There had been talks of the show going back to Broadway ever since London re-staged the show featuring the Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger and the excitement had been abuzz since then, and, to be honest, I don’t get it, and I just wish they’d do Sunset Blvd. instead.
I only saw the musical on DVD and it’s very weird that I really enjoy each of the numbers on their own – unquestionably great songs, fantastic choreography, costumes and a simple but effective set – but as a whole, I just can’t seem to get what it’s about.
Yes, I know it’s based on poetry but with how the show is structured, I feel like I am merely watching a revue featuring performers playing different types of cats, then that one ex-diva cat comes in, sings a classic showstopper, then leaves, then the revue continues.
Perhaps seeing the show with the complete theatrical experience – programmes and intermission wine included – would change my mind. Perhaps it’s because I’m so used to shows having a storyline, or maybe I just need total concentration when I watch the DVD again to make me figure out what it is that I do not get but for now, Cats, as a whole just doesn’t work for me.