Great Performances: Season 27, Episode 3

Cats (27 Oct. 1998)

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"Jellicle" cats join for a Jellicle ball where they rejoice with their leader, Old Deuteronomy. One cat will be chosen to go to the "Heavyside Layer" and be reborn. The cats introduce themselves.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elaine Paige ...
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Gus the Theatrical Cat
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Rosemarie Ford ...
Bombalurina
Michael Gruber ...
John Partridge ...
Aeva May ...
Geoffrey Garratt ...
Skimbleshanks
James Barron ...
Bustopher Jones
Jo Gibb ...
Rumpleteazer
Drew Varley ...
Mungojerrie
Susie McKenna ...
Jennyanydots the Gumbie Cat
Jacob Brent ...
Susan Jane Tanner ...
Jellylorum
Phyllida Crowley Smith ...
Victoria
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Cats is a pop-cultural phenomenon that has been performed on stage for more than 50 million patrons in 26 countries for almost 18 years, resulting in more than two billion dollars in ticket sales. Now that Cats has finally made it to the small screen, attention must be paid not just by fans of this critic-proof show, but also by those entertainment mavens who have somehow avoided it until now. Written by Anonymous

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Das weltweit beliebteste Musical von Andrew Lloyd Webber - Die Erinnerung wird immer bleiben! (The worldwide most liked musical of Andrew Lloyd Webber - The memory will last forever!) See more »


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Trivia

The actors pictured on the cover of the movie are not the actors you will see performing in the film. The actors were taken from the London cast that was performing in the show at that time. The only actor who actually appears in the film is Veerle Casteleyn who performed as Jemima in the film and the stage show. See more »

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During the last part of "The Gumbie Cat", we see Munkustrap, Jellylorum, Demeter, and Bombalurina helping Jennyanydots take off the Gumbie costume in the front right part of the stage. We see her in her flapper outfit, then there's a shot of the beetles, and in the next shot, Jennyanydots is in the center back of the stage, walking forward, and the others have disappeared. See more »

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Mungojerrie: It was... Mungojerrie!
Rumpleteazer: And Rumpleteazer!
Mungojerrie: And there's nothing at all to be done about that!
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Credits show clips of each person in their characters costume from the video along with their name and character role. See more »

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Referenced in The Replacements (2000) See more »

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The Rum Tum Tugger
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and T.S. Eliot
Performed by John Partridge and chorus
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THIS MOVIE IS AWESOME
24 October 2004 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Cats is an awesome wonderful movie!!! i watch this every day and every time I get a chance! I totally recommend this to anyone who likes cats, music, dancing or all three! and even if you don't like these, watch your view change as you see the film! the male cats are really cute, especially munkustrap (michael gruber) and tumblebrutus (fergus logan)! all the cats are are amazing singers and dancers! this is totally worth buying, i have loved this movie ever since i first saw it! my favourite characters are Munkustrap, Tumblebrutus, Pouncival (karl morgan), Mistoffelees (jacob brent), Demeter(aeva may), Rumpelteazer (jo gibb), Etcetera (jo bingham), Jemima (veerle casteleyn).......OK the list goes on..and on... ;)


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