It won’t be raining cats and dogs this weekend at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, but rather, “Reigning Cats and Dogs,” a musical roast to benefit the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center, Friends of the Animal Center Foundation, and the Johnson County Humane Society. 

The musical extravaganza, directed by June Braverman, will feature local entertainers as well as friends, neighbors, and family members whose starring roles will include those of cats and dogs.  The group will perform parodies of popular songs that have been rewritten to feature lyrics about animals and their owners, such as “Super Cat A Fragalistic” and “Don’t Crate Me In.” Performances will also represent the Young Footliters, Best Buddies of Iowa City High School, Gospel Explosion Church, The Quire, Iowa City Comedy Troupe, Keep on Dancing, Iowa City Hospice, and Combined Efforts.

Shows are scheduled Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. in Building B at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4261 Oak Crest Hill Rd SE. Tickets are available online at or at the door one hour prior to performance time. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students K-12.

For more information, contact Iowa City Animal Services Supervisor Liz Ford at 319-356-5295, ext. 7.

Date of publication

Thursday, August 18, 2016