Mutt-Cracker (Sweet)

Mutt-Cracker (Sweet)


The Mutt-Cracker (SWEET!)

Directed by Asaf Ronan
Presented by The VORTEX and Circus Chickendog


This year’s production follows Clara’s fantasy voyage through circus-themed worlds inhabited by jugglers, dancers, puppets, villains, and of course six brilliant and talented rescue dogs. Additional highlights include a talking scarlet macaw (Lauren Macaw), a multiple world-record holding juggler (Scott Sorenson), unicycling (Darren Peterson), balancing and ballet, a live jazz piano arrangement of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite, original songs, and much more. The Mutt-Cracker (SWEET!) provides the most extraordinary original, holiday entertainment.

The VORTEX is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at