CATS, the second-longest running show in Broadway history, will open in Toronto with an all-Canadian cast at David Mirvish’s Panasonic Theatre on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Previews of CATS will begin on Tuesday, May 28. 2013. Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS won seven Tony Awards in 1983 including Best Musical. “Memory” is one of the most popular songs from the show.
This Toronto multi-media production of CATS is directed by Dave Campbell and choreographed by Gino Berti with a new set design by Tim Webb. The show is produced by NuMu Inc., Starvox Entertainment and Classical Theatre Project with producers Marlene Smith, Geoffrey Smith, Corey Ross, David Galpern and Charles Roy. See our interview with Ma-Anne Dionisio who plays Grizabella.
CATS debuted in London in 1981 and has been performed in more than 20 countries since. The musical is based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats about the Jellicles cat tribe including Mungojerrie, Mr. Mistoffelees, Rum Tum Tugger, Rumpleteazer, Old Deuteronomy and Grizabella and their night at the Jellicle Ball.