Monday, April 30, 2007

They Really Do Always Land On Their Feet

As the extra lucky birthday girl that I am, I had the chance to go see CATS over the weekend. Shockingly, the Broadway production was playing in our little neck of the woods and I found myself center in the sixth row. Having never seen this particular show before but LOVING every other musical I've been too, I was way-super-duper-all-the-way excited. And it was.....






Like most shows, it started off with a real humdinger of an opening scene. Lots going on. Interesting stage. Singing, dancing, acrobatics. It grabbed your attention like inappropriate beachware on the large and in charge.

And then the next number started. More singing. More dancing. An introduction to one of the cats in the crowd. On and on...cats.

By the fourth number, I began to gave up hope on ever discovering the plot of the story. Because there is no plot. And I am fine with that. I was perfectly content to watch these amazing actors portray cats so convincingly that it was sometimes scary. But the logical part of me still wanted THE STORY. Were these cats trying to get dodge a mangy pack of pups? Were they on the run from abusive homes? Were they at their cat family reunion? NOPE. They were just cats. Chillin. In an alley. And singing about it.

Don't get me wrong. I LOVED THE SHOW. I would see it again in a heartbeat. And I would recommend it to anyway who is okay with suspending belief and just enjoying a fun show where the performers literally knock your socks off.

Just don't call me to explain it to you when you're done.


Tharker said...

So fun! I'm with you though, I think it would drive me nuts not knowing the story line.

dandee said...

I was there on Saturday with Catherine and the best word we could come up with to describe the show was "interesting". I think I was more bothered than you with the lack of plot. The dancing was amazing, the singing, inspiring. But I'm not sure if I would see it again.

Too bad we don't have a better venue to enjoy such shows in. Maybe the Toyota Center is what ruined it for me. It sounds like you had great seats. We were in row 18 on the floor and I stared at the back of peoples heads through Act I. Act II was much better viewing because the people in the couple of rows infront of us didn't return after intermission.

I'm glad you had such a great time!

Heather said...

Interesting- so it's really just about Cats???

Tharker said...

Love the page header!!!!!

Alicia said...

How funny. I know I would love it just for what it is, but I think it would drive me a little nuts to not know what's going on. Glad you ultimately liked it, though.