Cats had its premiere in Stuttgart, Germany on 2nd March 2001. It was the second production in Germany after the Hamburg production had closed in January 2001 after almost 15 years.
Production Specifics Edit
The show was mostly based on the Hamburg production but was slightly influenced by the London/Video version. The lyrics were taken over from Hamburg with a few changes (Rumpus-Katz became Raufbold-Katz; the Heaviside Layer was translated to Sphärisches Licht).
The show was originally supposed to run for 16 months before moving to Düsseldorf. After Stella Entertainment went bankrupt, the Stuttgart production closed at 30th June 2002. Stage Entertainment, the new producer of Cats, decided to bring the show to Berlin and then to Düsseldorf.
Like in Hamburg, the ensemble consisted of 22 cats (with no Electra) with Plato, Sillabub, Pouncival and Tumblebrutus instead of Admetus, Jemima, Carbucketty and Bill Bailey. The costume and make-up designs were carried over from Hamburg.
The Set number was NAP 15 which was previously used for the Antwerp production.
Creative Team Edit
Director: David Taylor
Associate Choreographer: Jo-Anne Robinson (after Gillian Lynne)
Original Choreographer: Gillian Lynne
Dance Supervisor: Terrie Robinson
Musical Director: Klaus Wilhelm
Musical Supervisor: Phil Edwards
Dance Captain: Tim van der Straeten
Translation: Sabine Grohmann, Mark Henning, John Baer
Swings not listed