Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats The Musical is coming to Minneapolis this October! The record-breaking show that has attracted millions of musical enthusiasts all over the world is conquering the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis from October 25 to October 30! This series of shows is part of the musical’s extensive North American tour, consisting of 17 major cities! Guests can anticipate this award-winning musical to deliver breathtaking music, striking choreography, and incredible scenic design! The original musical took London’s West End and Broadway by storm so expect the revival to be just as amazing! Besides a fantastic award-winning creative team, Cats will also deliver a remarkable touring cast! What are you waiting for? This is your opportunity to see the world-beloved Cats in the heart of Minneapolis! So grab your tickets now before the show sells out!
Cats is an award-winning musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on a collection of poems by T. S. Eliot, titled Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. The musical tells the story of the Jellicles, a tribe of cats. Together, these felines decide which creature will go to the Heaviside layer and live a new life. The ritual or song number in selecting which cat can ascend to the coveted rebirthing is called the “Jellicle choice.”
The musical first opened in London’s West End in May 1981. One year later, the musical opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater. The original creative team consists of award-winning director Trevor Nunn and choreographer Gillian Lynne, whose credits include the Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret, Gigi, and more. The production in London ran for over two decades, while the one on Broadway thrived for 18 years. Cats is recorded to be the fourth longest-running Broadway show in history and became one of the highest-grossing musicals in the U.S., with $3.5 billion in sales as of 2012.
This groundbreaking musical has won numerous accolades. In 1981, Cats won two of London’s West Ends most prestigious awards, the Laurence Olivier Awards. Meanwhile, in the U.S., Cats took home seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Apart from the Tonys, Cats also won three Drama Desk Awards, a Grammy Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award. The musical has also garnered rave reviews from critics. Robert Feldberg from the Northjersey.com mentioned that Cats is “kitschy and fun, sometimes quite touching, and marvelously well done. It’ll likely be very nostalgic for anyone who saw the show before, and, I’m guessing, a treat for people who haven’t, and don’t go expecting a profound theatrical experience.”
Meanwhile, Peter Marks from the Washington Post mentioned that the new choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler provided refinements that “inject precision and verve and allow several of the performers, in their equitably distributed spotlight moments, to show off grandly.” Michael Dale from BroadwayWorld, who saw the Cats Revival, added that the show is “packed with Terrific Performances.” Lastly, David Finkle from Huffington Post gave the show 9 out of 10 stars. “You better believe that the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Trevor Nunn-T.S. Eliot “Cats” is Now and Forever.”
“Kitschy and fun, sometimes quite touching, and marvelously well done!” – Northjersey.com
“You better believe that the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Trevor Nunn-T.S. Eliot “Cats” is Now and Forever.” – Huffington Post.
“Does ‘Cats’ Have Nine Lives on Broadway? Two, Certainly.” – New York Times.
“Charming CATS Revival Is Packed With Terrific Performances.” – BroadwayWorld.
This 2022, a new generation of Cats will be introduced to the audience. The musical, directed by Trevor Nunn, will feature the original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the original scenic and costume design by John Napier. The audience can also look forward to an all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz, while the esteemed Mick Potter comes in to introduce an all-new sound design. Lastly, Andy Blankenbuehler heads the new choreography based on Gillian Lynne’s work.
From October 25 to October 30, 2022, Cats will conquer the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Since 1921, the 2,500-capacity venue has provided the entertainment-loving folks of Minneapolis with a premier destination to experience top-tier events. Formerly named Hennepin Theater, the Orpheum Theatre has hosted numerous Broadway productions, including Mamma Mia!, The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera.
Tickets to see Cats at the Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis are now available! Secure your passes now and experience one of the most beloved musicals of our generation!