I've Fallen Deeply In Love With CATS ~

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Hi Huneybees,

It's definitely a great year start with yet another item off my bucket list! YES!!! I've finally caught CATS the musical!!!

Why it means so much to me? Well, mainly coz of the multiple reviews, being awarded record-breaking number of awards internationally and most of all, the music score if composed by the amazing Andrew Lloyd Webber!

His works include The Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Starlight Express, etc...

In fact, my love for Andrew Lloyd Webber began when I was playing in the band back in high school. I was playing the flute and the piccolo and the CATS music score focused alot on the wind section - flute, oboe, clarinet; to represent the mysterious, sexy and dainty little steps of the CATS. There was a lot of the flute and piccolo solos and it was an amazing time to have the light shine on me. LOL!

So, you can imagine my excitement and desire to watch CATS. It's great to actually match the music pieces to what I've played before, if only there was a performance back those years when I was performing. Hehehehe...

But when watching the musical, you can not spot the band at all. It was all in the effort to get the audience immerse into the CATS world and get acquainted with Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks with the tribe of Jellicle Cats.

The musical is based on the book of poems Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" (1939) by T.S. Elliot, telling the story a an imaginative tribe of Jellicle Cats as they gather together for the annual Jellicle Ball and each one of them tells their stories to Old Deuteronomy for his amusement. At the ball, he is also set to choose one of the cats to journey to the Heaviside Layer to be reborn into a new life.

I've not been to a musical that is so interactive before. This fast paced performance has the audience entertained every second with cats roaming around the audience, surprisingly appear out of nowhere, keeping us busy with 360° experience. With the stage extended all the way to the seats, you can fully immerse into the world of CATS and if you are sitting along the aisle, you can even give the pats a little snuggle or pat, it's almost like going to a cat cafe. Hehehehe...

During the special CATS media day, I also got the chance to have a chat with Mila de Biaggi who plays Victoria the white kittenVictoria is a beautiful young kitten who is graceful, elegant and timid, which Mila revealed that each character is given 3 characteristics to stick to and display on stage.

It is evidently seen when during the full performance, where each cat plays out their character and even though they might be doing the same dance steps, each of them still stands out strongly. I couldn't stop watching how each of them move and especially Victoria. They are all what I would imagine cats on 2 feet would act like and if you are on the front row seats, you can even see their little facial expressions like twitching their little noses.

Every performer displays amazing dance moves from ballet to tiptap and with the amazing songs and music, this is definitely not a musical to be missed! CATS is already performing in MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands all through to 1 February 2015. Be sure to get your tickets soon!

CATS International Tour
Date: 9 January to 1 February 2015
Venue: MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands
Ticket Price: From $65* to $195
*Excludes the booking fee of SGD$3 per ticket

Performance Times
Tuesday - Friday: 8.00pm
Saturday: 2.00pm and 8.00pm
Sunday: 1.00pm and 6.00pm

You can get your tickets at the Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby), or online at www.BASEentertainmentasia.com, www.MarinaBaySands.com/Ticketingwww.sistic.com.sg, or by calling +65 6688 8826.

For more information, go to www.MarinaBaySands.com and for exciting ticket package options together with accommodation at Marina Bay Sands, please visit www.marinabaysands.com/packages. Corporate and Group Bookings are available via Showbiz - corporate@showbizasia.com or call +65 6688 1029

So, you CATS lovers, enjoy the musical and here's leaving you with more photos from the CATS media day. =)

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