A world-famous juggler is coming to Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center, and he's bringing all of his pets.
The "Comedy and Pet Theatre starring Gregory Popovich" features eight dogs, 15 cats, birds and mice that Popovich has adopted from animal shelters and trained to entertain crowds. Popovich is no stranger to crowds, having performed for many years in the Great Moscow Circus Group.
Popovich combines his circus talents with the unique talents of each animal to create a one-of-a-kind show. The animals have been featured on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and have starred in television commercials.
Two performances are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 24, in Beach/Schmidt in Sheridan Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus. The first will be an hour-long, after-school show beginning at 4:30. The second, slightly longer performance begins at 7 p.m.
Reserved ticket prices for the first performance are $7 for the public; $6 for FHSU faculty and staff, those under 18 and senior citizens; and $5 for FHSU students. Unreserved tickets are $5 for the public; $4 for FHSU faculty and staff, those under 18 and senior citizens; and $3 for FHSU students.
Reserved ticket prices for the evening performance are $8 for the public; $7 for FHSU faculty and staff, those under 18 and senior citizens; and $6 for FHSU students. Unreserved tickets are $6 for the public; $5 for FHSU faculty and staff, those under 18 and senior citizens; and $4 for FHSU students.
Tickets are available at the Student Service Center in the Memorial Union on the FHSU campus or by calling (785) 328-5306. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Donations for the Humane Society of the High Plains will be collected in Dreiling Lobby before each performance. Cash and pet supplies will be appreciated.
"Comedy and Pet Theatre" is an additional presentation to the Encore Series.