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Gregory Popovich's Holiday Circus


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Gregory Popovich's Holiday Circus

Who: Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre
When: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 1:00 PM
Where: Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre, University of Victoria
Tickets:  General $38 Students (13 & up) $28 Children (3-12) $18 (incl. service charges & GST)
Family Pack (2 adults/2 children) $110 or Four Pack (4 General admissions) $130
Info: Voted Best Family Show in Vegas! Former Moscow Circus star Gregory Popovich leaves his regular Las Vegas gig behind to tour his juggling, clown and pet tricks act for a special presentation of “Holiday Circus”. The show is a unique blend of physical comedy, world-champion juggling and the extraordinary talents of more than 30 performing pets including dogs, cats, goats, geese, parrots and a miniature horse!
The Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre features domestic animals, all of whom Gregory Popovich, a fourth-generation Russian circus performer, rescued from animal shelters. Popovich customizes each of his pets' onstage tricks to match their natural skills and tendencies.  He works with them using a minimal amount of music and lights, repeating each trick and gradually increasing the intensity of sounds and lights, and once the animals are accustomed to the spectacle, transitions from the living room to the stage.  Gregory Popovich has rescued these animals from shelters all over the country and has transformed them into circus stars. "A message of my show is that animals are people too," Popovich says, "and I try to bring attention to homeless pets."
The show’s highlights aren’t the just the pets tricks — although dogs answer math questions and ride scooters while cat push strollers and do a “high wire” act  — the eye-poppers are the show’s incredible circus feats, performed by both the human and creature cast of the show. Gregory Popovich and his cast of house cats, pooches and birds have appeared on David Letterman’s late-night television show, but the pet tricks involved are anything but stupid. Dogs dance, kitties risk whiskers jumping through hoops and the geese are worth a gander. The show also features (human) European-style clowns and balancing acts.
All told, Popovich has performed in over 25 countries, including France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Israel, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. Popovich released his first book "You CAN Train Your Cat" in late 2009 and has been featured on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, in USA Today and People Magazine.
Popovich’s style is a combination of classic vaudeville and slapstick; this show is a charmer for all ages and very family friendly.    

For ticket information please contact:

University Centre Ticket Centre
250-721-8480 | ticket@uvic.ca
Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm
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