The Sid Williams Theatre Society presents Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, voted the Best Family Show in Las Vegas, on Friday Dec. 8, as part of the Centre Stage series.
A unique blend of physical comedy, award-winning juggling and the extraordinary talents of more than 30 rescued performing pets, The New Yorker named Gregory Popovich “One of the world’s best physical comedians.”
Popovich, producer and star of the show with his entourage of thirty rescued furry four-legged performers, has traveled and performed throughout the United States and all over the world. The past nine years the show has been featured at the V Theater, inside Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented theatrical circus blend of unique physical comedy, starring the extraordinary talents of Popovich’s rescued performing pets which he has saved from animal shelters across the United States and given them a second chance as Las Vegas stars.
During the live show, audiences will witness acts such as the Dog Classroom, the Amazing House-Cats, the Animal Train Station, and other acts that will treat audiences to surprise appearances from more animal performers, along with acrobats, mimes, contortionists and jaw-dropping juggling by internationally acclaimed award-winner Popovich himself.
He has won numerous juggling awards and is known as one of the top three best jugglers in the world. Currently, he holds the world record in a balancing/juggling feat in which he stands atop a nine-foot free-standing ladder and juggles nine rings.
Popovich is a lifelong advocate of animal rights. He has participated in fundraisers for animal shelters and neutering programs across the nation. Public service announcements promoting responsible pet adoption are staples of Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater.
All pets that perform in Comedy Pet Theater are rescues from shelters — and serve as furry ambassadors for animals seeking homes.
“When people see these amazing, healthy animals on stage and decide to adopt an animal from a shelter themselves, my main message has reached the audience,” says Popovich — who grew up backstage while his parents performed in circuses, with pets frequently his only playmates. He bonded closely with the dogs and cats, learning to communicate via words, signals, and body language.
Popovich is a master animal trainer who employs positive-reinforcement techniques in his training — coaching individual animals to perform tasks based on their natural habits. He has shared his expertise for raising, training, and living harmoniously with pets in two books: You CAN Train Your Cat: Secrets of a Master Cat Trainer and Doggy Gone Good: A Master’s Guide to Teaching Manners, Tricks and Healthy Habits.
The Sid Williams Theatre Society will donate a portion of net proceeds from the show to Kitty Cat Prevent-A-Litter Society.
Kitty Cat Prevent-A-Litter Society is pleased to partner with the Sid Williams Theatre Society for Popovich Comedy Pet Theater.
“After extensive research and direct communications with Gregory Popovich, the show’s creator and director, representatives of Kitty Cat Prevent-A-Litter Society are confident with Mr. Popovich and his family’s love, admiration, treatment, and care for all animals in his production.”
Tickets for this Centre Stage event are $38 for the general public and $20 for children (ages 13 and under), all prices plus applicable fees. Purchase in person at the Ticket Centre Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by phone 250.338.2430, or online at sidwilliamstheatre.com.