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September 12, 2003

Cats pussyfoots into town

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The longest running hit in Broadway history, Cats, will come to Ames Sept. 21-22.

Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, and with a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the ground-breaking musical has won seven Tony Awards.

The story follows the exploits of a variety of feline friends who gather for the Jellicle Ball. During the ball, one cat will be bestowed with a precious extra life. Tensions begin to mount.

Cats was first shown on the London stage in May 1981. It opened to rave reviews and went on to win a record-breaking number of awards nationwide.

The show opened on Broadway in October 1982, and holds the unique position of being the longest running musical in both the West End and Broadway history.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. both nights in Stephens Auditorium. Tickets range from $30 to $38.

... Becoming the Best
Ames, Iowa 50011, (515) 294-4111
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