Meow! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most illustrious musical, Cats, returns to our Singapore shores for a limited season (till 5 January 2020). So treat yourself and your family to a “purr-fect” night out to catch this record-breaking musical.
Why You Should Catch Cats the Musical?
Because if you love musicals, Cats has all the signatures of Webber’s musicals: emotional storytelling, memorable songs like Memory and engaging plots. CATS is also one of the longest-running shows in West End and on Broadway. It played for 21 record-beaking years, since its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981 and has bee presented in over 30 countries, and translated into 15 languages and seen by over 73 million people worldwide.
Cats is a multiple award winning musical production, having won the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical, and is the recipient of seven Tony awards including Best Musical. Both the original London and Broadway cast recordings won Grammy Awards for Best Cast Album. The classic Lloyd Webber score includes Memory which has been recorded by over 150 artistes from Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis to Liberace and Barry Manilow.
Cats The Musical Synopsis
The plotline of Cats is that on just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where the wisest of them, Old Deuteronomy, will make the Jellicle choice and announce which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
What are Jellicle cats? Jellicle cats are a type of feline first introduced in T. S. Eliot’s light poetry book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
We attended Mr. Mistofeelee’s Magical Gala and were immediately captivated by the stealth and elegant feline movements of the dancers in their fur-tastic costumes and makeup. The choreography and performances by these cool cats were absolutely “paw-fect” as they take turns to tell their stories for the amusement of the oldest and wisest of Jellicle’s cats, Old Deuteronomy!!
Is Cats The Musical Kid Friendly?
While younger kids will find the set, the costumes and makeup on the performers spectacular and fascinating respectively, the slapstick humor may be lost on them. Young teens or mature older children age 10 and above may appreciate and enjoy this musical more.
A good tip is to try to get seats near the middle aisles where you get a great view when the playful cats (performers) come out to play. And if you bring young children to the musical, let the kitties out of the bag and share the story-line with them ahead of time so they understand what’s happening in the musical better.
The duration of the musical is 2 hours and 20 minutes, including 1 intermission.
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Cats The Musical: Singapore is on till Jan 5 at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, S018956.
Tickets are available from SISTIC or Marina Bay Sands. Here are some special offers to plan your night out with the Cats (terms and conditions apply).
• Show and Dine Package (from $89)
• 10% discount for 4 to go.
• 20% discount for Cool Tix – Students and National Service Full-time (NSF) personnel.
• 20% discount for Singtel Subscribers.
New Year Eve’s Celebration (31 December)
Countdown to the New Year in meow-sical style with an exclusive show and dine package that includes tickets to CATS (31 Dec) and an exclusive post-show package at KOMA from $110 only. Enjoy free flow house sake, selected cocktails and delectable small plates including crispy chicken, salmon tataki, and black sesame profiteroles at KOMA (10.30PM-12am).
Photos courtesy of CATS Tour 2019 (. Photography by Alessandro Pinna