Saturday, March 28, 2009
I went to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS in Baltimore over the weekend. This is the second time that i have seen it on the live stage, so how was it? PHENOMENAL, as always. There is a clear reason why this was the longest running show on Broadway. Nothing beats seeing it in person either, the lights, the sounds, the effects, the songs, the dances, everything was just amazing.
For those of you who don't know the plot to cats, its just basically about....well cats. Poems were taken from T.S. Elliot and made into this musical about a group of cats who join once a year for a very special occasion. At the end of the night, the leader of the cats will choose one very special cat so they may be reborn into a new cat life. The play is about each cat saying why they feel they should be the chosen one or plead a case for the another one they think it should be. I think the play is better if you're a cat person yourself, you'd just get it better. Not to say if you're not a cat person you wouldn't like this show, i think everyone should see it at least once.
I knew all of the songs by heart but i still give them an A plus. The dancers were amazing too, i don't know how people can bend that way or stretch like that but they do and its pretty cool to see so i give them an A plus as well. My seat was great too, not too far back and right in the middle. The theater was nice too so my entire experience was an overall A plus. If you haven't seen CATS yet, do yourself a favor and go. Rent the video first if you are skeptical. I still think this is by far the best musical out there but that is just my two cents.