Giveaway: Children’s show with pets at Walton Arts Center!

Popovich show, WACNote from the mamas: Congratulations to Laura Wakefield, winner of the Popovich tickets! Have a great time, Wakefield family!

Do you think your kids would love a show that involves a juggling comic who’s assisted by 15 house cats, 10 dogs, four geese, eight white doves, and two parrots?

We thought so! We’ve got FOUR tickets to give away to this awesome show, Popovich Comedy Pet Theater.

Popovich will be at Walton Arts Center on Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m.

ABOUT THE SHOW: The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a favorite across the U.S., performing a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary feats of his amazing pets.

Popovich and his pets have made the rounds on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”.

It’s an extravaganza of European-style clowning, amazing juggling and balancing acts, and of course, very talented performing pets.

arts for animalsHOW BUYING A TICKET CAN HELP ANIMALS: Walton Arts Center has partnered with the Humane Society of the Ozarks for the first-ever, “Arts for Animals” program designed to raise money and educate the community about services for the humane treatment of animals.

But there’s only a week left! Through the end of March, when you purchase a ticket to any of Walton Arts Center’s five animal-themed performances, Walton Arts Center will donate $1 to the Humane Society of the Ozarks.

All “Arts for Animals” performances include:

  • Popovich Pet Comedy Theater – two performances, April 6, $16-28
  • Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! Part of Artosphere, one performance May 3, $18-28
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Part of Artosphere, one performance May 12, $5
  • War Horse, seven performances, May 22-26, $49-73
  • Scooby-Doo Live! three performances, May 28-29, $19-76

To order tickets to these and other performances, call 479.443.5600 or visit the website and use the code GERBIL.

HOW TO ENTER TO WIN POPOVICH TICKETS: To throw your name in the online hat for the tickets, click the orange comment button below and tell us about a trick your own talented pet can do (or a pet you had as a kid). Does your cat turn on the water by himself? Can your dog jump through a hoop? Does your bird say hilarious things when you have company over? You can also email your answer to

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: Help us spread the word about the giveaway and we’ll give you extra chances to win. Send an email to your friends about the giveaway and be sure to put on the CC line of your note. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell.

BE SOCIAL FOR MORE CHANCES TO WIN: Spread the word via social media and we’ll give you extra chances as well. Just share the giveaway with your friends on Facebook or share about the giveaway on Twitter to increase your odds of winning. If you do either of these things, just let us know in your posted comment or send us an email so we can give you proper credit.

We’ll choose a winner for the show tickets on Friday, so be sure to put your name in the hat asap. Winners are always chosen at RANDOM.

To guarantee your tickets, buy them online by clicking HERE or call the Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479-443-5600.

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  1. My dad had trained our little dog, Buffy, to sit on a small round rug and stay. Not much of a trick but it was the only thing she ever actually obeyed.

  2. My weiner dog could actually climb trees. But he could not climb down. We prayed every time that my husband would reach him (by climbing) before the sausage dog fell – I was on catch duty. It was a really stressful trick for us to manage!

  3. Our lab eats everything. Its almost like a trick. Like, an entire rotisserie chicken in one gulp.

  4. I had a German Shepherd that was trained to ring a bell when he needed to go outside. It was AWESOME! He would nose the bell and then wait patiently by the back door. He was also my easiest puppy ever to housebreak.

  5. My little Boston Terrier’s best trick is sleeping all day! She’s totally lazy!

  6. We had a stray cat that found us. Our dog took an unexpected liking to him. The cat always meowed at the front door, wanting into the house, but we were determined not to “adopt” him. However, our dog managed to teach the cat where the doggie door was (near the back door – in a fenced in backyard) & how to use it! Needless to say, we ended up adopting the stray cat!

  7. My terrier dog (that is 14 years old) can jump so high that he can almost jump over our privacy fence. He has jumped chain fences because he can put his paws in the loops. If there was something for him to get his paws in on the privacy fence he would be gone. Not much of a trick, but a major surprise from something so little!

  8. My cat didn’t really know any tricks, but he wasn’t much of a people person. He preferred not to be bothered. However if I was feeling sad or depressed he would always come and snuggle extra close to me.

  9. Our dog is an escape artist. Or use to be when she was younger. Didn’t matter how you locked the gate she was able to get out and roam the neighborhood. At least now we can catch her.

  10. Our cat Jackson passed away 4 years ago. The funniest and neatest thing he used to do was go to the bathtub and hit at the faucet lever until the water trickled enough to get a fresh drink. He was the funniest animal we’ve ever had!!

  11. My childhood pet growing up was a Hamster named Hammy. Oh… I loved that sweet ball of fur. I held him quite a bit from the day he came home so he was very comfortable with humans. One day, it was my turn for Kindergarten show and tell. I brought Hammy and let everyone hold him and they all of course fell in love with him too! In fact, so much so, all the little boys resolved to build him a castle out of the wooden blocks. I will never forget… when little Hammy ventured into his new home, it was toppled over. A wooden block hit his paw and made it bleed the tiniest little bit. I still think of that tiny little paw when I need a good cry! 🙂

  12. Our dog loves tricks. She can do the standard sit, stay, rollover, and fetch. Her best trick is pulling a scrunchie out of my hair, no matter where I am in the house. She sees a scrunchie and she goes into trick mode.

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