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The first look inside "Cats: The Jellicle Ball" & exclusive photo

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#25The first look inside
Posted: 5/15/24 at 5:32pm

KJisgroovy said: ""Every single major production of Cats has changed scenes, songs, arrangements, characters who sing them, some songs cut entirely, others truncated."

Is this true? I feel like the only text changes I've noticed in the many different productions over the years have involved Growltiger's Last Stand (due to budget and vocal abilities) and Pekes and the Pollicles. I don't think I've really seen much deviation beyond that?

That said... I'd imagine they'll play around with things a lot here... and I think that's what the poster was asking. How much changing is going to go on? Someone mentioned Company... they changed the text to make that work. This isn't the same situation... or is it? Anyone know?
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Let's use purely Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer from Cats as an example. It started out as a slow Jazzy song in London sung by the pair, when it moved to Broadway the characters didn't even exist for many years. Instead the song was sung by Quxio while two other Cats in Trash costumes acted out in a more familiar version of the song. It wasn't until the late 80s I believe that what has become the standard version set in.

The order in which the songs feature in the beginning vary as well. The revival combined Pekes and the Pollicles with some of Growltiger. Japan had a Kabuki influence in their make up and  costume design. Rum Tum Tugger was depicted as Elvis instead of Mick Jagger.

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#26The first look inside
Posted: 5/15/24 at 7:27pm

I think this has legs. Bustopher Jones is totally the suburban executive golf & country club realness. Which seems like the furthest stretch to make, but it’s a legitimate category at a ball!

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#27The first look inside
Posted: 5/15/24 at 7:45pm

I absolutely ADORE how odd this concept is and hope to be in town to see it.  The show has never not been a theatrical pageant - so this might work quite well.  Rooting for it. 

PegasusOasis
#28The first look inside
Posted: 5/15/24 at 8:22pm

I’m looking forward to it! 

MezzA101
#29The first look inside
Posted: 5/30/24 at 9:03pm

"Jellicle Songs For Jellicle Cats" from CATS: "The Jellicle Ball" | PAC NYC - YouTube

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys00pB-NJxs

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#30The first look inside
Posted: 5/30/24 at 11:29pm

That has to be the worst promo I’ve seen. A bunch of people in p*say grabber hats dancing in street clothes in a pretty unexciting way in a non-theatrical setting? I’m hoping this is VERY early rehearsal footage at best. This has so much potential. Still, it won’t be worst Webber revival of the year, Sarah has that in her handbag. 

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#31The first look inside
Posted: 5/31/24 at 3:36am

MezzA101 said: ""Jellicle Songs For Jellicle Cats" from CATS: "The Jellicle Ball" | PAC NYC - YouTube



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys00pB-NJxs
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GAG! This is going to be so special. That was fierce. 

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Impeach2017
#32The first look inside
Posted: 5/31/24 at 6:30am

So, it's Cats, but they're not really cats.  Clever.  Plus, it will save on costuming costs.

 

Alexander Lamar
#33The first look inside
Posted: 5/31/24 at 8:09am

Have to admit I was skeptical when this was first announced, but that clip sold me. Huge fan of Omari and definitely see his hand on that choreo. 

Rentaholic2
#34The first look inside
Posted: 5/31/24 at 9:33am

Impeach2017 said: "So, it's Cats, but they're not really cats. Clever. Plus, it will save on costuming costs.

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This doesn't strike me as the type of production that's going to spare any expense on costumes.  Kind of a big part of ballroom culture, no?

There's something thrilling about the choreography in that video and how they're moving forward the entire time.  I love the idea for this and think it could be such a fun production.  Also love that we're apparently now in the "ALW reimagined" era.  

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#35The first look inside
Posted: 5/31/24 at 9:42am

greensgreens said: "That has to be the worst promo I’ve seen. A bunch of people in p*say grabber hats dancing in street clothes in a pretty unexciting way in a non-theatrical setting? I’m hoping this is VERY early rehearsal footage at best. This has so much potential. Still, it won’t be worst Webber revival of the year, Sarah has that in her handbag."

Errr what? This is clearly shot in a rehearsal room. And exactly one dancer is wearing a black beanie that has cat ears on it. 


"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."

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#36The first look inside
Posted: 5/31/24 at 5:35pm

greensgreens said: "That has to be the worst promo I’ve seen. A bunch of people in p*say grabber hats dancing in street clothes in a pretty unexciting way in a non-theatrical setting? I’m hoping this is VERY early rehearsal footage at best. This has so much potential. Still, it won’t be worst Webber revival of the year, Sarah has that in her handbag."

Your dumb ass is really up here calling Ballroom "non-theatrical"? It's literally rehearsal footage in a rehearsal hall. Are you familiar with how anything works?

You are so embarassing 

 

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#37The first look inside
Posted: 5/31/24 at 7:07pm

I’ve had a ticket for a while, but this short clip engaged me more than any clip from the original production (which I’ve never seen on stage) ever has, with the exception of Betty Buckley singing “Memory.” The choreography is just so un-fussy and un-bothered, but totally in sync with the music. I can’t wait.

 

Updated On: 5/31/24 at 07:07 PM

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#38The first look inside
Posted: 6/1/24 at 1:19pm

I said I hoped this was rehearsal footage and it was very untheatrical. I'm well aware what ballroom culture is and the theatricality involved, I've helped organize a few. This clip did not really resonate as "ballroom" for me. As for Paris Is Burning, I have had the movie memorized for more than half my life. So, let's hope the arrow this production shoots goes real high and we can shout "hooray for you"!

I still have high hopes for this production and don't understand how my critique of an advertisement was an indication of my knowledge and experience with ballroom culture or what the final production of this show will be like. LOL

MezzA101
#39The first look inside
Posted: 6/11/24 at 1:42pm

Extension and new video announced:

Cats: The Jellicle Ball | Perelman Performing Arts Center

 

https://pacnyc.org/whats-on/cats-the-jellicle-ball/

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#40The first look inside
Posted: 6/12/24 at 9:43pm

Invited dress:

The first look inside

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someoneinatree2
#41The first look inside
Posted: 6/13/24 at 10:53am

Looks cool! I'll be there tonight - first time at the Perelman. Will report back

terrilovesNY
#42The first look inside
Posted: 6/21/24 at 8:31pm

Could anyone provide seating advice? Hoping to see this next month. How is the view from the orchestra vs. the balcony vs. the runway seating? Thanks!!!

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TaffyDavenport
#43The first look inside
Posted: 6/21/24 at 8:35pm

terrilovesNY said: "Could anyone provide seating advice? Hoping to see this next month. How is the view from the orchestra vs. the balcony vs. the runway seating? Thanks!!!"

https://forum.broadwayworld.com/readmessage.php?thread=1159630&page=3

 

terrilovesNY
#44The first look inside
Posted: 6/21/24 at 8:39pm

Thanks Taffy!!! In my haste,  didn’t search the board enough to see that thread. I appreciate your quick response!!!


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