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July 29, 2009 > Theatre Review: CATS!

Theatre Review: CATS!

Submitted By Alicia Jones

StarStruck Theatre, the award winning youth theatre, embarks on their biggest challenge to date as they present the show that revolutionized musical theatre, CATS! Written by Tony Award winning composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, this Broadway favorite will be presented at the Smith Center outdoor Amphitheatre at Ohlone College July 31st - August 15th, 2009.

StarStruck Theatre's production features over 40 of the Bay Area's most talented youth including Natalie Hawkins who was last seen as Belle in StarStruck's production of Beauty and the Beast. At the helm of this production is the StarStruck Artistic team which includes Founder/Director Lori Stokes, Director/Choreographer Jeanne Batacan-Harper, Music Director Nancy Godfrey and Choreographer Becky Perreti.

Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, set to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS won seven 1983 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Lighting and Best Costumes. CATS became one of the longest running musical on Broadway, having performed for 18 years.

Be a part of the one special night each year when the tribe of Jellicle Cats reunites to celebrate who they are. Join us for a "Memorable" night under the stars as StarStruck Theatre presents CATS.

Opening Night is Friday, July 31st continuing Saturday, Aug 1st , Thursdays thru Saturdays, Aug 6-8, and August 13-15. Performances will be held at Ohlone College Smith Center, Outdoor Amphitheatre, 43600 Mission Blvd. Fremont, 94539. Show starts at 8pm.

Reserved seating prices range from $20-$25. Purchase tickets by calling the StarStruck Box Office at (510) 659-1319, or on-line www.starstrucktheatre.org

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