World-famousGregory Popovich and his sensational Comedy Pet Theater are amazing family audiences around the country with a unique combination of rescue-pet performers and renowned, eye-popping Popovich juggling.
Cal Poly Arts is pleased to present the POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER on Saturday, December 1, 2012, with two shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Spanos Theatre.

** All student/child tickets are 50% off **

The award-winning show, based in Las Vegas, is filled with several all-new acts featuring a cast of talented cats and dogs rescued from animal shelters and transformed into stars.

“I am touring again because I would like to share these talented new pets with new audiences around the U.S.,” says Popovich. The show is animated by a deep love of cats and dogs and a very serious, life-long commitment to helping rescued pets.
“One of the main messages of my show is to bring attention to animal shelters and the many homeless pets and rescue efforts out there. Because all of the pets in my shows have been rescued by animal shelters, I feel it’s my mission to ‘pay back’ animal shelters and try to help other pets (through) this opportunity.”

The son of Russian circus performers, Popovich’s colorful career has featured starring stints at the Moscow Circus and Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus; he was the first Russian to be featured in the center ring’s “Greatest Show on Earth.”
Popovich and his extraordinary pet partners have been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, America’s Got Talent and Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet.

Student and adult tickets for the performance are $16 and $32 and may be purchased in advance at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m, located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus. The Ticket Office is also open as of noon on all performance days.

TICKETS: 805/756-4TIX (4849) or order online atwww.calpolyarts.org.

Sponsored by Dr. Evelyn I. Pellaton, Richard & Eileen Rogers, and the Santa Maria Sun
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