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CATS: Young Actors Edition

A 60-minute adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's blockbuster meow-sical, designed especially for young performers.

  • Short Musical
  • Dramatic Comedy, TYA
  • 60 minutes

  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, Jr High/Primary, Elementary School / Primary, Youth/Camp Programs
CATS: Young Actors Edition is a one-hour adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical, specially tailored for young actors. The materials have been prepared to help your school or organization mount the best possible production and to give your young cast and crew an exciting and rewarding experience.

CATS is set amongst a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with purr-fect felines, including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Skimbleshanks and Grizabella. The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year—the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one, they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.

Premiere Production:
  • CATS, one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981, where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances. The groundbreaking production was the winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. The following year, CATS opened at New York’s Winter Garden Theatre, its home for the next 18 years, garnering seven 1983 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The show returned to Broadway in 2016, where it had a successful pre-tour run at the Neil Simon Theatre.
  • CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, translated into 16 languages, and seen by more than 73 million people worldwide. The original Broadway cast recording won the Grammy Award for Best Cast Album. Lloyd Webber’s magnificent musical score includes the poignant hit song “Memory,” which has been recorded by over 150 artists from Barbra Streisand to Liberace to Barry Manilow. A big screen adaptation, directed by Tom Hooper, opened in December 2019, starring Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, James Corden, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Ian McKellen and Francesca Hayward.
    • Casting: 24M or F
    • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Ensemble cast, Flexible casting, Roles for Teens, Expandable casting

  • ADMETUS
    ALONZO
    ASPARAGUS/GUS
    BILL BAILEY
    BOMBALURINA
    CARBUCKETTY
    CASSANDRA
    CORISOPAT and TANTOMILE
    DEMETER
    GRIZABELLA
    JELLYLORUM
    JEMIMA
    JENNYANYDOTS
    MACAVITY
    MISTER MISTOFFELEES
    MUNGOJERRIE and RUMPLETEAZER
    MUNKUSTRAP
    OLD DEUTERONOMY
    QUAXO
    RUM TUM TUGGER
    SKIMBLESHANKS
    VICTORIA
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Student Libretto/Vocal Book

    $24.00
    Rehearsal Material Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    22 x Student Librettos & Student Vocal Books
    1 x Production Guide
    1 x Piano-Vocal Book
    1 x Digital Resource Package (including Choreography Videos)
    Performance & Guide Vocal Tracks

    $895.00
    Lib/Vocal Book 10 Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    10 x Student LIbretto & Student Vocal Books

    $150.00