CATS, Benedum Theater
A FOUR STAR MEOW
JoAnn R. Forrester, Empress of Biz.
|Elizabeth Stanley as Grizabella|
Millions of people have seen Cats since 1981 and have just purred over the Jellicle cats and their salute to immortality. The performance of this weekend at the Benedum Theatre was purrfect. The audience was immediately in love with the performance from the very talented Broadway quality cast. They were singing joyfully and dancing exuberantly. In a nonstop musical acrobatic, twisting, somersaulting, cartwheeling performance that put permanent paw prints of joy into everyone hearts.
We all know the favorites Mr. Mistofeles' and 'Memories'., but
wait what about Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella, the
Glamour Cat, once a real looker and now a faded raggedy cat…and MaCavity the
bad boy cat. All amazing performances and a musical wonder to see
|Jenna Nicole Schoen as Demeter, Lily Emilia Smith |
as Jellylorum and Ashley Chasteen as Bombalurina
Andrew Lloyd Weber musical masterpiece will go on forever just based on the music, memorable songs and outstanding choreography, with the wonderful them of presenting the captivating story of the Jellicle cats
My view of the play was fantastic. We were seated in the Directors Circle, second floor. Where we could look down at the
and just soak up the energy that flew up from the stage. Amidst that
incredible view I found myself developing a different
perspective. In the midst of all the joy and exuberance I was
reflexing on the tales of the cats and their possible human
counterparts. There are people I know who, I could swear their lives
were being portrayed right on stage…for better or worse.
|Will Porter as Mungojerrie and |
Mara Newbery as Rumpleteazer
|Ken Prymus as Old Deuteronomy|
Hmmm….I wonder if anyone asked the shows originators who were the models for your cats?
Anyways, as always excellent quality from the Pittsburgh CLO and Kudos to all those who work so hard to bring the best of the musical theater to our part of the world. We are so fortunate to have you.
And as a human being who is owned by Ginger the Cat…I am instructed to tell you the rating is a four meow rating…the highest praise a cat will give.
Written By: JoAnn R. Forrester
Host of Empress of Biz
Anchor Internet Radio Show on PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com
JoAnn R. Forrester is co-host of the Empress of Biz Talkcast and co-founder, president and partner in S. I. Business Associates, Small Business Solutions, LLC and Celebrate and Share. She is an entrepreneur, writer, business growth specialist, teacher, columnist and award winning writer. JoAnn specializes in helping small businesses grow and prosper. She is the co-developer of the PRICE IT PERFECT™ cost management system for small business, and has secured over 40 million dollars in loans and investment for her clients.
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