Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, CATS is set in a larger-than-life junkyard playground alive with feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelee, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks. The Jellicle Cats come out to play once a year – the special night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
CATS has rightfully been called “a phenomenon.” Featuring a fantastical set, a superb score, inspired choreography and mischievous costumes, CATS is a brilliant song and dance spectacular not to be missed.
This exclusively Central Oregon production is presented by the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation, staged by Bend’s Thoroughly Modern Productions, directed by David DaCosta (Beauty and the Beast, Rock of Ages, Annie, Guys and Dolls, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins), and stars Mollie Tennant (Spamalot, Les Miserables, Bend Follies, Tower Christmas) as “Grizabella.”