The Olate Dogs coming to Orpheum Theater


Fresh from a championship run on "America's Got Talent" and a flurry of nationwide appearances at NBA, major basketball games and other star-studded events, The Olate Dogs are bringing their fast-paced, family-friendly variety show to the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux Falls on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale at the KELOland Box Office at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center,, or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. VIP tickets are $60 and include premium seating, after-show meet and greet and photo opportunity with the Olate dogs, and a gift bag from tour sponsor, Halo Foods. Regular ticket prices are $30 and $20. There is a $5 discount for kids 12 and under.

Hot off the highly rated Thanksgiving “Cause for Paws” television special with Hilary Swank and a plethora of A-Listers, The Olate Dogs are true “spokes dogs” for the all rescue canines everywhere. Father Richard, son Nicholas and The Olate Dogs are best known for winning the $1 million prize on Season 7 of “America’s Got Talent.” The Olate Dogs are also movie stars. Their first film, “Le Sauvetage (The Rescue),” was met with great acclaim, opening the Sonoma Film Festival in April 2014 and appearing at Court Metrage, Festival de Cannes in France in May 2014. Watch "Le Sauvetage" at

“Dog’s Best Friend,” the second film in their #RescueFilm series, has just been released. It was created by Peter McEvilley to celebrate rescue pets and promote pet adoption nationwide.

Richard and Nicholas and their Olate Dogs do stunts and tricks that amaze and delight. Now they have taken their talents to another level and are presenting this fantastic variety show to family audiences and rave reviews.

Father Richard grew up in South America in a poor family. A third generation circus performer in the spotlight since he was 12, through hard work and constant struggle he made it to the United States at the age of 33. His dream to have his own dog variety show has come true. In addition to his Olate Dogs gig, son Nicholas is a sought-after recording artist, having release his first project, Think Big on Domo Music Group earlier this year.

Many of the Olate dogs are rescues from shelters. The Olate Dogs can currently be seen at NBA halftimes and touring the country making kids of all ages laugh and smile.