The cats are coming! Broadway San Diego presents “Cats” from January 10 through January 15, 2012 at downtown San Diego’s Civic Theatre.
Since “Cats” first opened on the West End stage in 1981, it has become one of the world’s best known and best loved musicals. With a plot based on T.S Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” and award-winning music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, “Cats,” originally directed by Trevor Nunn, has since been presented in over 20 countries and in about 250 cities, including such diverse destinations as Buenos Aires, Seoul, Helsinki, and Singapore. The show has been translated into 10 languages: Japanese, German, (three versions for Germany, Austria and Switzerland), Hungarian, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, French, Spanish (two versions for Mexico and Argentina) and Italian. The title of the show has rarely been translated; when the Mexican producers did a survey as to whether the Mexican audience would like their production to be called “Gatos,” the response was unanimous in favor of keeping the English title.
The show tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as the “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heavyside Layer and come back to a new life. It is segmented into two acts: Act I — When Cats Are Maddened by the Midnight Dance and Act II — Why Will the Summer Day Delay — When Will Time Flow Away? For those that have never seen the show, they have no doubt heard the popular hit “Memory.”
WHEN: January 10-15, 2012
1100 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
TICKETS: Purchase online