The Clark Center for the Performing Arts opens their 2013-2014 Season with the World Famous, Gregory Popovich Comedy Pet Theater on October 19, 2013 at 2pm & 7pm.

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 performing pets. To date, the show features 16 cats and 10 dogs, all animals which have been rescued from animal shelters across the country.

“I have actually nicknamed my show ‘A Second Chance’ because that is what my kitty cats and dogs have been given, a second chance at life,” says Popovich of his pet performers.

Throughout the performance, audiences will be able to witness acts such as the Dog Classroom, the Amazing Housecats, and the Animal Train. Other acts in the show treat audiences to surprise appearances from more animal performers, including ferrets, white rats, and trained doves.

When asked how he trains dogs and cats 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!”

If you are looking for a pet, this is the place to find your forever friend! Following the Matinee performance, the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society will be at the Clark Center with dogs available for adoption.

Tickets for Comedy Pet Theater are $25-$39 and are going fast!  Call (805) 489-9444 for tickets or come to the Clark Center Box Office at 487 Fair Oaks Avenue, Arroyo Grande.  Clark Center Association members may receive a discount for shows presented by the Association.

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