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Cats (2006)

Cats (stylised as CATS) is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. 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".

source: Wikipedia

CATS (2006) Performances

Friday, May 5, 2006 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 6, 2006 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 7, 2006 @ 2:00pm

Edmund Keefe Auditorium (in Elm Street School)
117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH (map it)

 

Production Staff

  • Director Paul Metzger
  • Musical Director Judy Hayward
  • Choreographer Donna O'Bryant Metzger
  • Producer Rich Glynn
  • Stage Manager Deb Ritrovato
  • Assistant Stage Manager Steve Harper
  • Technical Director Dennis Schneider
  • Set Designers John McAllister (lead), Dennis Schneider, Paul Metzger
  • Sound Designer Mike O'Keefe
  • Lighting Designers Craig Brennan, Dennis Schneider
  • Costumers Tracy Smith (lead), Kathleen Goreham, Elizabeth Perrin-Vigil, Kevin Roberge
  • Costume Assistants Alan Amaral, Linda Stanley, Joanne Duhamel, Tina Cassidy, Cheri Birch
  • Wig Design and Creation Tracy Smith
  • Makeup Linda Stanley (lead), Bethany McMahon, Beth Schwartz, Kirsten White
  • Costume Airbrushing Elizabeth Perrin-Vigil
  • Properties Gretchen Gray (lead), Barb Asketh, Kirsten White
  • Publicity Martha Daniels Holland (lead), Amy Friedman
  • Tickets Bob Frasca, Dave Cote, Kerry Schneider
  • Set Construction John McAllister, Larry Doiron, Joe Reilly, Geoff McAllister, Maureen Keller, Alan Amaral, Ed Hinton
  • Scenic Artist Jillian Mitchell
  • Set Decorator Elizabeth Perrin-Vigil
  • Set Painting Maureen Keller, Gail Ward, Kathy Lovering, Kathi Martinage, Meghan Brooks, Joe Reilly, Kerry Schneider, Jonathan McDowell, Kirsten White, Barb Asketh, Louisa Asketh, Chuck Emmons, Kathi Roy
  • Lighting Crew Joe Reilly
  • Sound Crew Kevin Lawler, Mac McIlvaine, Dan Murphy
  • Stage Crew Tom Ritrovato, Lorenzo Vigil, John McGrath, Barb Asketh, Laura Franzini, Val Psoinos, Kirsten White
  • Flies Bob Lovering
  • Cast Photography Lorenzo Vigil
  • Poster Design Paul Metzger
  • Program Prill McGan
  • Program Cover Design Paul Metzger
  • Lobby Design Lorenzo Vigil, Elizabeth Perrin-Vigil, Gretchen Gray
  • Matinee Face Painting Tajoura (TJ) Davis
  • Ushers Ellie Morrill (chair)
  • Permits Pamela Bruckman
  • Subscriptions Kerry Schneider
  • Webmaster Jared Holland
  • Afterglow Denis Brunelle
  • Audition Board Paul Metzger, Judy Hayward, Donna O'Bryant Metzger, Dave Ducharme, Val Psoinos, Deb Ritrovato, John Campanello
  • Audition Helpers Rich Glynn, Ron Williams, Martha Daniels Holland, Linda Stanley, Brittney-Lynne Stanley, Lanéa Ritrovato, Kellie Haigh, Tracy Smith, Laura Patterson
  • Board of Directors Charles Emmons (President), Martha Daniels Holland (Vice-President), Pam Bruckman (Corresponding Secretary), Cheryl Stocks (Recording Secretary), Stan Polan (Treasurer), David Cote, Donna O'Bryant, Val Psoinos, Rich Glynn, Mike Ryder, Barb Asketh

Cast List

  • Adelina * Melissa Morin
  • Admetus Thomas Hebert
  • Alonzo Adam Hayward
  • Andromeda * Faythe Webster
  • Asparagus David White
  • Bombalurina Elizabeth Perrin-Vigil
  • Bustopher Jones Larry Seiler
  • Carbucketty W. Nash Klardie
  • Cassandra Katherine Proulx
  • Coricopat Mike Spaziani
  • Demeter Jessica Scalese
  • Electra Lanéa Ritrovato
  • Exotica Shawna O'Brien
  • George Steve Damboise
  • Griddlebone Mary Reilly
  • Grizabella Barbara Lawler
  • Growltiger Bob Frasca
  • Incognita * Cheri Birch
  • Jellylorum Deborah Emmons
  • Jemima Alexandra Socha
  • Jennyanydots Bethany Cassidy
  • Kalyptica * Shaina Schwartz
  • Kumquatikus * Macaela Sears
  • Macavity Tom Ritrovato
  • Mr. Mistoffelees Bobby Fonacier
  • Mungojerrie Alex Goleman
  • Munkustrap David Cote
  • Old Deuteronomy Brett Mallard
  • Panthera * Ashley Love
  • Plato Steve Riley
  • Quaxo Dylan Gamblin
  • Rum Tum Tugger Kevin Roberge
  • Rumpleteazer Rachel Scott
  • Sillabub Brittney-Lynne Stanley
  • Skimbleshanks Tim Stanley
  • Tantomile Tracy Smith
  • Victor Tom Caron
  • Victoria Tina Cassidy
  • * Jellicle Cat Ensemble
  • Understudy
  • Old Deuteronomy Steve Damboise

​​Orchestra

  • Reeds - Kevin Smith, Suellen Davidson
  • Oboe and English Horn - Don Conley
  • Trumpet - Deb Walz, Craig Neth
  • French Horn - Amy Allen
  • Trombone - Michael Steadman
  • Bass - Bob St. Cyr
  • Drums - Judy Bruneau
  • Percussion - Michael Newman
  • Keyboard - Kei Maeda, Judy Hayward

 

Notes from the Director

About a year ago, when Donna and I discovered the community theater rights for CATS were available, we began this journey to produce one of the world's most beloved musicals. Some called us crazy... perhaps we were! Many said we could never pull it off — we wouldn't get enough people to audition, we wouldn't find enough dancers, we couldn't handle the costumes and makeup, we wouldn't have enough time or money to build the set, and that nobody would wear a unitard! We proved them all wrong. We had almost 90 people audition, and we now have an extremely talented cast of 40, gorgeous costumes and makeup, a little bit of magic, and a fabulous show in store for you.

Some people say CATS has no plot. Although the plot is a bit light, loosely tying together the poems of T.S. Eliot, it tells thes tory of the annual gathering of a special tribe of cats (the Jellicles) who meet once a year at the Jellicle Ball where their leader (Old Deuteronomy) choose one cat to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back — reborn — as a new Jellicle cat. The plot showcases cats telling their stories, hoping to be the one chosen. The challenge in presenting this plot is that many productions have actors play 2 or 3 different roles, so you often see a specific character in only one song, making CATS appear to be a musical review instead of a show with a story line. In our production, cats show up for the Jellicle Ball, they tell their stories, and everyone stays to the very end to see who gets chosen. We hope you appreciate our interpretation. Enjoy the show!

Paul Metzger, Director

 

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