Some of you may remember clicker trainer Samantha Martin from a profile we ran about her last year: Herding Cats in Hollywood. Samantha has been clicker training animals for commercials and films for more than 15 years.
Now Samantha and her Amazing Acro-Cats will be celebrating the holiday season with two special shows at the Mars Gallery, located at 1139 W Fulton Market in Chicago on Sunday, December 9 at 4:30 and 6:00 p.m.: Feline Navidad! Tickets are $10 and available at the door.
These fabulous felines will perform such festive feats as jumping through Christmas wreaths, pushing a sleigh, and many more amazing and entertaining tricks. There will be a special appearance by The Rockcats playing seasonal carols such as "Sandy Claws is Coming to Town" and "Oh Catnip Tree." This show will be an unusual twist on what has already proven to be an entertaining and one of a kind show for audiences of all ages.
The Acro-Cats perform a variety of entertaining tricks including riding a skateboard, jumping through hoops, and rolling barrels. They even have a three-piece, all-cat band called The RockCats. The trio consists of a piano player, guitarist, and drummer who perform a feline jam session that pleases audiences of all ages.
While all the cats are trained to perform basic tricks and agility, the cats that perform publicly are those that enjoy the experience. Several of the Acro-Cats were rescues that were bottle raised by Samantha and found their way into her troupe of performing felines.
For more information about The Acro-Cats or about this performance please contact Samantha at Amazing Animals: 773-391-3357 (cell). Come early, as shows tend to sell out quickly.