The Anfiteatro de La Habana welcomed the premiere of Cats last April 29th, a musical that remains Broadway’s fourth longest-running show in history.
Cats, based on the book of poems Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by American-English T. S. Elliot, Nobel Prize in Literature, comes to the Historical Centre of the capital for an exclusive season for the Cuban public.
The renowned choreographer Alfonso Méndez’s intention is to aesthetically update the piece by Andrew Lloyd Webber and place it in the Cuban context with a cast of young amateur actors and a total of 14 of the original musical numbers.
The multi-prizewinning piece has been performed in more than 30 countries from all continents and translated into fifteen languages. It turned out to be in one of the first places of the long-running musical shows in the famous West End theater of London and one of the most performed ones in history.
Two acts are enough to immerse the audience into an undreamed-of and mysterious cat community where animal features and flaws adopt completely human forms and attitudes.
Anfiteatro de La Habana.
Ticket sales: On performance days starting at 6:00 pm and up to 20 minutes after the show begins.
5,00 CUP Cubans
5,00 CUC Foreigners
Text by: Dayneris Brito
Translation: Beatriz Rodríguez
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