We live under the assumption that cats defy training. That they are instinctively ambivalent to our desires. But that ain’t true, and should I know, because I’ve seen the mother-effin’ Circus Cats. This traveling crew of renegade rescue felines not only performs tricks, but does them on stage in front of live audiences. Bell ringing? Done. Skateboard riding? Totally handled. Tightrope walking? Yep, that too. How about playing in a rock band? Yes, but the music is better categorized as “loose jazz.” Trained by manager, kitty rescue advocate and girl in cat costume Samantha Martin, this mischievous team of furballs performs to sold-out audiences all over the U.S. They’re stopping in Fort Worth from Thursday to Sunday at the Stage West Theatre (821 W. Vickery Blvd.), so you need to buy a ticket right now. Otherwise, you’ll be that person who missed seeing cats play instruments, walk on balls and occasionally race into the audience. (They’re still cats, after all.) Tickets cost $19 at circuscats.com.
Oct. 17-20, 2013