Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Cats also introduced the song standard “Memory”. The show opened in London in 1981 and then New York in 1982 and is the 2nd longest running show on Broadway, surpassed only by The Phantom of the Opera.
The Theatre Guild's production of Cats is now in full rehearsals. The cast of 23, along with a 17 piece orchestra, are preparing to wow you in your seats as we turn the stage of Showplace into a back alley with a bevy of cats, all vying to be selected for the magical journey to the Heaviside Layer.
Only Old Deuteronomy (Bill Crane) knows who it will be. Might it be Rum Tum Tugger (Danny Bronson), or Gus the Theatre Cat (Paul Wilson) or perhaps the now faded Grizabella the Glamour Cat (Lyndele Gauci). Could it be Bustopher Jones (Mark Hiscox) or might the Magical Mr. Mistoffelees (Nate Axcell) be able to pull this trick out of his hat. Only time will tell.
Guild members ticket deadline is March 27 with public sales opening up on March 30.
Ticket orders for the general public will go on sale on March 30 and wll be handled by the Showplace box office.
Please do not phone, fax or mail orders to the Peterbor-
ough Theatre Guild. The PTG box office will be closed until late June.
You may order tickets by mail by downloading a ticket order form and following the instructions on the order form.
Time: Saturday June 20th, 2015. Rain Date June 21st
2 pm to 4 pm. Celebration speeches at 3pm.
Location: Beth and Stuart McMaster's farm. Casual attire.
RSVP: If you plan on attending please RSVP by e-mailing either Linda Conway or Cindy Wardrope
Transportation: Because of limited parking, two return shuttle buses will be available from the guild at 1:30 PM or you could car pool with friends.
Download a poster(pdf) suitable for printing.
For the second year in a row, the Peterborough Theatre Guild has won the top prize at the Eastern Ontario Drama League (EODL) annual spring festival.
The company's production of Born Yesterday won "Best Production" along with three other awards at the EODL awards brunch in Cobourg on Sunday, April 12th, 2015.
We are proud to announce that at the end of December 2013, the Peterborough Theatre Guild (PTG) received a grant of $7000 from the Peterborough Foundation to help fund a building improvement project. The board of directors and volunteers of PTG express their gratitude for the generosity of the Peterborough Foundation. Thank you.
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