The musical "CATS" will be presented by MPAA's Musical Theatre Program Students Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 19 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 20 at 3 p.m. All performance take place at the Washburn Performing Arts Center, 1201 39th Street, Washougal, Wash.Click for Directions to the Theatre
The show is based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer. A true musical theatre phenomenon, "CATS" opened at London's New London Theatre on May 11, 1981 and ran for a record-setting 21 years. The show's London success was nearly matched on Broadway where it ran at the Wintergarden Theatre for just over 18 years. The show's most memorable song is "Memory."
Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber, Lyrics by T.S. Eliot, Directed by Noah Scott, Vocal Direction by Barbara Richardson, Choreographed by Jayla Rose Sullivan and Tod Alan.
Tickets can be purchased in advance here or at the Washburn Performing Arts Center box office. The box office will open one hour prior to each performance. All seats $10 in advance or $13 at the door.