Laguna Playhouse presents The Perfect Dog musical this weekend

Laguna Playhouse is pleased to present The Perfect Dog, The Musical this weekend, with music and lyrics by David Abbinanti, book by Jill Abbinanti, and inspired by the book The Perfect Dog by John O’Hurley. 

This heartwarming musical about man’s best friend and their people is sure to be treasured by dog lovers and non-dog lovers alike. Performances will begin on Friday, Jan 17 and continue through the 19th. 

Laguna Playhouse The Perfect Dog

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“The Perfect Dog, The Musical” will perform this weekend (Jan 17 through 19) at Laguna Playhouse

Sam, a 12-year old perfectionist, is searching for a flawless dog to enter in the town’s dog contest. Unable to find a canine that measures up, Sam must resort to training the family dog, Max, who is less than eager to obey commands. 

With all the wonderful kinds of dogs in the world, is there really just one kind that is better than all the rest? John O’Hurley’s delightfully charming and Seuss-like book answers that question with a surprisingly perfect answer.

David Abbinanti (Broadway’s Saturday Night Fever and Ring of Fire) and Jill Abbinanti (TV’s Law & Order: SVU and Pan Am) have transformed this delightful story into a Theatre for Young Audiences musical about perfectionism, friendship, and the acceptance of others. 

The Perfect Dog, The Musical marks Playhouse Director of Education and Outreach Dylan Russell’s Playhouse directorial debut. Russell states, “We’re very excited to be presenting this wonderfully touching story about the relationships between dogs and their people. Laguna Playhouse is a dog-friendly environment, and we are well aware of how many perfect dogs there are!”

Performances will be Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m.

Tickets range from $28 for adults and $18 for youth under 15 and can be purchased online at or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Group discounts are available by calling (949) 497-2787 ext. 229. Prices subject to change.

The Laguna Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Dr. 

The show is produced by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.