One of the biggest hits in theatrical history is coming to Dallas this November.
Featuring new sound design, direction, and choreography for a new generation, Dallasites will be able to experience Cats for the first time as it begins a new life.
Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals and Broadway Across America, Cats will open Nov. 5 at the Music Hall in Fair Park. Tickets for the engagement, which runs through Nov. 17, are now on sale.
Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the record-breaking musical spectacular has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America.
The original Broadway production opened in 1982 at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 7,485 performances and 18 years. CATS was originally produced on Broadway by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company Limited, David Geffen, and The Shubert Organization.
Cats returned to Broadway in 2016 in a stunning revival at the Neil Simon Theatre. Preview performances began July 14, 2016, and officially opened on July 31, 2016. Cats played its final performance on Dec. 30, 2017, after 16 previews and 593 regular performances.
The creative team for the new production includes John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Mick Potter (Sound Design), choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne, and direction by Trevor Nunn.
Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, has been translated into 15 languages, and has been seen by more than 73 million people worldwide.
The revival of CATS is produced by The Shubert Organization, James L. Nederlander, The Really Useful Group and Cameron Mackintosh.
Single tickets start at $25 and are available at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by phone at 800-982-2787.
They can also be purchased in person at the Music Hall at Fair Park Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.