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Cats Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 79



4.0 star rating from St. Louis, Missouri


I did love the play but I could not understand the words half the time which was disappointing. I still highly recommend and will see again!

4.0 star rating Rtpc from Atlanta, Georgia


This show is 100% worth seeing. While there were a few technical hiccups, the actors recovered from them remarkably! The dancing was basically perfect and the general vibe of each cat felt correct. Memory was beautifully sung, and I especially liked Mistoffilies performance! Tugger remained the bisexual icon he’s always been- turn up the gay a little!!! It’s 2023! Just a few cons- I’m not sure how I feel about putting white makeup on your black actors faces. Seems like you could adjust the pallet a bit. Additionally, the woodwinds seemed to either not be loud enough or skipping notes. Maybe I’m the only one who noticed since I know this music very well. Some of the cats I know to be middle aged were played by like 22 year olds and I could very much HOWEVER I still think this is well worth your time and money. It is faithful to what Cats is meant to be. Wonderful job!!

4.0 star rating David Klein from Honolulu, Hawaii


I saw CATS at Blaisdale in the 80s. Loved the show. I have seen it since. On June 14 I have to say the dancing was superb. The effects were magical. However, all 4 of us agreed the sound was way too loud. From the 1st number the orchestra was at 10. Where would the singing go? Trying to amplify over the music distorted the lyrics to where they could not be understood. Having opera singers adds amazing range but again the music was so loud it was even more difficult to hear the lyrics. Please consider turning the amplitude down When a show starts 1st number at volume 10...there is no place to go up. This a fantastic show with very talented actors, singers and dancers. This production proved the old adage if the sound and light crew are doing their best one notices them. As for seats, be careful. 2 of our group had row P tickets. They were on the floor. Then buying on line L tickets were in the balcony. With theater smoke view was obscured. This is a great show. I hope they back off the volume and it would be a much better show.

3.0 star rating Lynda from Austin, Texas


This is definitely a production for which I wish I was prepared. Loved the set with all the peeking and disappearing and and visual dimension. Would have loved seeing various cats in the audience but couldn't see that. I'm sure the make-up and costumes were fantastic but from my seats couldn't really appreciate it. Note to self: when seeing it next, buy closer seats or take a pass. The dancing and awesome interpretation by cast in playing their cats was much to enjoy. Stand out performances by many as well as chorus performances I enjoyed. Like many, much of the story got lost in translation--simply couldn't understand the words at least 50% of the time `(Only time this season.) It did help at intermission to read a synposis of what was happening. Wish I had done that to begin with along with a reading scan of lyrics. We always have a great time but would definitely sit closer at next performance of CATS.

3.0 star rating Joanhelen from Albuquerque, New Mexico


Even tho I knew the story, I had several problems with this production. One-I couldn't hear the words from the chorus. Two-the costumes were blah. Three-frankly, all it was was dancing around the stage. Good dancing, mind you, but mostly just dancing and tumbling. We were disappointed.

3.0 star rating Richard S. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Being a director myself, the show did its job. It was entertaining and made people leave the theater smiling. That being said, only a small percentage of the actors were actually feline. The the rest were smiling and giggling on stage and looked like they were fooling around. Kerri as Grizabella was incredible, even though she seemed young she really captured the audience every moment she was on stage. Also we saw the understudy for rum tum tugger, and he did not disappoint at all. He was incredible, best tugger I’ve seen in ages, Zack Berger his name was, look out for him he’s a star. Mungo and rump were adorable, and the girl who played Victoria was really beautiful to watch. Those were the standouts for me. The show overall was fine. Truly lacked heart and magic.

3.0 star rating Keith from Chicago, Illinois


1) The production value (sets, lighting, costumes, etc) was very good. 2) We were in the 10th row center. There were many times when I had no idea what the actors were saying/singing. And it wasn't just me. Others during intermission had the same complaint. 4) Performers were excellent! But one performer (Grizabella) played her role as one agonized cat. The actor's voice & acting were fantastic. But whether this was called for in the script or the director's instruction, it came off as awkward. 5) For me, the musical was hard to take. Some of the numbers were performed incredibly well ("Mungojerry & Rumpleteazer" "Mr. Mistofeleez" and the final chorus). But the other numbers were uninteresting and not memorable for me. I truly have no idea why "Cats" is so popular based on this production. One last thing: A family of four (parents w/ their young kids) showed up 20 min late & ate popcorn f/ noisy bags & talked during the show. Theater is not the movies! Be considerate!

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