pm each night--in-person only.
Family fun for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
No shows on December 24-26, January 2-3

Circus Chickendog is an Austin-based troupe that has been entertaining audiences for decades. Previously featured nationally on David Letterman, Pet Star, and Donny and Marie, Circus Chickendog performs regularly in Austin at The Institution Theater.
scarlet macaw