Originally scheduled to close March 6, MCC Theater has extended Space Dogs for a second time; it will now run through March 20. The new musical written by and starring Van Hughes (Burn All Night) and Nick Blaemire (Glory Days) tells the story of Laika, a stray dog sent into space by a Russian scientist during the Cold War.
Behind the Lyrics, a special one-night event has also been announced. Immediately following the March 7 performance, Hughes and Blaemire will take audiences deep into their songwriting for the show including their process, influences, collaboration, and bits of what did not make it into the show. The event is included in tickets purchased for that night's performance.
Hughes and Blaemire add to their performances of human characters using an assortment of puppets, stuffed animals, and instruments to tell the story. They also recently produced the original cast album with executive producer Kurt Deutsch. It is now available through Ghostlight Records.
The creative team includes director Ellie Heyman, scenic designer Wilson Chin, costume designer Haydee Zelideth Atuñano, lighting designer Mary Ellen Stebbins, sound designer Nathan Leigh, projection designers Stefania Bulbarella and Alex Basco Koch, puppet and props designer Amanda Villalobos, choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie, and production stage manager Katherine Wallace. Noah Kieserman is the production's understudy and casting is by The Telsey Office's Geoff Josselson.
For tickets and more information, visit MCCTheater.org.