Spokane Civic Theatre, in partnership with Gonzaga University’s Dance Department, is proud to present the record-breaking, genre-defying musical CATS, by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Really Useful Group, on the Margot & Robert Ogden Main Stage spring 2024.
CATS is set amongst a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with purr-fect felines. The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year—the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
CATS, one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981, where it played for 21 years and almost 9,000 performances. The innovative original production won the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983, the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony awards including Best Musical, and ran for 18 years. Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented all over the world, in many different languages and still performs to millions of audience members worldwide today.
MAY 10 – JUNE 16, 2024
Margot & Robert Ogden Main Stage
Based on ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ by T.S. Eliot
Directed by Jean Hardie and Jake Schaefer
PLEASE NOTE — Performances scheduled collaboratively with Arena, Downtown Stadium and Podium management as to avoid too many concurrent North Bank area events.
Online Tickets: CivicTickets.com
Box Office (Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 6PM): 509-325-2507
Interested in auditioning for or crewing CATS? Roles for acrobats/specialty artists, actors, developing dancers, and singers, in addition to trained/experienced dancers of all genres. Crew opportunities in all production departments. This production requires additional time investment. Professional conditioning, training (workshops and classes) and health/safety support included in rehearsal process. Click here to stay informed: https://form.jotform.com/spokanecivictheatre/CATSInfo