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Old 09-18-2017, 08:11 AM
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So it really is just all about cats?
Yes...but there is an underlying message of class systems, race (breed), age, politics, etc. It was pretty amazing.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:15 AM
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So it really is just all about cats?

There is deeper meaning.
A.L.Weber based the musical on the poems of T.S.Elliot, who was knowledgeable of bible scripture and salvation history.

You should read this analysis, its really interesting
https://catsmusicalmeaning.wordpress...-musical-cats/

In the end Old Deuteronomy is returned, the kingdom is restored and evil is defeated as Grizabella is chosen and is lifted up and climbs up the stairway to an eternal life in the heavyside layer. All the cats literally rejoice and sing in angelical voices, as Grizabella is lifted up, up, up to the Heaviside layer. The rejoicingis shown as the cats paws are lifted into the air and waved as in a modern Christian praise and worship service.

Because of the great number of obvious parallels to the bible, I believe this symbolic message of salvation in “Cats” is no mere coincidence, but the creative plan of a great Christian writer spreading the message of salvation in a most unique manner.
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It was so beautiful. Old Deuteronomy had me bawling my eyes out.

https://youtu.be/eE9ycVBSZa8
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Oh that's very cool I didn't know that I might have to try and see it one day then
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:24 AM
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It brings back happy memories to me. Thank you for bringing that up, Sia.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:15 AM
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I had the chance to see Cats in Munich a few years ago it was so great to see

thanks for the insights Sia
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Most here know, but since there are new people, this is one of my fave songs another show I saw...one of the best.

This is from the actual Broadway show. It's not my vid. Song start around 1:00.

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Rain falls hard
Burns dry
A dream
Or a song
That hits you so hard
Filling you up
And suddenly gone

Breathe feel love
Give free
Know in your soul
Like your blood knows the way
From your heart to your brain
Knows that you're whole

And you're shining
Like the brightest star
A transmission
On the midnight radio
And you're spinning
Like a 45
Ballerina
Dancing to your rock and roll

Here's to Patti
And Tina
And Yoko
Aretha
And Nona
And Nico
And me
And all the strange rock and rollers
You know you're doing all right
So hold on to each other
You gotta hold on tonight.

And you're shining
Like the brightest star
A transmission
On the midnight radio
And you're spinning
Your new 45s
For the misfits and the losers
Yeah, you know you're rock and rollers
Spinning to your rock and roll
https://youtu.be/dlVwCGGriYk
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:26 AM
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Neil Harris is a true showman, he knows what he's doing. Wonderful song, too.
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Old 09-25-2017, 01:48 AM
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That is a show I'd like to see too maybe some day
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:39 AM
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Absolutely

I've loved this song since it first came out.

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I've never heard that one before, Denise. It has a catchy tune.
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Hey Deborah - is that video of the person singing - is that Neil Patrick Harris as in Dougie Howser M.D.?
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:18 AM
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It's Neil.
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I don't think I realised he did theatre and could sing - I know he's been on a lot of tv shows and movies but didn't know about that - he's very talented isn't he
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Yes, he's come quite a long way from his Dougie Howser days. Almost seems like a completely different person.
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