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Theater of the Stars
Visit our Web site: http://www.theaterofthestars.com
P.O. Box 11748
Atlanta, GA 30355
Theater of the Stars announced their closure in September 2013. Read more about this and ticket refunds >>
Theater of the Stars, founded in 1953, is one of the oldest theatrical organizations in the South. Its mission is to produce and present the best in Broadway musicals to diverse audiences in Atlanta and around the country.
|Cats - CANCELED||Theater of the Stars||Fox Theatre, The||1/14/2014 – 1/19/2014||Info|
|Kimberly Harbrecht: I had the opportunity to see CATS on its opening night at The Fox. While the musical itself calls for outrageous dance scenes and some large personalities, this production was quite understated at times, a good contrast to the flashy numbers and costumes, but the cast still knew how to dazzle the audience. At times I had to pay very close attention to actually hear what was whispered on stage, and some solos lacked shine, but the group numbers held audiences captive with their charisma and charm. The larger choral-like numbers (especially the finale) were so powerful, and the acrobatics and ballet moves conjured triumphant cheers from the audience. It was also wonderful to see the actors fully embrace their feline personas, incorporating their own character’s personality into group numbers and habitual movements. The breaking down of the fourth wall between the audience and actors was certainly a crowd pleaser, albeit somewhat awkward when audience members suddenly had a giant cat in their face, but that is the fun of CATS, right? Highlights for me were the performances of “Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer” as well as “Growltiger’s Last Stand,” which incorporated the Italian aria “In Una Tepida Notte.” The actors were immediately able to form a strong connection with the audience and were vibrant performers. One of the most anticipated moments certainly had to be when Grizabella returned for the reprise of “Memory,” and she did not disappoint. Overall, there may have been some opening night jitters, but I believe the cast of CATS succeeded in bringing life to Webber’s classic modern musical for Atlanta audiences.|