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Cats played in Brazil in 2010. Premiered on 04/03/2010. Until 19/09/2010. The production used the NAP 16 set that had previously been used on the UK Tour.

Production Specifics Edit

Toquinho - Translation

Floriano Nogueira - Resident Director and Choreographer

Marina Stevenson - Associate Choreographer

Richard Stafford - Production Director and Choreographer

Miguel Briamonte - Musical Director

Paulo Nogueira - Asst. Musical Director

Stan Tucker - Musical Supervisor

Adriana Lima - Head of Wigs

Promo Text Edit

Presented in more than 20 countries, Cats became one of the most successful musicals in Broadway and will be adapted in Brazil. The premiere will be on Thursday, March 4 , at Teatro Abril in São Paulo, and the show remains on display until the May 30.

This will be the second pass of Cats by Brazil - which has been in the country on tour with American cast. This time, the show has organization T4F (Time For Fun), and Brazilian cast of the production of own Broadway.

The musical tells the story of a special night in the lives of cats Jellicle group. They are the Jellicle Ball, where his wise and benevolent leader, Old Deuteronomy, will make a choice and will announce which of them will go to a special place called Heavyside Layer, where you can be reborn to a new "Jellicle life."

With original lyrics by Tim Rice and arrangements of English Andrew Lloyd Webber, the show had lyrics adapted by singer and songwriter Toquinho and will protagonist sad cat Grizabella, the role of singer Paula Lima.

A former member of the band Funk Como Le Gusta sings the title song of the show, Memory, and shares the stage with 36 other actors-singers, as well as 110 professionals behind the scenes.

Experienced Sara Sarres (Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Les Miserables, Cole Porter) and Saulo Vasconcelos[1] (Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast) are also in the cast.

Cats is the second most watched show in the world, totaling 9.8 million viewers, only behind The Phantom of the Opera (created by the same author of Cats), with 13.5 million.

In the second half, Cats will be taken to Rio de Janeiro, with presentation possibilities inPorto Alegre, Curitiba, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Salvador.

Actor Saul Vasconcelos , who for ten years has been in musicals and has participated in productions such as "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Beauty and the Beast", plays the role of Old Deuteronomy, the leader of the group cats. In an interview with Daily, in these days preparing the interval prior to the premiere, Vasconcelos says that "Cats" is challenging even for those who, like him, has been working for a decade with music. "On stage, you need to behave like animals and not as a human being. It is a human emotion pass through an animal. "

For the actor, it is a special part of the award-winning musical and the second most viewed in the history of Broadway, behind only "The Phantom of the Opera."

Actor Saul Vasconcelos , who for ten years has been in musicals and has participated in productions such as "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Beauty and the Beast", plays the role of Old Deuteronomy, the leader of the group cats. In an interview with Daily, in these days preparing the interval prior to the premiere, Vasconcelos says that "Cats" is challenging even for those who, like him, has been working for a decade with music. "On stage, you need to behave like animals and not as a human being. It is a human emotion pass through an animal. "

For the actor, it is a special part of the award-winning musical and the second most viewed in the history of Broadway, behind only "The Phantom of the Opera."

Another integrating the cast of "Cats" is actress Sara Sarres . She, who plays Jelilorum cat, has also worked in big musicals like "The Wizard of Oz," "West Side Story," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Les Misérables". Already Paula Lima has the role of Grizabella cat and will play "Memory", music that has won more than 150 versions.

The team is the choreographer Marina Stevenson, accompanying "Cats" for over 20 years and was cast in the first assembly. In addition to international staff, the national assembly has foreign costumes: more than 150 pieces, including clothing and accessories, came from England. [2]

Gallery Edit

Curious note, the rolled ears on Cassandra and the Twins remain the original design, not the doubled designs used in the UK Tours and subsequent since 2003.

Videos Edit

Mr Mistoffelees - Brazilian 2010 production04:22

Mr Mistoffelees - Brazilian 2010 production

Cats - Making of (Brasil)04:18

Cats - Making of (Brasil)

Camarim do Musical Cats - Backstage with Paula Lima05:42

Camarim do Musical Cats - Backstage with Paula Lima

References Edit

  1. Saulo Vasconcelos Blog
  2. Brazilian Academy of Theatre and Music Blog

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