HCHS Drama to perform CATS

Holmes County High School Drama Department

Holmes County High School Drama Department crew are almost done rehearsing and ready for the lime light as they put on this year's production of CATS.

Ricky Ward, Drama Director
Published: Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 04:19 PM.

BONIFAY – The Holmes County High School Drama Department will present the musical "CATS" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, Friday, May 9, Saturday, May 10, Monday, May 12, and Thursday, May 15 at the HCHS Auditorium. 

Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, and produced by Cameron Mackintosh.

The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice" and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Cats also introduced the song standard "Memory".

Cats first opened in the West End in 1981 and then on Broadway in 1982. It won numerous awards, including Best Musical at both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards.

The London production ran for twenty-one years and the Broadway production ran for eighteen years, both setting new records. Actresses Elaine Paige and Betty Buckley became particularly associated with the musical. One actress, Marlene Danielle, performed in the Broadway production for its entire run (from 1982 until 2000).

Cats is the second longest-running show in Broadway history, was the longest running Broadway show in history from 1997-2006. It has been performed around the world many times and has been translated into more than 20 languages. In 1998, Cats was turned into a made-for-television film.

The Cast and Crew of 48 will entertain you with spectacular music, dance, lighting, and special effects.

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