Tuesday, March 30, 2010

EDMT Announces Schedule for CATS

Heather Clark and Joey Saffren
courtesy photo


Gasp in awe as the junk yard is transformed into a mystical night-time playground for cats of all shapes and sizes. The variety of characters and personalities include the storyteller and protector Munkustrap (Andrew Wilson), the roguish Rum Tum Tugger (Jonathon Cranmer), and the wise Old Deuteronomy (Joey Saffren).

Also memorable are Macavity (Felix Roessler), who is never at the scene of the crime, and the magical Mr. Mistoffelees (Cierra Diaz). Watch as mischievous Mongojerrie (Carly Speno) and Rumpleteazer (Caroline Mixon) cavort around on stage! Shed a tear to the poignant hit song "Memory," sung by Grizabella (Heather Clark), the one-time glamour cat. It's the climax of Cats, and by far it’s most popular and well-known song.

Cats is quite simply a triumphant piece of musical theater. It's an all-singing, all-dancing musical spectacular, with a magnificent musical score that you will not soon forget. Composed by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats is based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, which tells the story 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 originally opened at London's New London Theatre on May 11, 1981 and ran for a record-setting 21 years! Cats’ London success was nearly matched on Broadway where it ran at the Wintergarden Theatre for just over 18 years!

Don’t miss one of the most exhilarating and innovative musicals ever staged!

El Dorado Musical Theatre is proud to premiere Cats, which will run April 9-25 at the Jill Solberg Performing Arts Theatre in Folsom.

Cats is sure to be a hit, so get your tickets soon! It's a show filled with fantastic songs, amazing dance numbers, stunning costumes, and a spectacular set, which will delight audiences of all ages! Ticket prices are $12.00-$20.00 and can be purchased online at www.edmt.info or by calling the box office at 916-941-SING. Special Thursday evening performances on April 15 and April 22 at 7:00 p.m. are being offered with all seats only $12.00! Discounts are also available for groups of ten or more.

About El Dorado Musical Theatre: EDMT is an award-winning regional theater company based in El Dorado Hills, California, and featuring performers aged 6-20. EDMT, producing five major productions per year, was founded in 2001 and is a Non-Profit Organization. Remaining productions this season include Cinderella and Crazy for You. Additionally, EDMT produces an annual training show for performers aged 5-9; no experience is required. Most performances take place at the Jill Solberg Theater on the campus of Folsom High School.

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