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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.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Rock Musical

  • Set Requirements: CATS takes place in a junkyard on the night of the Jellicle Ball.

  • Accolades:
  • 3 Awards including Outstanding Music, 2 Awards including Musical of the Year, 7 Awards including Best Musical, Best Musical, Award for Best Musical
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's London success was nearly matched on Broadway where it ran at the Winter Garden Theatre for just over 18 years.

REVIEWS:

"It's a musical that transports the audience into a complete fantasy world that could only exist in the theater and yet rarely does. CATS believes in purely theatrical magic, and on that faith it unquestionably delivers."

Frank Rich The New York Times

"More than a hit... a genuine theatrical landmark. The show keeps rejuvenating itself."

Elyse Sommer CurtainUp
  • Casting: 8M, 6F, 4M or F
  • Casting Notes: ENSEMBLE Strong dancers and singers are recommended for the larger roles. Recommended minimum of 4 (1 Woman and 3 Men). COMMENTS Some actors in Principal and Featured Roles are required to double in chorus roles.

  • ASPARAGUS (GUS)
    BOMBALURINA
    BUSTOPHER JONES
    DEMETER
    GRIZABELLA
    GRIDDLEBONE
    GROWLTIGER
    JELLYLORUM
    JENNYANYDOTS
    MR. MISTOFFELEES
    MUNGOJERRIE
    MUNKUSTRAP
    OLD DEUTERONOMY
    RUMPLETEAZER
    THE RUM TUM TUGGER
    SKIMBLESHANKS

    OTHER CHARACTERS (not in every production)
    ADMETUS
    ALONZO
    BILL BAILEY
    CARBUCKETTY
    CASSANDRA
    ELECTRA
    ETCETERA
    EXOTICA
    GEORGE
    GENGHIS or GILBERT
    JEMIMA
    MACAVITY
    PLATO
    POUNCIVAL
    RUMPUS CAT
    SILLABUB
    TANTOMILE
    TUMBLEBRUTUS
    VICTOR
    VICTORIA
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 Libretto/Vocal Score

    $24.00/pm
    Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    1 Libretto
    1 Libretto/Vocal Score
    1 Piano/Vocal Score

    $75.00
    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    30 Libretto/Vocal Scores

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material - 16 Piece Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    2 Full Scores (Act I & II)
    1 Keyboard I (Electric Piano, Piano)
    2 Keyboard II, III
    1 Cello
    1 Bass
    1 Woodwind I (Flute, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax)
    1 Woodwind II (Clarinet, Baritone Sax, Flute)
    1 Woodwind III (English Horn, Oboe)
    2 Horns I, II
    1 Trumpet I (Bb Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet)
    1 Trumpet II
    1 Trombone
    1 Guitar (Electric, Acoustic)
    1 Drums
    1 Percussion (Bass Drum, Bell Tree, Cabasa, Castanet, Concert Bass Drum, Congas, Cowbell, Cymbal, Deep Gong, Glock, Gong, Maraca, Ratchet, Rattle, Shake, Suspended Cymbal, Tambourine, Tam-Tam, Timpani, Triangle, Vides, Vibraslap, Whip, Wood Block, Xylophone)

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material - 10 piece Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    2 Full Scores (Act I & II)
    1 Keyboard I (Electric Piano, Piano)
    2 Keyboard II, III
    1 Cello
    1 Bass
    1 Woodwind I (Flute, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax)
    1 Woodwind II (Clarinet, Baritone Sax, Flute)
    1 Horn
    1 Guitar (Electric, Acoustic)
    1 Drums

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Piano-Rehearsal CD Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    Piano-Rehearsal CD’s – 2 x double CD’s
    CDs 1 & 2 are Piano-only (Acts I & II)
    CDs 3 & 4 are Piano with Melody Guide (Acts I & II)

    The recordings have the following features -
    Subdivided tracks for useful rehearsal points
    Gaps left for spoken sections/stage action where appropriate
    Clicks to help vocal entries
    Melody Guide features:
        1.    Easily identifiable sounds for each vocal line in Melody Guide
        2.    Vocal lines panned L-R for ease of learning

    $75.00
    Backing Track Rehearsal Material Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    1 Double CD comprising Backing Tracks (without vocals) and Rehearsal CD (with vocals)
    1 Piano/Vocal Score
    1 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.

    The Backing Track Rehearsal Material is only available for schools / youth groups / performing arts schools.

    $125.00 +$30.00/pm