Though now commonplace, acting was condemned in colonial times as “public lying,” with offenders being yanked off the streets with novelty-sized shepherd’s crooks. Embrace vaudevilliany with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a ticket to a production of Cats, hosted by the Pittsburgh Musical Theater (a $24.75 value) for one of the following seven performances:
- Thursday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m.
- Friday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m.
One of the longest-running musicals in the history of Broadway and the West End, Cats brings the whimsical poetry of T.S. Eliot into vivid focus under the creative wand of Andrew Lloyd Webber. The 2011 local revival sets the rafters of the historic Byham Theater a-ring with lessons on mischief, redemption, and proper string-batting technique from Old Deuteronomy, Rum Tum Tugger, and their scores of Jellicle brethren. Webber’s original score sweeps audiences into Eliot’s eclectically ramshackle reality, with stage-bound tunesmiths belting out standards—including the oft-covered “Memory” and the heartbreaking aria, “I Hate Mondays, Odie.”
While there are few online reviews for the Cats performance at the Pittsburgh Musical Theater, five Yelpers give the theater itself an average of four stars: > * My seat (and yes I went alone) was on the main floor and I thought the sightlines and acoustics were very good. It works well for acts that play in theaters instead of arenas. – Susan D. > * A really nice, smaller theater. – meg p.
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