Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Oh well I never, was there ever?

For those of you who grew up listening to Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS, you will now have that single line of that magical song play through your head for the next seven hours.

Last night, Jill and I, after a riveting Mary Kay facial party, got all gussied up in black dresses, and hopped Trax to the Capitol Theatre, where our 25 dollar tickets bought our way into a magical land, where the starry skied stage filled with larger-than-life-sized garbage and car parts brought back old "memories" (bah-hah) of my childhood. Back then, not only did I know what a jellicle cat was, but I also wanted to BE a jellicle cat. Though this is a bit embarrassing, I used to try to teach myself the dances, and I was so enthralled at watching how catlike their movements were. I would rewind and replay the Jellicle Ball, dreaming that one day, I too, would dance and sing about the Heavyside Layer.

We often laugh at CATS. How is a play where humans dress up like felines and sing and dance and steal things so popular? Well, the answer is, it's just entertaining. Though very long in parts, it really is a moving work of art. The music is just soooo good. And by the end, you just want to be up there on the stage, raising your paw above your head, singing "Up up, up, to the heavyside layer. . . " So in conclusion, good job Andrew Lloyd Webber. And you really should have told Jason Castro to sing something from Joseph instead of Memory. What were you thinking?

3 comments:

jill said...

...a cat so clever as Magical Mr. Mistofolees....

Toni said...

I tried to watch a taping of cats once and couldn't make it past the first half an hour. Perhaps I'll have to try agin :) And ps, I think I caught your cold :)

Kelly said...

I'm ashamed to say I hardly know anything about Cats. :( I love musicals! I need to brush up. That's so fun you got to go! I love going to plays at the Capitol Theatre -- it's got an old-fashioned taste to it. Love it!!