RugBugsSnugOpening2016Hickory – The RugBug Theatre@HCT, the youth performance troupe at the Hickory Community Theatre, is beginning performances of the second show of its summer season this Thursday, with ”Snig the Magic Dog.”

“Snug the Magic Dog” tells the story of poor Quinn, the new kid in town. It’s the first day of school and Quinn has no friends. Then suddenly, a dog with one white paw appears! Its name is Snug and the white paw is magic! It’s not long before Snug helps Quinn find new friends and discover a hidden treasure!

Performance times, August 11-20, are 2:30 Thursdays, 11:30 Fridays and 2:30 on Saturdays. Tickets are $5 each for all ages, seating is general admission and tickets are for sale at the door for each show.

For more information call 828-327-3855 or visit

The Hickory Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The summer RugBug Theatre series is sponsored by the Hickory Rotary Club, Commscope and Shurtape, in association with Catawba Pediatric Associations, P.A.

Photo: The cast of ”Snug the Magic Dog,” (top) Moranna Deal, Tess Perrin; (middle) Paolo Sexton, Analiah Clark, Wilson Deal; (bottom) Patrick Garmon and Elizabeth Garmon. “Snug” is a RugBug production at the Hickory Community Theatre opening August 11th. For more information call 828-327-3855 or go to Photo by John Koval.