After an exciting revival on Broadway in 2016 - the first since its marathon 18-year run - Cats is heading out on tour, bringing the feline frolics to a town near you! Full of musical theatre classics, instantly recognizable costumes, and choreography and bursting with cat-itude, this iconic show is purrfect for newcomers and old-timers.
Created by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh in 1981, Cats is based on poet T.S Elliot's 1939 anthology, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, a guide to all kinds of cats from the streetwise stray to the pampered lap cat. This revival retains direction from Trevor Nunn and revised choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler after Gillian Lyne.
Once a year, a local tribe of street cats, all with their own distinct names and personalities, come together for the legendary "Jellicle Ball". Here they entertain each other, tell stories, and listen to wisdom given by their elderly and respected leader, Old Deuteronomy. A Broadway classic, Cats doesn't follow your usual musical theatre plot, instead, it's a dazzlingly choreographed jamboree that gives us the inside scoop on the real lives of our feline friends!
Opening night: 9 March 2021
Recommended for ages 5+. Please note, each person who attends the show will require his or her own ticket.
Approximately two hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission.
McGee Maddox as Bill Bailey/Rum Tum Tigger
Donna Vivino as Grizabella
PJ DiGaetano as Mistoffelees
Brayden Newby as Plato/Macavity
Giovanni DiGabriele as Skimbleshanks
Adam Richardson as Victor/Old Deuteronomy
Zachary S. Berger as Munkstrap
Dani Goldstein as Jennyanydots
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh
Directed by Trevor Nunn
Choreographed by Gillian Lyne with updates by Andy Blankenbuehler
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