Fall Musical 2011: Cats

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of its premiere, MDI Drama presents  

Directed by Frank Bachman


Based on "Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats" By T.S. ELIOT

First performance at The New London Theatre, London May 11, 1981 presented by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Co. Limited

Originally presented in America by The Shubert Organization, Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company and David Geffen

Original Broadway production Directed by Trevor Nunn, Associate Directed and Choreography by Gillian Lynne, Designed by John Napier

Orchestration by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber


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Click here to see the MDI Drama cast and crew of Cats



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. CATS's London success was nearly matched on Broadway where it ran at the Wintergarden Theatre for just over 18 years.


Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical
Tony Award for Best Musical
Tony Award for Best Book
Tony Award for Best Original Score

Musical Numbers:

Act I
Jellicle Songs
The Naming of Cats
Old Gumbie Cat
The Rum Tum Tugger
Bustopher Jones
Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer
Old Deuteronomy
The Aweful Battle of the Pekes and Policles
The Jellicle Ball

Act II
Moments of Happiness
Gus, the Theatre Cat
Growltiger’s Last Stand
The Ballad of Billy McCaw
Skimbleshanks - The Railway Cat
Mr. Mistofolees


Cats is presented through exclusive arrangement with R & H Theatricals and The Really Useful Theatre Company Limited.