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CATS - The Musical

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Music By Andrew Lloyd Webber

Based on "Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot

CPAC Musical Theatre presents CATS -The Musical, a new and reimagined production of this Broadway classic.

Cats is based on T.S.Eliots 1939 poetry Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the songs in the musical consists of Eliot's verse set to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

On September 3, 1939, Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies announced that the country was at war with Germany, a sombre moment for a nation still reeling from the losses of World War I. Despite this, the war still felt remote to those on the home front – that is, until December 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and began advancing through Southeast Asia. Suddenly, the threat of invasion placed Australia directly in the line of fire, as was evidenced by the bombing of Darwin on February 19. Enter Melbourne, where only a quarter of street lamps were lit and even electric trains had reduced lighting. The city's "brown out" period was a response to the danger of air raids, and it had a profound impact on daily life. In this production, amidst this tumultuous time, one unique story stands out – the inhabitants of Melbourne’s Jellicle Cats and the threat of war upon them. This assemblage of cats must decide who will journey to the ‘heavyside layer’ in a process of selection for each nominated cat to be considered to be reborn into a new life. In this newly reimagined production, our "Cats" tell this tale, set against the backdrop of wartime Melbourne in 1942, with a nod to the social changes brought on by the war effort, post-war reconstruction, migration, and the reintegration of returned servicemen into the local economy. The musical features no dialogue, only music, and provides a unique perspective on a pivotal moment in Australian history.

Featuring the classic song 'Memory' and some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most memorable tunes, Cats is set to delight and enthral a new generation of audiences.

CATS The Musical has celebrated 42 years since its Opening in London's West End. We are excited to bring you the timeless CATcentric show to The Cardinia and surrounding shires.

April 6th -14th 2024


Auslan Interpreted and Relaxed Performance

A special performance at 11:00 am on Saturday 13th April 2024 has been designed for families with a child or children who would benefit from a more relaxed and welcoming theatre environment.

“We are delighted to offer this fantastic show to families who value the opportunity to attend a performance in a relaxed setting, as we know how much these performances mean to families who otherwise would be unable to enjoy theatre."

We are particularly excited about inviting families to CATS as in our Relaxed Performance style. This, our first relaxed performance program will provide an opportunity for people with autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication needs to enjoy the multi-award-winning show in a more relaxed environment.

Working in partnership with, Auslan Stage Left to provide an Auslan-interpreted performance for the deaf and hearing-impaired community.

CPAC will support and guide families every step of the way from the moment they book their tickets to the point when they leave the theatre after experiencing a very special afternoon.

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