After the extraordinary success of last season, the Musical CATS comes back to the Teatro Sistina, the great Production signed by Massimo Romeo Piparo, with Andrew Lloyd Webber's incredible soundtrack and texts by texts by Nobel Prize winner Thomas Stearns Eliot.
On stage, Malika Ayane, protagonist together with a large cast of artists, the live Orchestra conducted by Maestro Emanuele Friello, and the choreography by Billy Mitchell, acclaimed choreographer of London's West End.
The show - for the first time in the world - is set in Rome, in a hypothetical and futuristic "landfill" of works of art and archaeological finds, with the Colosseum in the background, where an irresistible colony of humanized cats sing and dance on the ruins of the Eternal City. Among spectacular sets and breathtaking choreography, the public will see the artists move like real cats for a surprisingly realistic metamorphosis into a triumph of meows, black noses, moustaches, long tails and plush paws.
The plot is based on Eliot's book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, a collection of poems in which cats are the protagonists. The show is wonderful blend of fantasy, drama, and romance with many unforgettable characters: on one special night of the year, all the Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, chooses and announces which of them will be reborn to a new life from Jellicle. However, the feline party is disturbed by two events: the kidnapping of Old Deuteronomy and the appearance of Grizabella, the charming, glamorous cat that, after leaving the Jellicles to explore the world, suffers from the exclusion and rejection of the herd and launches a desperate and melancholy request with the moving Memory.
Cats is one of the most famous Musicals in history: it has broken all records for longevity, spectators, and receipts. It has been seen by over 73 million people and captivated audiences in over 300 cities around the world.
The program may undergo changes
Photo: CATS, Malika Ayane ph. Gianluca Saragò
Dal 5 al 29 ottobre 2023
Programma in via di definizione