re: NY Times' rave review of CATS: THE JELLICLE BALL
Posted by: Chromolume 11:40 pm EDT 06/21/24
In reply to: re: NY Times' rave review of CATS: THE JELLICLE BALL - Singapore/Fling 10:15 pm EDT 06/21/24

I'm wondering if he just phrased it badly and he meant it to be a compliment in terms of the production's uniqueness. But granted, it didn't quite come out that way.

As someone who finds the score of Cats mostly fun if occasionally too treacly and precious in that typical post-Rice ALW way (though the cuts that were eventually made were a very good idea) but the original concept a pretentious, ponderous, heavy-sided mess, I might enjoy this. Indeed, the first step is getting everyone out of those stupid literal cat costumes. The show was always a drag celebration of sorts, but now at least it can be about humans, even if the text is still about cats.
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