Viterbo Ronald McDonald Arts for Young America Family Series to Feature Popovich Comedy Pet Theater March 30

March 25, 2019

Contact Jen Roberdeau at 608-796-3738 or

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Audience members of all ages will enjoy the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater when they perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theaterfeatures the unique blend of comedy and juggling skills of former Moscow Circus veteran Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. His entourage consists of world-class jugglers, Diamond the Shetland Pony, and over 30 performing pets including house cats and dogs (all rescued from animal shelters), geese, white doves, and parrots.

As the child of two Russian circus performers, Gregory Popovich has been involved in the circus arts since the age of six. At a very young age, he formed a special bond with animals and began working with them in his circus acts. While working in Las Vegas, he visited an animal shelter and was shocked to find so many cats and dogs in need of homes. He began adopting and training animals from the shelter, and he now hopes to bring awareness to the needs of animals and shelters in the communities he visits.

To help Popovich in his mission, the Fine Arts Center is working with the Coulee Region Humane Society to provide information about animal adoption.Representatives from the humane society will be present in the lobby before the performance and during intermission to provide information about their adoptable animals. Before the performance, attendees can also stop by and visit with therapy dogs.  Collection bins will be available in the lobby to collect needed supplies for the animals at the humane society. To see a list of recommended items, visit their website at

This performance is part of the Viterbo Ronald McDonald Arts for Young America Family Series. It is sponsored by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Wisconsin and Southeastern Minnesota and in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. ViaMedia is the media sponsor.

Tickets are $23, $19, and $15 for adults and $19, $15, and $11 for children. For more information or to order tickets, contact the Viterbo box office at 608-796-3100 or visit


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