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Cats?? so what??

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Cats?? so what??#0
Posted: 12/24/05 at 12:20am
OK so...recently I have seen the Cats video and...well I dont understand why it is the "most famous musical in the world" It didnt seem that great to me! I mean it had no plot and some of the songs creeped me out...I dont understand why everyone loves it so much.
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re: Cats?? so what??#1
Posted: 12/24/05 at 12:22am
I recommend doing a search.
There's more posts about love / hate this show than cat's lives.
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tacos are great
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re: Cats?? so what??#2
Posted: 12/24/05 at 12:23am
It's about giant cats that sing and dance. That's pretty great stuff, right there.

I don't get why The Wiggles are so popular. They creep me out.
Literal tacos! Sheesh. Y'all are nasty....
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re: Cats?? so what??#3
Posted: 12/24/05 at 12:24am
you gotta be kidding me....
no more CATS debates post....do a search like blaxx said...thnx
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re: Cats?? so what??#4
Posted: 12/24/05 at 12:25am
search?? what search?? I just joined BroadwayWorld like, 10 minutes ago!
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re: Cats?? so what??#5
Posted: 12/24/05 at 12:27am
SSSSHHHH....
Hush child...
SSSSHHHH....

*bitch slaps WhatYouOwn27*
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re: Cats?? so what??#6
Posted: 12/24/05 at 12:29am
why the bitchslapping??
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re: Cats?? so what??#7
Posted: 12/24/05 at 12:31am
They just mean that there have been many topics on this already and all you have to do is go to the Search box in the top right corner of the screen and type in Cats to view past discussions on this very topic.
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re: Cats?? so what??#8
Posted: 12/24/05 at 12:33am
oh...ok...thx!

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re: Cats?? so what??#9
Posted: 12/24/05 at 12:35am
Hi...Welcome to the board!


I suggest checkin' out the BWW FAQ, Its a broad overview of the features of the site and many topics commonly covered...plus quite amusing!

https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.cfm?thread=858987
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re: Cats?? so what??#10
Posted: 12/24/05 at 12:36am
Blu to the rescue! re: Cats?? so what??
What the puck?!
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re: Cats?? so what??#11
Posted: 12/24/05 at 12:42am
thx
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re: Cats?? so what??#12
Posted: 12/24/05 at 1:25am
as Andrew Lloyd Webber said to Hal Prince when Hal was trying to figure Cats out himself...."its just about cats, hal". they never discussed it again...
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re: Cats?? so what??#13
Posted: 12/24/05 at 1:32am
I had a lengthy debate with other members of this site a couple of weeks ago, and am sick of Cats at this point in time.
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re: Cats?? so what??#14
Posted: 12/24/05 at 1:37am
I would reccomend that you only comment on what has been posted so far, so then you don't get beat for starting a nother very common thread.

just a little advice, AND WELCOME!! :)
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re: Cats?? so what??#15
Posted: 12/24/05 at 1:40am
If there's one thing I don't understand about broadway....it's cats
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small compared to what lies within us..
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re: Cats?? so what??#16
Posted: 12/24/05 at 1:55am
LoL I don't think anyone gets cats. I just know it makes me laugh haha...oh cats.
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re: Cats?? so what??#17
Posted: 12/24/05 at 8:39am
Everybody but old ladies who collect wooden cat figurines hates cats. Okay, maybe a few other people...but
I'm paraphrasing here, but on the POTO DVD Harold Prince said something like
"One day, I turned to Andrew and said 'Am I missing something? Are these cats supposed to be metaphors? Is such-and-such a cat supposed to be the Queen of England or something?' And he turned to me with a look of dismay on his face and said 'No, Harold, it's about cats.'"

EDIT: Sorry, I see Andrew already posted this.
Updated On: 12/24/05 at 08:39 AM
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re: Cats?? so what??#18
Posted: 12/24/05 at 8:54am
Scarywarhol, that may be the best thing I've heard in a while. I am cracking up at my computer.
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re: Cats?? so what??#19
Posted: 12/24/05 at 2:23pm
I'm doing a production of it, and believe it or not... there is actually a story. You just have to sit there, and analyze the show... which I think you should have to after you see a show. To many shows just put it right out there... however... some of the stuff in CATS is to subliminal to understand and is one of it's downfalls. But basically it's that the Jellicle Cat tribe are meeting for the jellicle ball, which is where the jellicle leader, Old Deuteronomy, picks a cat to go to the heavyside layer, which is where a cat goes to be reborn into another cat live (they're said to have 9...remember?) They're all trying to go to the heavy side layer, because if you die before you go to the heavyside layer, you die. You just do, and you can't come back. Grizabella, defied the jellicle law, which is that the family stays together, and left 6 or 7 years before this jellicle ball. She comes back for the first time in the beginning of the show, and tries to apologize for leaving, and to show them that she made a mistake by going out into the world and getting beat up. They all try to get picked, but in the end realize that they should forgive Grizabella, and choose her to go to the heavyside layer. It's about forgiveness, and love for family... kind of... some of the music is amazing... some of it is bleh... the dancing is really intense, and it was made to be about the spectacle, and the fact that there were dancing CATS on the stage... rather than trying to create a huge beautiful intriquite piece of theatre, which I think should be done first rather than designing a show so that it can be a spectacle, which is what I think that ALW does alot. Had they really tried to explain the show a bit more, it would have been better... but hey, it's the longest freaking show that ran on Broadway ever... I guess we don't have lisence to mess. re: Cats?? so what??
that's a really big mic...
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re: Cats?? so what??#20
Posted: 12/24/05 at 2:23pm
Double post!
that's a really big mic...
Updated On: 12/24/05 at 02:23 PM
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re: Cats?? so what??#21
Posted: 12/24/05 at 2:24pm
ok then i see most every1 agrees with me...except those damn old cat figurine collecting old ladies! lol ok then thx


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re: Cats?? so what??#22
Posted: 12/24/05 at 2:28pm
Was T. S. Elliot a guy who was really deep? Or did he just like cats? Like maybe if they did actually talk to him, even though he was dead... maybe they would be about different metaphorical... people? Or maybe it really was just about Cats... who knows?...
that's a really big mic...