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Cats Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 30

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1.0 star rating Jim from Detroit, Michigan

VERY DISAPPOINTED

Great job dancing, memory song lady was excellent. Store line was terrible. Had no idea what the play was about. Songs were bad. You will here the words cat and jilico like an1000 time. Actors did well but the sound and storyline Sucked Do not recommend going. Suggest skipping the first half of the play. Second half is much better.

3.0 star rating Ben from Washington, District of Columbia

SECOND TIME VIEWER - DISAPPOINTED THE SECOND TIME

Saw it back in the 1980s, in Boston. It was magical, with a lot of vignettes that added energy and fun, but there were points that had me drifting away. Pollicle Dogs, I am looking at YOU. Just saw it on tour at the Kennedy in 2019. It was ... less magical. Was the Jellicle Ball ALWAYS that long and boring? It seemed like the vignettes were cut, to make up for more of the never-worth-it plot, and the seemingly interminable ballet. I felt bad for the dancers. They were working their hearts out to entertain me. Their director wasn't. The lighting crew were the stars of the show. This is not a good thing. Ultimately, I walked out during intermission. Life is too short to ensure the Pollicle Dogs a second time. I went home and pet my own cats. Much more satisfying.

1.0 star rating P. J. Finley from San Antonio, Texas

AWFUL!! A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!

I saw CATS many years ago at the Majestic and loved it. My friends and I were all looking forward to it. When the show began, I knew the cast was singing, but I was unable to understand most of the lyrics. As far as I could tell, virtually every song in the first act sounded the same and referenced Jellicose cats. The sole exception was Memory, which was beautifully done. There were 5 of us; at the intermission we discovered that we were ALL totally bored and unhappy with the show, and we decided to leave. I have never ever left a play before it ended, but I thought this performance was too bad to sit through any longer - the songs were unintelligible and all sounded the same, and the cats seemed to perform the same movements for each dance. This performance was a total bust. I have never before written a negative review of a play but this one definitely deserved it!

1.0 star rating Liz from Dallas, Texas

CATS IN DALLAS NOV 2019

We’re huge fans of Broadway and so we obviously looked forward to seeing the legendary Cats. Although we appreciate the dated show for what it was originally, its no longer relevant for audiences today. The scenes have no dialogue to allow the audience to understand what is happening and the singing isn’t loud or clear enough to hear the words. There appears to be no plot, or beginning middle and end to follow from scene to scene so its quite disjointed. I tried hard to find a story line or message, but I would hate to guess. Each scene seemed to highlight a cat but it was still difficult to figure out why (this makes sense if you’ve seen it). The music is obnoxious and the style didn’t fit at all; a 70’s keyboard style that conflicted with the performers singing. The set never changed. The problem is not the performers. The production itself is simply lazy but again, its very dated.

1.0 star rating Liz from Dallas, Texas

CATS IN DALLAS

Huge fans of Broadway. This is simply outdated and not entertaining. The entire production is no longer relevant for todays audience. Its not the performers, who could do better and move on. Go for the “memories”.

1.0 star rating Anna from Toronto, Ontario

MOST BORING SHOW EVER

We went to see Cats tonight in Toronto and regretfully, I must say that it’s the most boring show we have ever seen. The performance lack energy and the set looked boring. The only good thing was that they had talented dancers but other than that, the first half actually bored me to sleep. The second half was slightly better but tonight’s show was nothing like the one we saw in London years ago. What a disappointment tonight.

2.0 star rating Lou from Toronto, Ontario

NO MAGIC

A good play should transport you to where it is taking place. Makeup or no makeup, an actor should make you believe that they are their characters. This Toronto production did neither.Out of 12 people that attended I was the only one able to catch some kind of story. It was poorly executed at the beginning. I didnt once loose site that they were just performers in makeup and not cats. Perhaps that is more the fault of the director. Friends in our group has seen other productions in other cities and said that this one was the worst. Avoid taking children under 12 as there are better and cheaper plays in Toronto.

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