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Curtain call: 'Cats' slinks its way to Houston this spring

By by aprill brandon
Jan. 18, 2011 at 7:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 18, 2011 at 7:19 p.m.

"Cats," one of the longest running musicals in theater history, is coming to Houston's Hobby Center this spring.

SHOWS IN THE REGIONAUSTIN

FronteraFest 2011

Through Feb. 12 at various venues

HOUSTON

"Billy Elliot"

Feb. 23-March 13 at Hobby Center

"Cats"

April 12-17 at Hobby Center

SAN ANTONIO

"Legally Blonde: The Musical"

Through Sunday at Majestic Theatre

"All Good Things"

Through Feb. 12 at The Overtime Theater

All right, if you read the headline, you know where this is going. So let's just get these cat-related puns over with, shall we?

It's a purr-fectly divine show. In fact, you could say it's the cat's meow. At times, it's a downright hair-raising tail. Fur many people, it makes them stop and paws at the magic that is "Cats." You'll leave feline-ing good. And you'll always carry the "Memory" of the show with you.

OK, OK, I'll stop. But what better way to announce that "Cats," one of the longest running musicals in theater history, is coming to Houston in April?

Based on T.S Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" and featuring award-winning music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, "Cats" has been performed all over the world since its debut in 1981 on London's West End, according to the musical's official website, www.catsthemusical.com. The show has become a pop culture phenomenon, with devotees all over the world. There are even fan-created websites devoted to the show, such as (not kidding) "CatAnna's Jellicle Jungle."

The show will only be at the Hobby Center for six days, from April 12-17, so be sure to get your tickets early. Presale tickets will go on sale starting Jan. 26 and range from $20-$60. Tickets are available online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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