Cats (Canada) [Poster]

Cats (Canadian Tour)

Associate Company Manager for the musical CATS Canadian tour from July to October 1988 with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot and lyrics by T. S. EliotTrevor NunnRichard Stilgoe which opened at the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, AB (July 4 – 30, 1988), then played the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC (August 9 – September 10, 1988) and closed the tour at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON (September 20 – October 1, 1988).

Produced by MTE Productions (Marlene Smith, Tina VanderHeyden and Ernie Rubinstein) by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company Limited, David Geffen and the Shubert Organization. Executive Producers R. Tyler Gatchell Jr., Peter Neufeld.

Directed by Trevor Nun; Canadian Director David Taylor; Associate Director and Choreographer Gillian Lynne; Canadian Choreographer T. Michael Reed; Designed by John Napier; Scenic Assistant to Mr. Napier Ray Huessy; Lighting Design by David Hersey; Sound Design by Martin Levan; Orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber; Production Musical Director Stanley Lebowsky; Musical Direction by Paul Bogaev; Associate Lighting Design by Robert Bosworth; Production Stage Manager Ron Francis; Stage Manager Pat Thomas; Assistant Stage Manager Darragh Parsons; Company Managed by Mark Stevens; Associate Company Managed by Toby Simkin; Assistant Direction and Dance Supervision by Madeline Paul and Dance Captained Timothy French.

Starring: Barbara Fulton (Grizabella), Adam Fleck (Rum Tum Tugger), Timothy J. Alex (Tumblebrutus), Gerard Michael McIsaac (Mistoffelees), Scott Bolton (Mungojerrie), Shelley Stewart Hunt (Rumpleteazer), Jay Turvey (Skimbleshanks), Jimmie Earl Perry (Old Deuteronomy), David Malek (Munkustrap), Ron Proulx (Plato / Macavity), Sandy Winsby (Asparagus / Bustopher Jones), Martin Murphy (Alonzo / Rumpus Cat), Marianne McCord (Bombalurina), Janie Brennan (Cassandra), Gino Berti (Coricopat), Monique Lund (Demeter), Martine Fugere (Jellylorum / Griddlebone), Sherri McFarlane (Jennyanydots), Neil Giroday (Pouncival), Vance Avery (Pouncival alternate), Frances Chiappetta (Sillabub), Susan Burk (Tantomile), Donna Kelly (Victoria) with chorus including Mira Caldare, Christina Gordon, Blaine Parker, Raphael Vigod and with swings including Dale Azzard, Michael Fennell, Kiki Moritsugu, Kerri Lyn Wasylik, Karen Egan, Vance Avery, Michael Ehlers and Janet Kelley.

The Original CATS Company: (in alphabetical order): Lloyd Adams, Kathryn Akin, Michael Arnold, Alexandre Beaulieu, Greg Bond, Stelio Calagias, Lorena Cingolani, Brad Cormier, Jean-Luke Cote, Susan Cuthbert, Stephen Foster, Timothy French, Barbara Fulton, Susan Gattoni, Larry Herbert, Donna Kelly, Thea MacNeil, David Malck, Janet Martin, Sonja Kathleen McGirt, Kathy Michael McGlynn, Gerard Michael Melsaac, Claude Naubert, Todd Noel, Madeline Paul, Diana Platts, Rebecca Robertson, Kim Scarcella, Mary Trainor, Lyne Tremblay, David Walden, Rudy Webb, Sandy Winsby, Colleen Winton and Barrie Wood.

Orchestra Conductor Paul Bogaev, Assistant Conductor/Keyboards David W. Thompson, Contractor/Keyboards Bruce Harvey, Keyboards Lona Davis
Keyboards Noreen Waibel, Guitar Ed Henderson, Bass George Kozub, Drums Tom Jestadt, Percussion Lome Grossman, John Mele, Cello David Miller, Trumpets Chase Sanborn, Charlie Gray, Trombone Alastair Kay, French Homs Daniel Emond, Jim Moffat, Woodwinds Harvey Kogen, Bob Leonard, Clare Scholtz.  When Mr. Thompson conducts Lona Davis plays keyboards.

Marlene Smith Group office managed by Toby Simkin & Mark Stevens.

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By the time the production closed in August 1989, it had become the most successful Canadian stage production of all time with a box office of $78 million from nearly 2 million tickets.

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