- $25–$42 for two general-admission tickets (up to $79 value)
- Includes dates in White Rock (1/27–1/30) and Vancouver (2/19–3/3). Ticket prices vary by date and showtime.
Take the poetry of T.S. Eliot, the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and a little dash of feline mystique, and you get one of the longest-running musicals in the history of Broadway and the West End. A massive hit when it debuted in New York in 1982, the unconventional—but instantly iconic—Cats went on to win seven Tony Awards. Perhaps more importantly, it stuck around for almost two decades, taking 7,484 curtains before its final bow. Part of its seemingly endless appeal? A concept that practically begs for inventive design. The cast of actor-singer-dancers bring Eliot’s cats—Old Deuteronomy, Rum Tum Tugger, Macavity, and the rest of the Jellicles—to life with the help of colorful costumes, elaborate makeup, and a back-alley playground of a set. With all of that in mind, it’s no wonder the show seems to have at least nine lives.
Its aesthetic isn’t the only thing that makes Cats a classic. Webber’s score is filled to the brim with toe-tappers, but the song that’s become a bona fide standard—covered by everyone from Barbra Streisand to Barry Manilow—stands out for its solemnity and distinct lack of playfulness. Yes, “Memory” packs enough emotional power that not even its constant rotation in elevators around the world can dampen its heartbreaking expression of regret.