Mews-letter from the Amazing Acro-Cats
Happy Mew Year to all our cat fans and kickstarter supporters.
We are on the road again and headed Southwest! See our schedule below.
UPCOMING PURR-FORMANCES 2014
Jan 15-19, 2014: Albuquerque, NM - Cell Theatre
Jan 23-Feb 2, 2014: Phoenix, AZ - Phoenix Theatre/Playhouse in the Park
Feb 6-16, 2014: San Diego, CA - Victory Theatre
Feb 20-Mar 9, 2014: Hollywood, CA - Underground Theatre
Apr 10-20, 2014: Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica Playhouse
May 19-31, 2014: San Francisco, CA - Ft Mason Ctr - Southside Theatre
Jun 12-22, 2014: Seattle, WA - Theatre Puget Sound
Jun 26-29, 2014: Portland, OR - Imago Theatre
Jul 17-27, 2014: Boulder, CO - Nomad Theatre
Jul 31-Aug 10, 2014: Denver, CO - Bug Theatre
Aug 14-17, 2014: Colorado Springs, CO - Venue TBD
October 2014 - Chicago and the Midwest - Venues TBD
For tickets and information, go to www.circuscats.com
If you have passes please let me know in advance so I can make sure you get a seat. If you have any problems getting into a show, please contact me directly at 773-391-3357 (text is usually best if I am getting ready for a purrformance)
SAMANTHA MEWS VIDEOS GALORE!
Tuna and the Rock Cats music video is released! In addition to the Acro-Cats training video, I worked with the artists at CatVideos.com on the very first Tuna and the Rock Cats music video featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats purr-forming brand new compositions and movements! I'd like to add that Garfield, our beloved groundhog, has joined Tuna and the Rock Cats band as gong player extraordinaire. You can see his debut in the music video. Filmed in front of live audiences in Austin, TX, the band really jukes and jams and you have to watch it to believe it. Thank you to Eric Dorris who directed, filmed and edited the video. Watch it here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jmgrx2b74lkk4sk/Rock%20Cats%20Music%20Video-Large%20540p.mov or here: http://catvideos.com/video/jazz-cat/rock-cats-music-video#overlay-context You can catch the Acro-Cats in New Orleans filmed by National Geographic here: http://www.circuscats.com/media.html#.UtbAjJXnaM8 You can catch up on the Adventures of Chip and Dale - former Acro-Cats fosters: http://www.catvideos.com/video/jazz-cat/chip-and-dale-watching-tom-toms-dream All of Chip and Dale's videos can be seen at CatVideos.com the folks who adopted Chip and Dale.
Each year Samantha Martin works devotedly to foster, train and find fur-ever homes for kittens in need - mostly orphans, strays and rescues. The total number of kittens fostered by Samantha who now have fur-ever homes just reached 130! Congratulations everybody in their new 'Furrever' Homes.
Other Exciting Mews...
CAT LOVING, KINDA CRAZY ASSISTANT WANTED (For possible reality show)
A 9 to 5 cubicle job your idea of hell? Are you a spur of the moment, adventure lover who takes pride in what they do, but doesn't want a treadmill kind of job? Have you ever thought of running away to join the circus? Here's your chance. The Acro-Cats are looking for a show assistant who is comfortable on stage and finds the idea of traveling the nation in a cat themed RV to be cool and exciting. Must be willing and able to be part roadie, part performer and part cat caretaker and go with the flow. We combine entertainment with education and cat rescue so being a loving companion to orphaned kittens is required. Work is sometimes stressful, always changing and never dull. Extended travel is required so homebodies wouldn't be happy with this job. Regular stage performances and possible appearances on national tv so not a good fit for the shy type either. Serious inquiries only please. Kind of allergic to cats? Not a good choice for you. If you're interested, contact us at email@example.com. If not for you, but maybe someone you know, please share this information with them!
Oh and their is a reality show filming, so this might be your chance to become a reality show star as well!
Samantha and the Acro-Cats recently worked with Chicago-based Petstages. Everyone played very diligently to show how much fun cats have playing with age-appropriate toys from Petstages. The photographs appear on Petstages website and on the packaging of the different toys! . Everyone had a wonderful time and loved working with Petstages' products with purpose.
Oh and in case you missed it Nue starred in a series of Purina Healthy Weight Commercials. You can check them out by clicking here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83jDUKWuC78 Watch for Wiki at the end shot
ACRO-CATS' WISH LIST
BUS DRIVERS! The Acro-Cats are looking for qualified drivers to help with getting the Tour Bus with the Honda Element in tow from city to city as we travel from purr-formance destination to purr- ormance destination. Candidate drivers need a valid and current drivers license and confidence behind the wheel of the bus in the picture on the right. Also, a really big also, is that drivers must love animals - especially cats! Contact Samantha Martin at Samantha@amazinganimals.biz for information on pay and additional details.
VOLUNTEERS! In each city on the tour, the Acro-Cats always rely on the kindness of cat-lovers to assist in setting up the merchandise table, to wrangle cats and to help with props and set as needed. Our volunteers get to see the show for FREE and also meet the animal troupe before the audience members do! If you or someone you know are interested in volunteering to help with an Acro-Cats performance or two, please contact the Acro-Cats at firstname.lastname@example.org leaving your name, contact info and the city and performances you're available to volunteer for and we'll be in touch! Meow-ny thanks!
PARKING! Once the Acro-Cats arrive in our destination cities, we need a spot to park our fleet - the tour bus (Cat-Mobile) and the Honda Element with Tuna on top. The tour bus needs access to a 20 or 30 amp regular outlet to keep the generator live and operating. The Element needs to accommodate it's 9' growth spurt in height. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have parking that would meet our needs. Meow-ny Thanks!