The Heeler family, stars of the international hit TV show “Bluey:” Dad (BANDIT), Mum (CHILLI), Bluey, Bingo (BLUEY'S SISTER). (Illustration by Ludo Studio for Disney Plus Media)

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The most popular Australian dog on the planet and her family of Heelers are coming to Springfield Oct. 1.

“Bluey’s Big Play,” featuring Bluey, Bingo, Bandit, Chili and more will play at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts on the Missouri State campus at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Tickets are set to go on sale Monday, July 8, at 10 a.m., and will range from $27 to $82. 

“Created and written by Joe Brumm and produced by the multiple Emmy Award-winning Ludo Studio for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and BBC Studios Kids & Family, Bluey follows the adventures of a lovable and inexhaustible Blue Heeler puppy who lives with her Dad, Mum and little sister, Bingo,” part of a media kit for the TV show “Bluey” by Disney Plus Media reads. “It showcases the joyful simplicity that can be found in families, by bringing to life how children learn and grow through play.”

“Bluey’s Big Play,” is a live theatrical adaptation of the wildly popular cartoon.

“When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans!,” a promotional press release for the play reads. “Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag.”

The production company promises kids “Bluey as you’ve never seen it before, brought to real life.”

Bluey’s Big Play is presented by BBC Studios and Andrew Kay in association with Windmill Theatre Co.

More information on tickets at Juanita K. Hammons Hall can be found on the theater’s website.

Rance Burger

Rance Burger is the managing editor for the Daily Citizen. He previously covered local governments from February 2022 to April 2023. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with 17 years experience in journalism. Reach him at or by calling 417-837-3669. Twitter: @RanceBurger More by Rance Burger