Mungojerrie & Rumpleteazer
This is a quiz on characters from the musical CATS by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and is based only on my thoughts of it, not of proven facts given in the A shy and skittish queen, mate of Munkustrap, Bombalurina's sister The male half of the couple of notorious cats, yellow, orange, and black fur, thrifty and sly. Rumpleteazer. Start studying High School Quiz Show Things to Know. Rum Tum Tugger, Mungojerrie, Rumpleteazer, Mr. Mistoffelees, and Old Deuteronomy. . dancer, is increasingly frustrated that their fourteen-year engagement has not led to marriage. The nature of the relationship between Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer is unknown, and seems to vary between productions. Due to the similarity of their.
Dance is also a key element in the musical especially during the minute Jellicle Ball dance sequence.
The set, consisting of an oversized junkyard, remains the same throughout the show without any scene changes. Lloyd Webber's eclecticism is very strong here; musical genres range from classical to pop, music hall, jazz, rock, and electro-acoustic music as well as hymn-like songs such as "The Addressing of Cats".
There was trouble initially as Judi Denchcast in the role of Grizabellasnapped her Achilles tendon during rehearsals prior to the London opening.
She was replaced by Elaine Paige. The conductor was Harry Rabinowicz.
It played a total of 8, performances in London. Its final performance in London's West End was on its 21st birthday, 11 Mayand broadcast on a large screen in Covent Garden to the delight of fans who could not acquire a ticket for the final performance. The original London cast of Cats The show made its debut on Broadway on 7 Octoberat the Winter Garden Theater with the same production team. On 19 JuneCats became the longest-running musical in Broadway history with 6, performances.
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It closed on 10 Septemberafter a total of 7, performances. It remains Broadway's fourth-longest-running show in history. Lloyd Webber and others on the production team for the film wanted to keep the feeling that viewers watching the film could still get the sense of seeing the show live, by having all views be facing the stage, therefore, getting multiple views of the set, with several close-ups.
Cats has been translated into over 20 languages. In addition to this, 52 selected elite dancers, including 14 solo dancers who took the named parts, performed the whole musical on a raised stage in the center of the arena.
Songtext von Andrew Lloyd Webber - Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer Lyrics
Callum Mansfield directed and choreographed it, and its record-breaking cast included Marina Prior as Grizabella. But the material itself is extremely limited and limiting.
The Eliot estate stated that only the original poems be used as text for the musical, so Cats consists of one song after another, introducing the cats as a group and as individuals. The score is loosely tied together by the cats informing the audience - through song, of course - that the Jellicles assemble once a year to make what they call "the Jellicle choice", in which one of their tribe is chosen to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and be born into a new life.
This lack of narrative inspires almost no conflict or tension to drive the musical, which runs for two hours and 15 minutes, with an intermission. The only question the evening poses is which cat will be chosen, and, after Grizabella the Glamour Cat is introduced, the answer is very clear. Along with providing the only tension of the evening, the character of Grizabella also inspires the most frustration with the musical, personifying in feline form the patriarchal themes of the production.
Grizabella is one of only three female characters who perform their own songs throughout the night. One of the the two is Jennyanydots, The Old Gumbie Cat who, concerned with the mice's manners, teaches them how to play music and crochet.
Played by the remarkable tap-dancing actress Eloise Kropp, the musical number is delightfully presented, but it is worth noting that Jennyanydots is only performing domestic, stereotypically feminine actions. The only other female cat, other than Grizabella, who even has the opportunity to sing, is Rumpleteazer, who performs with her male partner in crime, Mungojerrie. With the exception of the group numbers, the male cats receive all of the other songs in the musical, including the worshipful Old Deuteronomy Quintin Earl Darringtonthe group's estimable leader, the proudly rebellious Rum Tum Tugger Tyler Hanes, confidently sexualSkimbleshanks the Railway Cat an affable Jeremy DavisMr.
Mistoffelees, the "original conjuring cat" a delightful Ricky Ubeda and the Mystery Cat Macavity Daniel Gaymon, very sensualwho inspires the entire female ensemble to perform a writhing sexual dance number gyrating in pleasure at the thought of the elusive disappearing bad-boy feline.
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And then there is Grizabella. A role made famous by the famous belting of Elaine Paige and Betty Buckley, Grizabella is a formerly beautiful cat now in a bedraggled state. When she enters the stage, tentatively approaching her fellow Jellicle cats, she is greeted with hisses of disgust as her peers back away from her. Performed by British pop star Leona Lewis, Grizabella is a dejected and forlorn feline.
Dressed in a tight-fitting grey corset adorned with dirty, threadbare rags, Lewis' performance contains an undeniable element of slut-shaming, and she is scorned by her fellow cats until Old Deuteronomy chooses her to be reborn in the Heaviside Layer. She is only deserving of attention and affection when a man deems her to be so and provides her with the opportunity to be young and beautiful again. Cats was, and will most likely again, be the first musical that many young children see.
While this critic is reluctant to ever reflect on any negativity of exposing children to the arts, one wonders if Cats a positive choice.