Cats: Musical Info & Synopsis


Cats follows a group of feline characters as they gather for the annual Jellicle Ball. Throughout the night, each cat introduces themselves and shares their unique personality, dreams, and stories. Amidst the festivities, Old Deuteronomy, the wise and revered leader of the Jellicles, must make a crucial decision. One cat will be chosen to ascend to the Heaviside Layer, where they will be reborn into a new life. Cats is a celebration of diversity, acceptance, and new beginnings.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1981)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Fantasy

Setting: London (Fictional)

Creative Team

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics: T.S. Eliot, Trevor Nunn, Richard Stilgoe

Cast Albums

Original London Cast (1981)➝

Original Broadway Cast (1983)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1980s, AnimalsAvant-Garde, Based on a Book, British, FantasyMega Musical, One-Word, Pirates, PopularSung-ThroughTony Award

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