CATS – The Musical – 1983
German-language premiere from 1983 to 1990 at the Theater an der Wien
The London cat world meets annually at a junkyard for the Jellicle Ball, at the time of the full Jellicle moon. The cat elder Old Deuteronomus decides in a competition who may be born again for a second cat life. All cats who claim this introduce themselves: the gumbie cat "Jenny Fleckenreich", the idiosyncratic Rum Tum Tugger, the graying grizabella, once an admired glamor cat, the dandy cat Bustopher Jones, the rebellious cat couple Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer, the theater cat Gus, the magic cat Mr. Mistofeles, Skimblehanks, the railroad cat and the mysterious cat Macavity. Surprisingly, the outsider Grizabella wins. She may climb up into the cat heaven to be born again somewhere and anywhere.
Direction and choreography: Gillian Lynne
Consultant: Trevor Nunn
Equipment: John Napier
Light: David Hersey
Musical direction: André Bauer
Sound: Peter Keizer
Cats 1983 - Show Program
Info & Tickets
The most successful musical of all times
Premiere: Friday, 20.09.2019
Duration: ~ 2:40h
The most successful musical of all time will stay longer in Vienna because of its great success and can therefore be seen in the Ronacher in autumn 2020! Breathtaking dance, legendary costumes, a magical stage design, Grammy-awarded, electrifying music and the moving world hit "Memory" make CATS an unforgettable experience. A magical theatre evening for the whole family.