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Popovich Comedy Pet Theater March 20

Posted Mar. 5, 2013

World-famous Gregory Popovich and his sensational Comedy Pet Theater are wowing record breaking audiences around the country with a unique combination of rescue-pet performers and eye-popping juggling. They are coming to the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas on March 20 at 7 p.m. 

Popovich provides not-stop fun for all ages with his award-winning show featuring a cast of talented cats and dogs rescued from animal shelters and transformed into stars. The Circus Fans Association of America awarded Popovich its 2009 Entertainer of the Year award for his "unique and most enjoyable performance." But there is more than meets the eye with the Comedy Pet Theater. For Popovich, the show originates with a deep love of cats and dogs and a very serious, life-long commitment to helping rescued pets.

According to Popovich, "One of the main massages of my show is to bring attention for animal shelters, and the many homeless pets and rescue efforts out there. Because all my pets in my shows have been rescued by animal shelters, I feel it's my mission to payback animal shelters and try to help other pets if I have thes opportunity."

Popovich and his extraordinary pet partners have performed to across the country and have been featured on the Tonight Show, Late Show with David Letterman, America's Got Talent and Discovery Channel's Animal Planet. Popovich has published a book, You CAN Train Your Cat.

Tickets for the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater range from $26-$37 and can be purchased now at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at or by calling 330-308-6400. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Free parking is available for all shows. The Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. NE, New Philadelphia. 

Media Contact:
Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
March 5, 2013