- $19 for one main floor or balcony ticket (up to $35 value)
- Click to view the seating chart
- How they got famous: by winning Season 7 of America’s Got Talent, thus earning the show’s $1 million prize and a headlining gig at The Palazzo
- Their alpha dogs: Richard Olate and his son, Nicholas, who conduct every performance
- The best part of their act: most of the dogs are rescued from shelters
- Where else you might see the pooches: during timeouts and halftimes at sporting events; headlining venues on their own cross-country tours; bringing a newspaper to you in the parking lot before the show
The Riverside Theater
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.