Troupe brings live comedy, animal tricks

Animal lovers and those in the mood for a laugh will find plenty of entertainment when Popovich Comedy Pet Theater comes to Western Carolina University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1.

Comedian Gregory Popovich leads the family-friendly show along with a cast of professional clowns and jugglers and trained animal performers, including cats, dogs, geese and parrots, all originally rescued from animal shelters.

As the son of Russian circus performers and dog trainers, Popovich discovered his passion for animals and onstage entertainment at an early age, joining the Moscow Circus at age 17.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $5 for students and children.

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