Meritrust is honored to be the VIP Sponsor for tonightâ€™s Lied Center performance of Olate Dogs. Weâ€™re proud to support the Lied Center and its world-class performances that are shared with the community. Meritrust joins with Lawrence in celebrating this organization and the arts.
APR 27 | Olate Dogs
There will be a 20-minute intermission during this performance. The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America’s Got Talent, capturing the $1,000,000 prize. Since that day, their lives have been a non-stop roller-coaster! Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced act filled with doggie-friendly, amazing pet tricks. The live theatrical show includes the famous rope-jumping, twirling, spinning and fun-loving dogs made famous on America’s Got Talent…but there’s much more. The Olate Dogs use slides and a jump rope as good as any playground expert, and they fall into a conga line with perfect synchronicity and perform flawless backflips. With a doggy fashion show, a classic comedic routine by Richard Olate, music by Nicholas Olate and amazing cycling and juggling by his wife, the show is fun for children and adults of all ages. The America’s Got Talent win in 2012 helped launch the Olate Dogs into stardom! As a part of their accolades from the show, the Olate Dogs won a headlining stint at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. And, in the past year, they’ve appeared on numerous NBA telecasts, performing at halftime for the 2016 NBA World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, 2015 World Champion Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Clippers and a host of others. Fans can often catch them on TV performing at NCAA football and basketball halftime shows, as well as major and minor league baseball games. While on tour, they spend much of their time supporting dog rescues and animal shelters, bringing awareness to the need for families to rescue and adopt stray dogs and pets. The Olate family story is a unique “only in America,” rags to riches journey. These sweet, funny, talented dogs and their entertaining owners/handlers have been capturing hearts across the world since Richard Olate developed his act on the streets of his native country, Chile. Richard Olate, a third-generation circus performer in the spotlight since he was 12, began rescuing stray dogs from the street and training them to be part of his amateur show. Through hard work and constant struggle, he made it to the United States at the age of 33. Richard’s dream to have his own dog variety show came true with the family performing hundreds of dates on national tours. Today, the Olate family continues to rescue dogs and train them to become part of their professional troupe. The Olate Dogs travel across the continent, amazing audiences with their talents and supporting dog rescues and shelters all across America. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Olatedogs Website: www.olatedogs.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/olatedogs