While the SuperDogs continue to invent fun ways to amaze and amuse audiences, the production company behind them, Spot On Entertainment, is rolling out some exciting new shows for 2016 and beyond! Woof, Rock and Roll is the theme of our show this year, combining the energy of rock and roll with the excitement of the SuperDogs in a fully-lit, musically charged theatrical production.
But did you know we also have a scaled-down show for smaller venues and outdoor spaces called SuperDogs SuperJocks? This fast-paced, agility-based show highlights the athletic abilities of a wide range of SuperDogs, from big to little, fast to funny, presented in the playful way audiences have come to expect from the SuperDogs complete with our pre- and post-show activations. But the smaller complement of trainers, fewer props and shorter show-length help keep the cost to the buyer down while still netting all the advantages of a nationally recognized brand.
And if you have horses at your event, you might be interested to know that we offer two canine/equine events called Hoof N’ Woof. The first, our horse-and-dog relay, is an English-style event, and was featured in prime-time on TSN2 this past December. A course for the horse (of course) is laid out around the perimeter of the ring, and a course for the SuperDogs is built at the center. When the horse has finished his run, a SuperDog explodes off the podium to run his course, and the pair with the best combined time wins. The quiet, respectful attention audiences give each horse as he completes his course is immediately broken by an arena full of screaming kids cheering on their SuperDog to the finish line. The second version of Hoof N’ Woof is a Western style competition, wherein junior riders compete against the SuperDogs in barrel racing, pole bending and jumping. Both of these events are fun for the whole family, while at the same time being inexpensive additions to any horse-related programming.
Also in the Fall of 2016 we’re rolling out a brand new theatrical production celebrating the holidays called The Muttcracker. This 90-minute show combines the loveable SuperDogs with some of Quebec’s well-known circus artists and a mise-en-scene by cirque choreographers to bring out the magic of the season in a whole new way. Moreover, by taking this arena show to strategic markets in the offseason we’re elevating our branding at fairs and offering our fair customers an opportunity for revenue as a co-production.
Finally, while all of this is happening, we’re deep into planning a birthday bash of epic proportions celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017! Ohh Canada! is a unique, one-of-a-kind production featuring live performances, multi-media visuals and real-time interactive social media… but no SuperDogs. Audiences will take a trip across Canada and through 150 years of history in this pulse-pounding, purely Canadian entertainment experience that is adaptable, customizable and scalable for different venues, show lengths and budgets. They’ll witness Canada’s evolution through variety entertainment with a celebrity host as we travel across the country showcasing the very best talent from each region. From the foot-stomping Celtic dancing of Cape Breton, to the legendary circus acts of Quebec, to the groundbreaking magic in Manitoba, to the spectacular Western acts of the prairies, to the extreme sport daredevils of B.C., and more! Adding scripted cameos on projection screens featuring Canadian actors, athletes and celebrities makes this show an unprecedented celebration of Canada’s past, present and future.
We’re extremely excited about these shows and more! Looking forward to generating happy customers with all of you in the coming months.