Strauss opens 81st season with Cats
posted Thursday, September 27th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
Strauss Theatre Center and Louisiana Delta Ballet will present Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony award-winning musical Cats to open the theatre's 81st season.
Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, Cats tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer.
A true musical theatre phenomenon, Cats opened at London's New London Theatre on May 11, 1981 and ran for a record-setting 21 years. Cats London success was nearly matched on Broadway where it ran at the Wintergarden Theatre for just over 18 years.