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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tuesday To-Do: 'Cats'

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 10:42 AM

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‘CATS'
7:30 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $18-$49

Likely Andrew Lloyd Weber's most famous musical, and his second longest running (trumped by “Phantom of the Opera”), it is also probably T.S. Eliot's most lucrative achievement. The musical, cribbed from Eliot's “Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats” is a surprisingly impressionistic tale of a tribe of magical, heavily made up nighthawks (er, cats), vying for the eternal, mythical “ninth life.” If “Cats” fans are any indication, this is to miss the point. Some of Weber's most audacious choreography and costuming are in “Cats,” along with some of his biggest, saddest songs, including “Memory,” which will outlast us all. Now that “Cats” has closed on Broadway, its two nights in Little Rock will be one of few opportunities for kids to learn what exactly David Letterman was making fun of.

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