Cats

Cats

Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Tony Award ®
Best Musical 1983
First Produced:
1981
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
a junkyard, evening
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Heavy
Ideal For
ensemble cast, dance show
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult characters

Synopsis

Based on T.S. Eliot’s whimsical collection of poems, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular musical brings together a tribe of Jellicle Cats on a moonlit evening, who must make the “Jellicle choice” to decide which of them will ascend to the mysterious Heaviside Layer to be reborn. Featuring such celebrated standards as the haunting “Memory”, Cats is an international phenomenon and the second-longest-running show on Broadway (recently ceding its “first” status to The Phantom of the Opera in 2006). A magical, moving, and often hilarious glimpse into the lives of others, Cats takes Eliot’s lyrical poetry and puts it into the mouths of a diverse company of singing, dancing felines.


Characters

Female

Lead

Alto

Male

Supporting

Baritone

Female

Supporting

Mezzo-Soprano



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