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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 04:40 AM

"'The Rum Tum Tugger' from Cats

John Partridge cracked me up, he was such a hoot!





We went to see Cats when my son was around 10 (23yrs ago). We all loved it.

The play had some really emotionally moving scenes in the last act, at least for me - when the old cat faced her mortality.

Have you seen it? Or the 2019 version? Both are excellent but in different ways.



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Reply "'The Rum Tum Tugger' from Cats (Original post)
Duppers Nov 2020 OP
yankeepants Nov 2020 #1
pansypoo53219 Nov 2020 #2
WePurrsevere Nov 2020 #3
Jirel Nov 2020 #4
Duppers Nov 2020 #7
MLAA Nov 2020 #5
Duppers Nov 2020 #8
2naSalit Nov 2020 #6

Response to Duppers (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 05:18 AM

1. I saw Cats on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater in 1982

It had just opened. So enchanting! I have not seen the Movie.

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Response to yankeepants (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 05:56 AM

2. i tried. i am not a musical fan. ick poo. gave upon crouching tiger, dragon movie.BORING.

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 06:21 AM

3. In the early 90s I took my eldest daughter...

To see it on tour at the historical Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, NY. It was absolutely amazing, I bought the cassette set and we played, sang and danced to them until they stopped working. It's still a big favourite to see snippets of on YouTube so thanks for sharing.

While each cat's story and purrsonae was very interesting, Grizabella had such a deeply touching one that, while sad, the end where she was chosen was actually very uplifting for us as cat lovers and rescuers.

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 08:51 AM

4. Saw it both ways.

Missed being able to audition for it once because I was leading the orchestra pit instead. I half loved, half hated the movie version. It was too uneven, with a couple of the cats being ego-trips for the actors, or the segments just badly done. The movie would’ve been better if they’d ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 09:37 AM

7. You're spot on regarding the movie version.

Thanks!

There were parts I loved but thought some should've been left out.



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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 09:10 AM

5. He is marvelous!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 09:43 AM

8. Indeedy, I agree.

I've replayed this performance at least a dozen times. He cracks my hubby up too.
Me: Hey hon, can you do that?
Hubby: But he can't do what I do either.

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 09:25 AM

6. I saw it in London...

During the tenth anniversary of the Broadway opening. I enjoyed it, but I'm a musician of multiple genres.

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