I hear recently that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is going to be reworked and that the rework is going to involve rap. Personally, I’m not enthused about that. However, the news reminded me of a joke I felt like playing the time that I did go to Cats.
As anyone who has been to the show will remember, the show starts in darkness. At least, I think this was the beginning. It’s been a bit and my memory is hazy. Anyway, in the darkness, the performers in the cat costumes go running through the audience. Their eyes are lit up.
As this was happening and I sat there, I suddenly wished I had a spray bottle. When that cat costumed performer ran up and hissed at me, I would have spritzed and shouted: “No! Bad kitty!”
Well, I wouldn’t have really done it. I just thought about it. Really, I would have been kicked out of the theater for doing something like that. I could have lived with that for a good joke, but my wife would have been quite angry with me. As such, I wouldn’t have done it.
Still, this news brought that idea back to mind. I still think it would have been funny.