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Now Showing: 'Cats The Musical' In Manila Is Your Pre-Christmas Treat!

Now Showing: 'Cats The Musical' In Manila Is Your Pre-Christmas Treat!

After playing to a packed house and receiving multiple standing ovations last night, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stunning production officially opened last November 6 and will run for a strictly limited season at the Theatre at Solaire.

Recently, the local producers have launched an a-meow-zing promo for groups of 4: audience members who purchase 2 tickets will be able to buy another 2 at 20% off! Tickets are on sale via ticketworld.com.ph.

Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Cats first returned to the West End in December 2014 reuniting the original creative team— Director Trevor Nunn, Associate Director and Choreographer Gillian Lynne, Designer John Napier and Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Following a second season at the London Palladium in 2015 and a UK Tour in 2016, the production embarked on an international tour in 2017 and now continues to tour the world throughout 2018 and 2019.

On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.

Cats—one of the longest-running shows in West End and on Broadway—received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981 where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances.  The production was the winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983, the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony awards including Best Musical, and ran for eighteen years. Since its world premiere, Cats has been presented in over 30 countries, has been translated into 15 languages and has been seen by over 73 million people world-wide.  Both the original London and Broadway cast recordings won Grammy Awards for Best Cast Album. The classic Lloyd Webber score includes Memory which has been recorded by over 150 artists from Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis to Liberace and Barry Manilow.

The international tour of the Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre production of CATS is again presented by David Ian Productions.

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Photographs from GMG Productions

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