‘CATS’ coming to Houston’s Hobby Center

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will come to Houston from October 22 to October 27, 2019 as part of a multi-season North American tour. 

Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the record-breaking musical spectacular has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America! Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation — experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life, or let it thrill you all over again!

The original Broadway production opened in 1982 at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 7,485 performances and 18 years, and went on to win seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Both the original London and Broadway cast recordings won Grammy Awards for Best Cast Album. CATS hit song “Memory” has been recorded by over 150 artists from Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis to Liberace and Barry Manilow. CATS was originally produced on Broadway by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company Limited, David Geffen, and The Shubert Organization.

CATS returned to Broadway in 2016 in a stunning revival at the Neil Simon Theatre. Preview performances began Thursday, July 14, 2016, and officially opened on Sunday, July 31, 2016. CATS played its final performance on Saturday, December 30, 2017 after 16 previews and 593 regular performances. The first-ever, live-action film adaptation of CATS, produced by Universal Pictures and Working Title, will open on Dec. 20, 2019.  

The creative team for the new production of CATS includes John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Mick Potter (Sound Design), choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne, and direction by Trevor Nunn. 

For more information, please visit www.CatsTheMusical.com

WHO: Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center
WHEN: October 22 – October 27, 2019
Tue – Thurs at 7:30 pm | Fri at 8 pm | Sat at 2 & 8 pm | Sun at 2 & 7:30 pm
WHERE: The Hobby Center | 800 Bagby | Houston, TX 77002
TICKETS: Start at $35 and are available online at TheHobbyCenter.org or BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com; the Hobby Center Box Office (800 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002) and all Ticketmaster outlets. 

The Jellicle cats

  • Phillip Deceus — Alonzo

  • McGee Maddox — Bill Bailey/Rum Tum Tugger

  • Lexie Plath — Bombalurina

  • Mariah Reives — Cassandra

  • PJ DiGaetano — Coricopat

  • Liz Schmitz — Demeter

  • Keri René Fuller — Grizabella

  • Kaitlyn Davidson — Jellylorum

  • Emily Jeanne Phillips — Jennyanydots

  • Tion Gaston — Mistoffelees

  • Tony d'Alelio — Mungojerrie

  • Dan Hoy — Munkustrap

  • Timothy Gulan — Peter/Bustopher Jones/Asparagus

  • Tyler John Logan — Plato/Macavity

  • Justin W. Geiss — Pouncival

  • Rose Iannaccone — Rumpelteazer

  • Ahren Victory  — Sillabub

  • Ethan Saviet — Skimbleshanks

  • Laura Katherine Kaufman — Tantomile

  • Devin Neilson — Tumblebrutus

  • Brandon Michael Nase — Victor/Old Deuteronomy

  • Caitlin Bond — Victoria

Along with Zachary S. Berger, Nicholas Burrage, Erin Chupinsky, Maria Failla, Marina Lazzaretto, Brett Michael Lockley, Charlotte O'Dowd, Adam Richardson, Zachary Tallman and Tricia Tanguy.

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