“Cats” coming to BancorpSouth Arena

24 Feb

From the BancorpSouth Arena:

Tickets On Sale This Monday, March 2nd at 10am!

The show that revolutionized musical theatre is coming to the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, MS for 1 performance, April 2, 2009.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, March 2nd at 10AM at the Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online a http://www.bcsarena.com or call 662-841-6528 for more details.

Produced by CATS-Eye, LLC, the national tour of CATS is the only production in North America sanctioned by Andrew Lloyd Webber. With original direction by Trevor Nunn and choreography by Gillian Lynne this is the CATS credited with the British invasion of Broadway. The national tour of CATS recently celebrated its 26th anniversary season, holding its place as the longest continuously touring Broadway musical in history.

On May 11, 1981, CATS opened at the New London Theatre in the West End. Eight years later it celebrated its first important milestone: after 3,358 performances CATS became the longest running musical in the history of British theatre. CATS played its final performance on its 21st birthday, May 11, 2002.

CATS opened on Broadway October 7, 1982 at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City and continued to live up to its motto “Now and Forever.”  On June 19, 1997, CATS became the longest running musical on Broadway.  It ended its 18 year run on September 10, 2000.

Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS won seven 1983 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Lighting and Best Costumes.

In October of 1991 CATS became the longest continuously touring show in American theatre history. Five continents, 26 countries, over eight and a half million audience members and 26 years later, CATS is still America’s most loved family musical. Celebrating not only 26 years but the birth of the musical spectacular, CATS is still revolutionary and awe inspiring.  Now that it was been seen by millions of audience members worldwide, it is time to celebrate with the whole family the magic, the mystery, the wonder of CATS.

Prices:  $59, $49, $39 and $29 + applicable fees.

6 Responses to ““Cats” coming to BancorpSouth Arena”

  1. tupeloginny February 24, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    Yay! I can’t wait to buy tickets for this! My now-9-year-old loves this musical so much she has worn out a VHS tape and a DVD! Great entertainment news for Tupelo!

    • sheenabarnett February 24, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

      Aww, she’ll love seeing it live. I saw it when I was about 14 and fell in love. Of course, it’s music + cats, and those are my two favorite things, so..:)

  2. farley662 February 24, 2009 at 7:48 pm #

    Seriously, we can get this but not a decent concert? Oh well. To each his own.

  3. stangreb February 24, 2009 at 8:46 pm #

    This could possibly be one of the best shows to come through here in a long time. If people will buy the tickets and support it it will definately be hugh.

  4. stangreb February 24, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

    Boy I blew that last comment. It was supposed to be huge not hugh. The e & h aren’t even close on the keyboard so I couldn’t blame it on thick fingers.

  5. stangreb February 25, 2009 at 6:04 pm #

    There have been several decent concerts in the last few months. Carrie Underwood,Stained, Buckcherry-Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Cheetah Girls, Sugarland,Jeff Dunham, just to name a few. It may not be who you want to see, but don’t say not a decent concert.

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