Nov 26, 2018

CATS On Sale at DPAC on December 6

November 26, 2018 (Durham, N.C.) – DPAC is delighted to announce on December 6 tickets to individual shows of CATS will go on sale.  CATS will be on stage from June 4 - 9, 2019, as part of the SunTrust Broadway at DPAC 2018 / 2019 season.

Tickets start at $37 (+ taxes & ticket fees) and go on sale Thursday, December 6 at 10 a.m.:
- Online at DPACnc.com
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787,          123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
- Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
- Groups of 12 or more are on sale now by e-mailing [email protected]

CATS is a timeless production that has captivated audiences for generations,” said Rachel Traversari, Senior Director of Marketing at DPAC. “From the costumes to the choreography to the original score, guests will be mesmerized by this musical spectacular.”

Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the record-breaking musical spectacular has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America! Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation — experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life, or let it thrill you all over again!

The cast of Jellicle cats include Phillip Deceus as “Alonzo,” McGee Maddox as “Bill Bailey/Rum Tum Tugger,”   Lexie Plath as “Bombalurina,” Mariah Reives as “Cassandra,” PJ DiGaetano as “Coricopat,” Liz Schmitz as “Demeter,” Keri René Fuller as “Grizabella,” Kaitlyn Davidson as “Jellylorum,” Emily Jeanne Phillips as “Jennyanydots,” Tion Gaston as “Mistoffelees,” Tony d'Alelio as “Mungojerrie,” Dan Hoy as “Munkustrap,” Timothy Gulan as “Peter/Bustopher Jones/Asparagus,” Tyler John Logan as “Plato/Macavity,” Anthony Michael Zas as “Pouncival,” Rose Iannaccone as “Rumpelteazer,” Ahren Victory  as “Sillabub,” Ethan Saviet as “Skimbleshanks,” Halli Toland as “Tantomile,” Devin Neilson as “Tumblebrutus,” Brandon Michael Nase as “Victor/Old Deuteronomy,” Caitlin Bond as “Victoria,” along with Zachary S. Berger, Nicholas Burrage, Erin Chupinsky, Maria Failla, Justin W. Geiss, Charlotte O'Dowd, Adam Richardson, Tricia Tanguy, Andy Zimmermann and more to be announced.

Below is a list of announced first year tour stops for CATS, with additional cities to follow.

Providence, RI          Providence Performing Arts Center              Jan 22 – Jan 27, 2019

Hartford, CT              Bushnell Center                                           Jan 29 – Feb 3, 2019

Buffalo, NY                Shea's Performing Arts Center                    Feb 5 – Feb 10, 2019

San Jose, CA            San Jose Center for the Performing Arts     Feb 19 – Feb 24, 2019

Los Angeles, CA       Hollywood Pantages                                    Feb 26 – Mar 24, 2019

Seattle, WA               The Paramount Theatre                              Mar 26 – Mar 31, 2019

Sacramento, CA       Community Center Theater                         Apr 2 – Apr 7, 2019

Costa Mesa, CA       Segerstrom Center                                      Apr 9 – Apr 14, 2019

San Diego, CA          Civic Theater                                              Apr16 – Apr 21, 2019

Denver, CO               Buell Theatre                                             Apr 24 – Apr 28, 2019

Tucson, AZ               Centennial Hall                                          Apr 30 – May 5, 2019

Austin, TX                 Bass Concert Hall                                     May 7 – May 12, 2019

Alto, NM                   Spencer Theater                                        May 14 – May 15, 2019

Albuquerque, NM     Popejoy Hall                                               May 16 – May 19, 2019

Oklahoma City, OK   Civic Center Music Hall                             May 21 – May 26, 2019

Fayetteville, AR        Walton Arts Center                                   May 28 – June 2, 2019

Durham, NC             Durham Performing Arts Center               Jun 4 – Jun 9, 2019

Cincinnati, OH          Aronoff Center                                          Jun 11 – Jun 16, 2019

Philadelphia, PA       Forrest Theatre                                        Jun 18 – Jun 30, 2019

Kansas City, MO      Starlight Theatre                                      Jul 9 – Jul 14, 2019

Chicago, IL              Oriental Theatre                                       Jul 16 – Aug 4, 2019

Atlanta, GA              Fox Theatre                                             Aug 6 – Aug 11, 2019

Charlotte, NC          Belk Theater                                            Aug 13 – Aug 18, 2019

Hershey, PA            Hershey Theatre                                      Aug 20 – Aug 25, 2019

The original Broadway production opened in 1982 at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 7,485 performances and 18 years. CATS was originally produced on Broadway by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company Limited, David Geffen, and The Shubert Organization.

CATS returned to Broadway in 2016 in a stunning revival at the Neil Simon Theatre. Preview performances began Thursday, July 14, 2016, and officially opened on Sunday, July 31, 2016. CATS played its final performance on Saturday, December 30, 2017 after 16 previews and 593 regular performances.

The creative team for the new production of CATS includes John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Mick Potter (Sound Design), choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne, and direction by Trevor Nunn.

Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, has been translated into 15 languages, and has been seen by more than 73 million people worldwide. Originally directed by Trevor Nunn with choreography and associate direction by Gillian Lynne, scenic and costume design by John Napier, lighting design by David Hersey, and sound design by Abe Jacob, CATS opened in the West End in 1981. The musical debuted on Broadway in 1982 where it won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Both the original London and Broadway cast recordings won Grammy Awards for Best Cast Album. CATS hit song “Memory” has been recorded by over 150 artists from Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis to Liberace and Barry Manilow.

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical held the title of longest-running musical in Broadway history until it was surpassed in 2006 by Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The original Broadway production closed on September 10, 2000 and is currently the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. This marks the first tour of the first-ever Broadway revival of the iconic musical.

The first-ever, live-action film adaptation of CATS, produced by Universal Pictures and Working Title, will open on Dec. 20, 2019. 

The revival of CATS is produced by The Shubert Organization, James L. Nederlander, The Really Useful Group and Cameron Mackintosh.

For more information, please visit CatsTheMusical.com

About DPAC
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed annually among the top venues in the country by multiple publications that track attendance and live event sales, DPAC is currently the #2 ranked theater in the U.S.

With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone,” hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), since 2011 DPAC has been listed the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.