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But Where the Hell Are the Singing Cats?
September 17, 2005 9:45 PM   Subscribe

Taking NYC by Storm: The Moscow Cats Theatre. Also with dogs and clowns, apparently.
posted by Dr. Zira (15 comments total)

 
Also, see related NYT article [reg. required, obv].
posted by Dr. Zira at 9:47 PM on September 17, 2005


What????????
posted by pwedza at 9:59 PM on September 17, 2005


From the NYT article:
Mr. Kuklachev did an act which would become well known as "The Cat in the Pot." A cat would sit in a pot. He would take her out, and she would keep jumping back in again.
No one will be seated during the thrilling cat-jumping-into-the-pot scene!

(Actually, this sounds like it'd be worth seeing. Wonder if it'll set off my allergies.)
posted by Vidiot at 12:04 AM on September 18, 2005


More from the New York Times article:
There are 120 cats altogether in the company. The other 94 are back in Moscow at the theater on Kutuzovsky Prospekt, where 10 caretakers and four veterinarians look after them. There, they live in the theater in glass-fronted spaces - not cages, Mr. Kuklachev insists - where they each have a bed and a chair to play on. They are allowed to roam but must enter and exit their rooms on his command, he said.

"We have no mice," Mr. Kuklachev noted.
I bet.

My wife and I have tickets for a September 24 performance.

I hope they sell T-shirts.
posted by enrevanche at 6:03 AM on September 18, 2005


the wife and i want to go, of course wince we already have 3 cats its kinda a circus as it is
posted by MrLint at 8:52 AM on September 18, 2005


The end is nigh.
posted by Ty Webb at 9:40 AM on September 18, 2005


i actually saw this in dallas a few years ago when they were touring the u.s.

the show is quite entertaining. the props are very homemade looking and is narrated by someone with a very thick russian accent in broken english, which just adds to the charm. really one of the cutest things i have ever seen.
posted by centrs at 9:44 AM on September 18, 2005


I like the picture of the cat doing the handstand on the clown's hand.

As for the singing cats, they are here, all 3 of them. They
refuse to sing the same song or to sing in tune. Caterwauling it is. Snicker.
posted by bat at 1:17 PM on September 18, 2005


CATS: How are you gentlemen !!
CATS: All your base are belong to us.
CATS: You are on the way to destruction.
posted by Hat Maui at 1:56 PM on September 18, 2005


If this ever comes to L.A., I will be the first in line. And I will be stoned out of my mind.
posted by Kloryne at 2:12 PM on September 18, 2005


Oh and, "Miiidnight and the kitties are sleeeeping."*


*not currently stoned
posted by Kloryne at 2:13 PM on September 18, 2005


From the "History":
"...he kept on training cats, disproving a widespread belief that cats cannot be tamed."
Also not stoned.
posted by Catch at 4:16 PM on September 18, 2005


He should have picked less pissed-off looking cats for the photos, though.
posted by Uccellina at 7:52 PM on September 18, 2005


Is there such a thing as a non-pissed off looking cat?
posted by Dr. Zira at 9:09 PM on September 18, 2005


Is there such a thing as a non-pissed off looking cat?

Nope.
posted by johnj at 11:17 PM on September 18, 2005


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