Cats the Musical, one of the longest-running shows in the history of West End and Broadway, comes to Auckland for a strictly limited season. To be staged at the Civic Theatre, the show will run on 11 – 20 September this year.
Following its successful show in London’s West End, the record-breaking Cats the Musical will come to The Civic Theatre, in Auckland, New Zealand in September. Based on T.S. Eliot’s book of poems, the Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the musical is composed by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Set among a larger-than-life junkyard playground, Cats the Musical tells the story of a tribe of cats, called the Jellicles. These Jellicle Cats came out one night to tell their stories before Old Deuteronomy, their benevolent and wise leader, who decides which cat should ascend to The Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.
Cats premiered in the West End on 11 May 1981 at the New London Theatre. Then, it debuted on Broadway on 7 October 1982 at the Winter Garden Theatre with the same production team. The show became the longest-running musical in the history of Broadway on 19 June 1997 with 6,138 performances.
Cats the Musical has already been staged in more than 30 countries, seen by over 73 million people all over the world, and translated into 15 languages since the time it made its world premiere. One of the songs featured in the show is the hit song Memory, which has been covered by more than 150 artists including Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, and Barbra Streisand.
Both its West End and Broadway presentations received recognition in the Grammy Awards for Best Cast Album.
In the Auckland show, here is the show schedule:
- 11 September 2015, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
- 12 September 2015, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
- 13 September 2015, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
- 15 September 2015, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
- 16 September 2015, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
- 17 September 2015, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
- 18 September 2015, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
- 19 September 2015, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
- 20 September 2015, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
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