10 Interesting Facts about Cats the Musical


Did you know 10 interesting Facts about Cats the Musical?Cats is a sung-through musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.Let`s check out the 10 interesting Facts about Cats the Musical.

 

Facts about Cats the Musical 1: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats (1939) is a collection of whimsical poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology, published by Faber and Faber. It is the basis for the musical Cats.Eliot wrote the poems in the 1930s, and included them, under his assumed name “Old Possum”, in letters to his godchildren

Facts about Cats the Musical 2: Heaviside Layer

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The Kennelly–Heaviside layer, named after Arthur E. Kennelly and Oliver Heaviside, also known as the E region or simply the Heaviside layer, is a layer of ionised gas occurring between roughly 90–150 km (56–93 mi) above the ground — one of several layers in the Earth’s ionosphere

Facts about Cats the Musical 3:Records

Directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Gillian Lynne, Cats first opened in the West End in 1981 and then with the same creative team on Broadway in 1982.  including Best Musical at both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards. The London production ran for 21 years and the Broadway production ran for 18 years, both setting new records

Facts about Cats the Musical 4:Elaine Paige and Betty Buckley

Elaine Paige OBE (born Elaine Jill Bickerstaff, 5 March 1948) is an English singer and actress best known for her work in musical theatre.Betty Lynn Buckley (born July 3, 1947) is an American actress and singer. She won the 1983 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats

Facts about Cats the Musical 5: fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history

Cats has been performed since October 7, 1982 to September 10, 2000 and won 7 Tony Awards in 1983, including Best Musical
3 Drama Desk Awards in 1983,Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album in 1984.

Facts about Cats the Musical 6: sixth-longest-running West End show

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The show closed on its 21st anniversary, when it was broadcast in Covent Garden for those who couldn’t acquire a ticket.It held the record for longest running West End Musical for four years.

Facts about Cats the Musical 7: the Jellicle tribe

Jellicle cats, or simply Jellicles, are a type of feline mentioned in T. S. Eliot’s book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and in Cats, a stage musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on the book.Introduced in Eliot’s poem The Song of the Jellicles, they were originally depicted as commonly nocturnal black and white, scruffy cats.

Facts about Cats the Musical 8:Munkustrap

In the show, Munkustrap functions as a narrator, singing several songs and introducing many of the other cats. He is also the protector and second in command of the cats, after patriarch Old Deuteronomy

Facts about Cats the Musical 9:Rum Tum Tugger

Rum Tum Tugger is portrayed as the rebel cat who cannot help but be difficult. He is never satisfied with what you give him.He is notoriously hard to please and sets himself apart from others by trying to be different.

Facts about Cats the Musical 10: Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer

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Mungojerrie and his partner in crime, Rumpleteazer, specialize in petty theft and mischief. In Eliot’s original poem “Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer”, they are depicted knocking over Ming vases and stealing items from their human family.

I hope you like the 10 interesting Facts about Cats the Musical.


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