Usually, when someone lets a dozen cats loose on a stage, it’s chaos. Usually. At the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, it’s award-winning family entertainment. Gregory Popovich, a fifth-generation circus performer, leads the clowns, jugglers and acrobats who make up the human component of the troupe. The animal component is made up of ten dogs, 15 cats, some parrots, geese and mice, all rescued from animal shelters and trained by Popovich.
The company makes regular appearances in Las Vegas with a host of funny and sometimes awe-inspiring routines. One bit includes a fire brigade made up of dogs who rescue a cat from a burning building. On cue, the cat willingly jumps into a net held up by the firefighting dogs. (Anyone who has ever struggled trying to get a cat out of a tree knows that is freakin’ amazing.)
3 p.m. Stafford Civic Center, 1415 Constitution, Stafford. For information, call 713-395-3301. $25 to $35.
Sat., Jan. 10, 3 p.m., 2015
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