Last night, a bunch of us went to watch the musical Cats. While it had so much promise, it wasn’t really the great evening that I had imagined.
To start of, we were sitting too high up and too far away. I didn’t know this was going to be the case because I didn’t select the seats. All I know was that one day in January, FP called me and told me we are all going to watch Cats in April.
So, yesterday was a very much different musical experience from the one I had some years back when I watched Peterpan (the musical). I saw every detail, heard every sound. I was so close to the stage that I was completely absorbed in the performance.
But last night.. while it was still nice to watch, I wish we weren’t so far away. It would have been so perfect if we had been on ground level and seen the costumes, the makeup and be sucked into the magic of the musical itself.
before the show
But despite the shortcomings, I still quite enjoyed the show. Well, halfway through I got bored; then slightly annoyed because I always like to be able to see things clearly. But my nonstop applause at the end of the entire performance overwrote all the negative factors of my personal experience.
I absolutely adore the the gorgeous and fantabulous set, the convincing sound effects and of course the brilliant lighting. Love it, love it, love it! If you’d notice, these are the things I can appreciate fully even from afar.
I just wished.. I could have a better view. I want to watch Cats again! *whiny spoilt brat mode*
And of course, my favouritest song out of the lot was Memories. Maybe it’s because it’s the only song I know from Cats prior to watching it – but it was really heartwrenching hearing it live. It was brilliant. I sang along again and again and again even though the only part I know was “Memories, all alone in the moonlight..” LOL.
The characters are pretty much defined, and unique in their own ways. But the one I absolutely love is.. Rum Tum Tugger. I WANT TO TAKE HIM HOME. He exudes a certain attitude that only a rockstar has. Yes, he is a rockstar cat. With a couldn’t care less attitude, apparently good looking in that rugged way, vain and has groupies falling at his feet. And still, he couldn’t care less.
Me likey. Is it wrong for me to think he’s hot? But seriously, he was the coolest cat out of the entire lot. He has the loudest applause at curtain call. I LIKE.
I found a video of the introduction of Rum Tum Tugger in Cats on youtube. Please enjoy your daily dose of cool sexiness below. You’re very welcome. Do let me know if you fall all over him too
You’re very welcome
Of course we got souvenirs! I got myself the program booklet (oh so useful after watching the show. Wouldn’t you want to know who played Rum Tum Tugger too? And I also got a charm keychain. Pretty!
Elly got herself a Purrrfect tshirt. Very nice too, except that I wasn’t in the mood for tshirts. Grouchy much?
Photo of my program booklet, a couple of tickets and Elly’s tshirt. I am still too lazy to take a photo of my keychain.
Other photos from the evening:
Very nice photo of FP and I
A photo of us at dinner
Funny Faces & Irritating Fingers
Liz & Adi
We went to eat at Makansutra. Nice view, but food’s just average. Oh well.
I really love the lamp exhibit at the esplanade! Very, very pretty!
Overall an evening that was made pleasant and fun with great company
Thanks you guys, when’s the next musical *looks at Kawan C*