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Rescue dogs set to steal the show at Nazareth College Arts Center


ROCHESTER -- The Nazareth College Arts Center is proud to present Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience at 7 p.m. May 6 in the Callahan Theater. Paws down-this all-ages show could be the most doggone fun Rochester families have ever had.

Local dog rescue groups, including Lollypop Farm/the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, will share information about their organizations in the Arts Center lobby beginning at 6 p.m.

Visit naz.edu/arts-center/newsroom/ for photos. Chris Perondi is available for advance phone interviews. Media welcome at the performance with advance notice.

Since 1999, the two- and four-legged cast of Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience has delighted audiences of all ages with some of the most incredible stunts ever performed, including big air maneuvers, comedy antics, dancing, juggling, agility feats, and a one-of-a-kind black-light routine. The talented and lovable stars-all rescued from pounds and shelters, and trained using clicker and toy motivation-have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, numerous Animal Planet productions, NatGeo Wild, and more.

Perondi started training dogs as a hobby in 1996. Within three years he had created his first show-which he performed at San Francisco 49ers home games-and by 2000 he and his dogs had been featured in Sports Illustrated and on Monday Night Football. In 2009, Perondi debuted his Stunt Dog Experience stage show, starring a fan-favorite official mascot, Diggy the Dog.

To date, Perondi and his dogs have entertained audiences of all ages at more than 8,000 live performances. With audience participation at every performance, on-stage showdowns, and a chance to interact with some of the performers, Stunt Dog Experience is one of the most popular live-animal shows in North America.

Single tickets to Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience are $25-$35. For tickets call - or visit - the Box Office: 585-389-2170 or order online: naz.edu/arts-center.
The Nazareth College Arts Center Box Office is located on campus at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14618. Regular box office hours are Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm and 11am until curtain time on performance days.

The Nazareth College Arts Center is a non-profit institution whose series sponsors are The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation and M&T Bank. Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience is sponsored by Jim and Flower Leo and Larry and Nancy Peckham.

Since 1967, the Nazareth College Arts Center has served as a venue and educational resource for students, educators, artists, and audiences of all ages to create, study, and experience the visual and performing arts. The Arts Center's subscription series and K-12 school performance series provide area residents of all ages with opportunities to experience world-class dance, multi-cultural entertainment, family programming, music, theatre, and special events. The Departments of Art, Music, and Theatre and Dance present exceptional productions, recitals, and exhibitions, which are open to the public, while preparing students for successful careers in arts-related fields.
The Nazareth College Arts Center is the performance home of the Rochester City Ballet and world-renowned Garth Fagan Dance; and is home to the Bach Children's Chorus.