CATS in Toronto was AMAZING. I think that was equally as fun as Toronto was, but better because we had a fellow CATS
fan with us, Jessica!! We met Jessica breifly in Toronto last year, so this year, we had her come down to our city to see
it with us.
Me (Sascha)- Mungojerrie
Rumpelteazer12 (Lindsey)- Demeter
Patridge1212 (Jessica)- Plato
I got home from school and the first thing I did was run into my Nana's house and scream,
"OMG CATS!" and she screamed because I scared her. Then, at 4 o'clock, while I was watching Ellen, I was waiting for Jessica
to arrive because I was so hyped for CATS. While I was thinking to myself, "Don't think about Jess, then time won't go
by so slow!" Jess knocked on the door. I ran and hugged her (because I'm pretty sure we had planned that the second we
saw each other there would be some serious hugging going on...) and then Leslee and Jen left, and would return around 5:30.
Jess and I basically stood around my kitchen looking at each other's costumes (because
I was so anxious to see Jessica's!). And then around 4:56, after the kitchen had been totally trashed, we decided it was costume
Then before we left to get Lindsey, my Nana went to get gas in the van, so Jess and I
played around outside with my camera. We posed on the 'CATS-car' my Papa has. (It's just a car that resembles the one on the
Jess and I brought out the CD player and danced to CATS until my Nana came back with the
van. We danced to some of Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer, half of The Jellicle Ball and all of Macavity:
The Mystery Cat! It was so much fun! We need to do some more dancing Jess!!
Then, when everything was go, Jess, Leslee, Jen, my Nana and I were set. We drove to Melanie's
house to pick up Lindsey and Melanie. We got there and did Linds' make up quick and played around in the basement for about
15 mins before we demanded we go before we were late.
On the way to CATS, not only was it raining but there was also an accident on the road
that we decided to take, so we were behind schedual by 20 mins, so we missed the first 20 mins of CATS. We got in around Bustopher
The preformance from what we saw was amazing. I'm actually not going to go into detail
about every song and character, but I will tell you bits and peices. Like I said, we were there in time to see Bustopher Jones.
The theatre was rather small, and the set somewhat plain (more set peices would have been
nice) but it was still really nice. The lighting was ok, and the seating was alright, however... The people around
us p*ssed me off so much.
The people behind us complained to the theatre staff that our heads were to big and they
couldn't see. Then they told us they wanted to switch seats with us. There was only two of them and three of us (Jess, Linds
and I), and how they expected that to work I have no idea.
Then during Growltiger, the woman in front of me and Lindsey turned around and said, "SHH!"
when we were laughing at the way Munkustrap was sleeping (he had his butt in the air and it was funny XD).
I have to say, the way they did Growltiger was absolutly amazing. they brought
out some extra prop peices to make it look like a ship (sail, and some posts) and the lighting went more blue. Growltiger
was so awesome though. the way they did his make up, wig and overall costume was incredible. They really got that character
down. And the singing was AWESOME!
Not only did they do Growltiger's Last Stand, but they even did the Peke's and the Pollicles!
(First time seeing it live in a theatre!). The Pekes looked very much like the video did, as did the Pollicles. At one point
they were all barking at each other, and then Munkustrap said, "NO!" and Alonzo barked again, and everyone stared at him and
it was just the funniest thing XD
When Old Deuteronomy came down the isle (i didn't really notice him at first but Jess
sure did XD), he was like, nuzzling against people in the audience, and he came over to Jess, Linds and I! Twa exciting.
During the Jellicle ball, they used one of Jess' favourite pairs (Victoria/Mungojerrie).
There was a small queen, a chorus cat, who was paired off with Quaxo, and I thought it was the cutest thing. She was black
with white patches. Jemima was with Pouncival. Those are the only ones I really remember =P
Mistoffelees' song was absolutly awesome. Although I liked his Quaxo costume so much better
(he was cuter as Quaxo) his Misto costume and number was really well done! At some points Jess and I were thinking, "Oh
no don't fall over!" but he danced on! ^^ (His warmers looked similar to the ones Jinx has for her Misto/Quaxo costume...)
Also realized that Coricopat and Tantomile were both girls! I think Victor might
have been a girl too but I don't know. That unown character didn't look much like Victor =\
During intermission, Melanie took the three of us (Linds, Jess, Me) to go get something
to drink and buy stuff. There was only two CATS shirts left, and Jess refused to take one (although Melanie actually forced
her to take one). The other one is being decided between me and Lindsey, although it's way to big for her so... XD
Then we went back into the theatre, and we sat where my Nana, Leslee and Jen had sat so
those evil people behind us wouldn't b*tch anymore...
After the curtain call...
When CATS had finished, after Jess and I had screamed our hearts out to the cast while
standing and clapping, the curtains re-opened and they said something like, "Now go meet your cast!" Jess and I ran down
to the stage and went and I finally met Megan (Jemima) who I had contacted before the show and told her that we were coming
to see them in costume! She was actually very excited to see us, and we were equally as honoured to meet her. We got many
picture with the cast.
Also during the time we had to take pictures with the cast members, the amazing Macavity
offered to take us backstage! Like he said, there wasn't a lot back there, and the one way corridor that lead from one side
of the stage to the other was only big enough for one person behind the other to go down. It was narrow... (video of the entire
backstage tour included in the video, here).
Jess and I were slightly dispointed, because I desperatly wanted to meet the guy who played
Mistoffelees and Jess wanted to meet the guy who played Mungojerrie, but sadley they both left early...