ROBIN’S SHOW RECOMMENDATION: POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATRE
The world famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique physical comedy, juggling, and balancing skills of internationally acclaimed award winner Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his 30 performing pets. The show features 15 cats and 15 dogs, mice, and birds, all rescued from animal shelters across the country. The show, which played for a long time in Las Vegas, is traveling, and we had the opportunity to see it at the Kupferberg Center at Queens College in Flushing, NY.
It was truly one of the most fun and engaging family shows I have yet to see. And, at almost two hours, it was one of the longer kids shows, and we could have watched even more. It was a total delight and so well-executed. Popovich and his crew of animals and others performed with heart and humor. You truly felt the animals were loved.
Gregory Popovich, founder, supports animals rescue shelters across the country and has proudly partnered with HALO, The Humane Society Of Stanislaus County, and The Almost Home Humane to help raise awareness of rescuing homeless pets.
The show features such acts such as the Dog Classroom, the Amazing House cats, and the Animal Train. My son particularly liked the fire rescue scene. And, even the videos shown were entertaining. The acrobatics were impressive, and there was an appelaing chemistry between Popovich and his cast of agile performers. When asked how he trains animals for the show, Gregory explains, “Each animal has a special quirky thing they naturally like to do. I figure out what this trick or talent is, and then I just encourage them to do it in my show. When my pets are performing, they are showing off their favorite tricks!”
“I have actually nicknamed my show ‘A Second Chance’ because that is what my cats and dogs have been given, a second chance at life,” says Gregory.
The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater celebrates it’s 15th year anniversary this year. The show has thrilled audiences in countries all over the world including France , Germany , Holland , Belgium , Israel , Chile , Colombia , Mexico , Venezuela , and Canada . Additionally, the show was performed in numerous US cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, and Miami. In May of 2006, the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater began performing in Las Vegas as an afternoon show at The Planet Hollywood.
For more information, visit http://www.comedypettheatre.com/. If you have the opportunity to see the show, run, don’t walk, to get tickets. You won’t be sorry!