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CATS (Full-Length Edition with Backing Track)

One of the world’s best-known and meow-velous musicals!

  • Full Length Musical
  • Backing Tracks, Dramatic Comedy
  • 120 minutes

  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set, Flexible
  • Orchestra Size: Backing Track

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, Jr High/Primary, Elementary School / Primary
The Full-Length Edition backing track is around 120 minutes in length and corresponds with the full West End 16 piece orchestration. This edition will enable those schools / youth groups / performing arts schools perhaps without the space or resources for a large orchestra to perform the show and delve into the musical world of ‘practical, dramatical, pragmatical ‘ CATS!

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 Winter Garden Theatre for just over 18 years.

* * Please note that the licence granted is for ‘non-replica’ rights. This means you are not permitted to reproduce any elements of the directions, choreography, designs or other creative elements of the original 1981 London production of the Play or video production or any previous professional production of the Play except for the music and the lyrics. You are permitted to set your production in a rubbish dump, however it must be your own design of a dump but you are not obliged to set CATS in a rubbish dump. For example, it could be anywhere that CATS hang out – an alleyway, rooftops, etc.

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.

  • Casting: 8M, 6F
  • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Roles for Multicultural Casting, Expandable casting
  • Chorus Size: Large

Name Price
Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

1 x Libretto
1 x Pinao-Score

Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

1 x Double CD comprising Backing Tracks (without vocals) and Rehearsal CD (with vocals)
1 x Piano-Vocal Score
1 x Libretto (script)

For additional Piano Vocal Scores or Libretto there is an additional charge as follows:
Libretto (per additional copy)  -  **A$2.50 for one month, A$2.00 for the second month and A$1.00 for each month thereafter.
Vocal Score (per additional copy) - **A$5.00 for one month, A$2.50 for the second month and A$2.00 for each month thereafter.

$125.00 +$30.00/pm