It’s a he…or is it a she?
Either way, Isabelle the Crooning Cat gets her fix for fun by singing and dancing all over town.  Born out back behind “The Alley,” a musty, ancient piano bar off Grand Avenue in Oakland, where old sea salt Rod Dibble pecks out iconic compositions by Hammerstein, Gershwin and Rogers & Hart for the same crowd every night, Isabelle caught the performing bug early waking up each night to some of the greatest musical numbers of our time. She fed herself from garbage cans, handouts and scraps but she always insisted on drinking downspout water in an old champagne glass. One night, this tuxedo shorthair slipped into The Alley after closing hours, wandered through the booths past the beer-glazed bar and fell asleep inside Rod’s hand-me-down Steinway. Next night, awakened by the vibrations of 88 strings, Isabelle was hooked.

Isabelle the Crooning Cat sings like Nelson Eddie and dances like Ginger Rogers on two paws but if she’s going to break into Broadway, she’ll have to act – and look – like Fred Astaire.  But a cross-dressing cat? Well, she’s already grown the tuxedo but this may be the first time in history that one cat has gone so far to create an act so purrrrfect, it will fool Rex Reed.

Format: Animated vignettes for the Net.
Target audience:          5 through 75
Development status:    Concept stage. Keynote song written.  Recording 2008.

Isabelle The Crooning Cat
ISABELLE THE CAT SONG
©2004-2006, Too Nuts Productions, LP
Lyrics: R. Scott; Melody: R. Scott; Arrangement: D. L. Simpson

When I was a kitten
in a moment I was smitten
the day they placed a plate before my nose.
When I was a kitten
just a whiff and I was bitten by
that special smell that brought me to my toes.
(Oh) liver, lamb or chicken
yes it might be whisker lickin'
but listen to a puss who really knows…

CHORUS
Oh…Please respect my wishes,
give me dishes full of fishes,
and top them off with scoops of caviar.
Please respect my wishes,
give me dishes full of fishes.
I'll hang around, I'll go 'mew mew'
the whole day, 'round I'll follow you.
SooOOOoooo…
Please respect my wishes,
give me dishes full of FISHES
and top them off with scoops of caviar.

Here is my advice
for a cat to have 9 lives
nutrition is a most important thing.
So please don't be surprised
when my eyes grow size of pies
the moment that the dinner bell should ring.
Every tiny morsel
better come with tail and dorsal
if you want to hear me purr and sing…

REFRAIN
Oh…Please respect my wishes,
give me dishes full of fishes,
and top them off with scoops of caviar.
Please respect my wishes,
give me dishes full of fishes.
I'll hang around, I'll go 'mew mew'
the whole day, 'round I'll follow you.
SooOOOoooo…

Please respect my wishes,
give me dishes full...of...FISHES,
and top them off with scoops of caviar.

Oh yesss!

Top them off with scoops of caviar!

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