What has cats, dogs, geese, doves, parrots, and a few clowns to boot? Russian circus and juggling star Gregory Popovich and his very talented cast of four-legged and fine-feathered friends stage hilarious stunts and skits in this delightful treat for animal lovers young and old!
The World Famous POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER is a perennial favorite at performing arts centers across the US. A new production featuring Gregory and his cast of jugglers, clowns, 15 house cats, 10 dogs, 4 geese, 8 white doves, and 2 parrots will tour in the 2010-11 season.
The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. They love to show off onstage - performing a variety of stunts and skits! Audiences will be delighted to see this extravaganza of European-style clowning, amazing juggling and balancing acts, and of course, very talented performing pets.
Debuting in the 2010/11 season are the following new vignettes - Funny Winner Dog, Trained Geese, Dog Football, Dr. Doolittle, Brave Parrots, and Pet Fire Marshalls.
The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater has performed in more than 20 countries, and is currently in its 4th season at the Planet Hollywood Resort/Casino in Las Vegas.
Mr. Popovich and his Pets have been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, and as a finalist on NBC's 'America's Got Talent'. Feature stories have appeared in People, The New Yorker and USA TODAY. Most recently Gregory wrote a book about the cats: 'You CAN Train Your Cats.'
ABOUT GREGORY POPOVICH
Gregory Popovich grew up in a unique environment, as the child of Russian circus performers Alex and Tamara Popovich. In addition to their juggling and performing skills, Gregory’s parents were dog trainers. From a very young age, Gregory formed a special bond with animals. Eventually, the connection he formed with his mother’s showdogs led to his participation onstage, assisting with Tamara’s dog act. At the age of six, Gregory began to learn the art of juggling. Eight years later, he prepared his first solo act – juggling on a free standing ladder. After the public debut of this feat, Gregory became a member of the renowned Moscow Circus at the age of 17.