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See "The Mutt-cracker" at the Vortex

For the past several years, the people and animals of Circus Chickendog have presented our fair city with their own unique take on Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. In their version, the story is told not through ballet but through animal acts and circus performances. 

In addition to the six starring dogs performers (and a scarlet macaw in the title role), The Mutt-cracker (Sweet!) features a number of human performers, including jugglers, unicyclists, musicians and much more.

It's a family-friendly show, told with fun and humor in a fast-paced hour or so; it should be a great choice for fans of holiday shows, animals, or the circus.

The Mutt-cracker (Sweet!) Through January 5 Every night at 6:00 pm Additional shows at 8:30 pm on January 3 and 4 at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Road

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