The Trip to Bountiful
Watermark Theatre (7/2 - 9/4)
QBall Creative (8/13 - 8/23)
Rothesay Netherwood School (4/23 - 4/23)
Neptune Theatre (3/2 - 3/28)
The Oldest Profession
Northern Light Theatre (9/17 - 10/3)
The touring production of CATS has changed in the more than fifteen years since I first saw it, but all of the elements that make the Andrew Lloyd Webber show a classic remain intact. The set is fairly simple: a junkyard where the cats congregate to celebrate the annual Jellicle Ball, when Old Deuteronomy (Adam Richardson) will choose which cat goes to the Heaviside Layer to be reborn. There are many contenders for the coveted position. We have Jennyanydots (Dani Goldstein), the seemingly lazy Gumbie cat who sleeps all day but works hard all night, demonstrated in a wonderful tap dancing sequence replete with a roaring twenties style flapper outfit. Then, there is the Rum Tum Tugger (McGee Maddox), the narcissistic, spoiled cat with the sexy swagger, who is a favourite of the lady-cats. Grizabella (Donna Vivino), the once glamourous cat, now past her prime and ostracized by the others. Gus, the Theatre Cat (Timothy Gulan), when aided by a toothful of gin, regales the audience with stories of his career on the stage, when he acted alongside theatre greats and once even 'understudied Dick Whittington's cat'. The Magical Mister Mistoffelees (PJ DiGaetano), shows off his impressive tricks and manages to conjure Old Deuteronomy, who was been kidnapped by Macavity (Brayden Newby), the nefarious 'Napoleon of crime'. Okay, so the plot is, perhaps, a little odd and the story may be disjointed. This is only natural, considering that the musical is based on a collection of whimsical poems written by T.S. Elliot for children. I think the reason CATS remains so popular after nearly forty years is because of the level of detail given to each character, from the costumes and make-up to each cat's story as they are introduced one by one, song by song, to the audience. Even the chorus cats have their own personalities. There is truly something for everyone in this show.
QUIZ: Attend the Winter’s Ball --Which Hamilton Star Is Your Date?
We're going back to 1780 for A Winter's Ball (you know, where the Schuyler Sisters are the envy of all?) for our latest Hamilton quiz!
QUIZ: Can You Guess the Hamilton Character from These Blurry Images?
QUIZ: Match the Lyric to the Hamilton Character!
QUIZ: Which Obscure Hamilton Character Are You?
QUIZ: Only People Who Had a Hamilton Phase Can Get an A+ on This Trivia Quiz
QUIZ: Everyone is a Combination of Act 1 and Act 2 Hamilton Characters. Which One Are You?
Upcoming Live Streamed Performances at National Arts Center
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Cappies' 15th Season is Cancelled
HAMILTON Film is Coming to Disney+ July 3
Join the BWW Book Club with THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BWAY Vol. 1
Beef & Boards Reopens Today With BEEHIVE: THE '60s MUSICAL
After a prolonged intermission, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre is reopening with a new show to its stage, Beehive: The '60s Musical, now on stage through Aug. 9.
John Lloyd Young to Perform Live Concert From The Space In Las Vegas
BWW Interview: Josh Shaw of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at Home Computer Screens
Paris Will Welcome a Movie Theatre on the Seine Next Week, With 'Cinema sur l'Eau'
A movie theatre is coming to the Seine river in Paris, complete with socially distant boats where patrons can enjoy films!