The hit musical Cats is set to return to Vienna on 29 January 2012. Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Grizabella and other pussy cats vie for another cat’s life in the black theater tent.
The legendary musical classic Cats has astonished more than 65 million people around the world since it first opened in London in 1981. In Vienna, the show ran for seven years without a break. Now, the dancing cats are bringing their own “catworld” with them: an impressive, black Cats theater tent.
The production is the original London version of Cats in German. The audience takes part more than ever before in the hustle and bustle of the legendary Cats’ Ball, because up to three quarters of the circular stage is surrounded by rows of spectators. None of the 1800 seats is more than 20 meters from the middle, where the four-legged creatures skulk around on their golden shimmering junk yard.
The story of Cats is based on the literary draft of Nobel Prize winner T. S. Eliot, while the world-famous melodies are by Andrew Lloyd Webber. His Cats songs have written musical history: everyone knows the stirring song “Memory”, sung by stars such as Barbra Streisand and Angelika Milster. Curtain up for Grizabella and the acrobatic silk paws of the “Jellicle” clowder of cats.