CATS The Musical - A Pentangle Arts Production in Collaboration with ArtisTree Theatre Company
May 03, 2016 03:55PM
● By Kirsten Gehlbach
in the Upper Valley at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. This Pentangle Arts production is presented in collaboration with ArtisTree Theatre Company.
Performance dates at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre:
Friday, April 29 and May 6, at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 30 and May 7, at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, May 1 and May 8, at 2pm
Tickets are on sale now. Go to www.pentanglearts.org.
Adults $30, Seniors $28, Members $25, Youth (ages 12 and under) $17
CATS is based on the popular poetry of T.S. Eliot. This all-dance performance is set in a gigantic rubbish dump, which after dark comes to life with cats of all types, shapes, and sizes. The cat clan gathers for the night of the Jellicle Ball. At the annual event, the revered elder, Old Deuteronomy, chooses the most deserving cat to ascend with him for a heavenly reward. One by one, the cats reveal their personalities as T.S. Eliot portrayed them in his book of poems, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
Hailed as “a true musical theatre phenomenon,” CATS opened at London’s New London Theatre on May 11, 1981 and ran for a record-setting 21 years. The success of CATS continued on Broadway, where it ran at the Winter Garden Theatre for just over 18 years.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by T.S. Eliot
Direction and Choreography by Susan Lamontagne
Musical Direction by Josh Smith
Supported by a cast that includes Upper Valley performers, Ken Prymus, a star in CATS on Broadway, will headline in his role as Old Deuteronomy.