Cardinal Music Productions & Theatre Ensemble present
An Amateur Production of Cats
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot
Directed by Joseph Anthony Cardinal
Musical Direction by Allen Levack
Choreography by Alanna O’Reilly
Featuring Dancers of PURE Academy of Performing Arts
All Performances At
THE GREEN ROOM THEATRE @ E.J. Lajeunesse
600 E.C. Row West
WEEKEND # 1:
Friday April 8, 2016. 8PM. Opening Night.
Saturday April 9, 2016. 8PM.
Sunday April 10, 2016. 2PM. Matinee.
WEEKEND # 2:
Friday April 15, 2016. 8PM.
Saturday April 16, 2016. 8PM.
Sunday April 17, 2016. 2PM. Closing Matinee.
$20.00 in advance or at the door.
Cardinal Music. 519-944-5800. 2569B Jefferson Boulevard.
OR Theatre Ensemble. 226-346-SHOW.
SYNOPSIS: Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer. 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. CATS’ London success was nearly matched on Broadway where it ran at the Wintergarden Theatre for just over 18 years.
7 Dora Mavor Awards (Canada) – including Best Musical.
1 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.
1 Moliere Award for Best Musical.
2 Laurence Olivier Awards – including Musical of the Year.
3 Drama Desk Awards – including Outstanding Music.
“It’s a musical that transports the audience into a complete fantasy world that could only exist in the theatre and yet rarely does. CATS believes in purely theatrical magic, and on that faith it unquestionably delivers.” – Frank Rich, The New York Times.
“More than a hit… a genuine theatrical landmark. The show keeps rejuvenating itself.” – Elyse Sommer, CurtainUp.
First performance at The New London Theatre, London May 11, 1981 presented by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Co. Limited.
Originally presented in America by The Shubert Organization, Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company and David Geffen.
Original Broadway production: Directed by Trevor Nunn; Associated Directed and Choreography by Gillian Lynne; Designed by John Napier; Orchestration by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
CATS is presented through exclusive arrangement with R & H Theatricals and The Really Useful Theatre Company Limited.