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Cats Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 26

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5.0 star rating from Cape Elizabeth, Maine

AN AMAZING SHOW WITH AMAZING THINGS

I discovered Cats the summer of 2017 and found out the Broadway version revival was closing I had to see it fast me and my Dad took a trip to New York to see the show we sat in the high level and the view was fine the lights went out and characters were running around in Green Eyes and there were tons of acrobatics and modern dance moves during intermission you can go on the stage and take pictures and I will Never forget the moment Tantomile waved back at me this was about the BROADWAY production I've never been to Chicago but you should bring your family there are a few pelvic thrusts (one feisty feline Rum Tum Tugger) and a racial slur (Heathen Chinese) but handle it in a creative way take your family if you want to have a great night out!

5.0 star rating Amelia D from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

CATS

Many years ago a group of friends invited me to go see Cats at the Forrest Theater. I had no idea what it was about but heard it was very popular at the time. Excellent show!! Costumes, songs and scenery. Glad to have seen this Broadway show. Would love to see it again this year.Amelia

5.0 star rating Ralph N from Hartford, Connecticut

CATS BUSHNELL 1/29/19

This was probably the 4th or 5th performance of Cats my wife and I have seen over the years including twice on Broadway and we both think that overall this was probably the best one. The cast was fantastic especially in the ensemble numbers. The dancing and voices all great.

1.0 star rating Abbie from Los Angeles, California

NO STORY

If you like musicals just to hear music, then you will enjoy the show. This had absolutely no story line and besides "memories, no music that I enjoyed. If you want to see humans jumping around like cats and don't mind that there is no beginning, middle, and end to a show, then by all means go see it. I would have rather spent my time and gone to get my teeth cleaned. 3 hours of my life that I will never get back.

4.0 star rating Person a from Los Angeles, California

PLEASANT AND ENTERTAINING

Having loved the 80's CATS show I excitedly brought my whole family to this one. My husband did not really enjoy it nor did my mom, my daughter (13) said it was hard to follow and she was not really sure of the story. Overall, it was a really nice day. The costumes and lighting were great, I liked the characters and the performers were well cast. I question some of the directors choices - the long lulls and such. It just was not as dynamic as I remember at all, but the cast did a great job and I had a nice day. Memories is still very beautiful and the performer did a great job of it. She has an exceptional voice and it still brings me to tears. I have to say I have preferred other shows this year and I expected this to be my favorite.

1.0 star rating from Seattle, Washington

DISJOINTED, AWKWARD, UNFUN, TERRIBLE WASTE OF TALENT

The show has no storyline, no character development, one set change, One awkward moment after another. The audience did not like it although we certainly tried to engage. The performers play to the back of the stage not outwardly towards the audience. Perhaps it’s an attempt to capture the aloofness of cat behavior? Whatever – after 45 minutes of it, let alone three hours, who cares? The performers except for one razzle dazzle extraordinary dancer, lost track of the fact… Hello there’s an audience out here! And then when they did TRY to engage with the audience, it fell flat. The musical compositions were bizarre – not lyrical, not enjoyable. And anti-climactic - always dwindling out like an ‘oh never mind’ moment. Just super disappointing. It’s like this show is a great starting point ... now they need a director to get in there and create texture and dynamic and some semblance of story. I feel sad for the performers - to have their talents and time so wasted.

1.0 star rating from Seattle, Washington

THE WORST BROADWAY SHOW.... POSSIBLY EVER.

The actors are talented singers and dancers, but this is a terrible show. I'm not sure how you review that script and say, 'yeah, I want to hop around like a cat for a couple hours'... just a terrible, terrible, boring show. I cannot understand what all the excitement is about. This is not the fault of the actors, they didn't write the show. I'm sure that given the opportunity in other productions they are all fine actors. But this performance is terrible and not worth the time or the ticket price. Do yourself a favor and see a show with an actual story line, plot and character development. This is nothing more than singing and dancing and spectacle making with no substance what so ever. I'm not sure what I expected, but this wasn't it.

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