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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday Theater Cats

Saturday Theater Cats

cats are welcome in a theater. There is one exception, and that is if a cat walks onstage during a performance, thus stealing the limelight. But other than that cats are welcome. This superstition probably comes from a time when cats kept the theater free of mice and other pests.

Some costumers say a garment isn’t really complete unless a cat has slept on it, and in an odd twist, black cats are said to be particularly lucky to have in a theater.

In England, the Gielgud (The Globe) Theater had a famous resident cat named Beerbohm. Born in 1975, he came from a long line of theatrical cats and was even given a title: Principal Mouser. His portrait still hangs in the foyer. When he died in 1995 he received a front-page obituary in The Stage.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #140:
“Cats are usually thought to be good luck in a theater.”

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Quote of the Day:
“What greater gift than the love of a cat.”
― Charles Dickens

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