Date Night Pick: Cats the Musical

Lincolnshire, IL

Little Lake County is a huge fan of the Marriott Theater. If you have not experienced it yet you are missing out! There is no need to travel far for high-quality theater performances with the Marriott practically in your back yard, it’s not just for kids (though we do love the children’s theatre!). The Marriott Theatre is a perfect date night pick, with or without the available dinner packages.

Cats at the Marriott Theatre

The Marriott Theater presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS, directed and choreographed by Marc Robin, running now through May 25, 2014. Based on the poems of T.S. Eliot, CATS provides the setting for spectacular and breathtaking dance with its legendary score. Our intimate surroundings bring you closer than ever to “The Jellicle Ball” with trouble-makers Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer, the magical Mr. Mistoffelees, and the suave Rum Tum Tugger.

CATS at the Marriott
Photo credit: Peter Coombs and the Marriott Theatre

The Marriott Theater has an intimate in the round stage, and the cast takes full advantage of the whole theater by adding audience participation into their production. If you sit near the aisle, or better yet, the back rows, you might get a surprise purr in the ear or up close serenade.  The cast did a fantastic job keeping the big magic alive in such a close and intimate space.

CATS is an all-age show; however, I would recommend CATS for children over the age of 8.  If you take a youngster, please keep in mind there is a scene of simulated sex before the end of the first act. Since the actors use the whole theater, it is advisable to wait until intermission before getting out of your seat.

CATS at the Marriott
Photo credit: Peter Coombs and the Marriott Theatre

CATS has become the best-selling show in Marriott’s long history, so you don’t want to miss it! Ticket prices range from $40-48, excluding tax and handling fees. Students 17 and under and senior citizens 62 and older receive a discount when purchased through the Marriott Box Office. Dinner and performance packages are also available.

Free parking is available at all shows.  To reserve tickets, call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847.634.0200 or visit

Marriott Theatre
10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847) 634-0200
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Disclosure: The writer received tickets to the press opening of the show to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received, and all thoughts and opinions are their own.

Date Night Pick: Cats the Musical
About Rosemary Bridges 14 Articles
Rosemary is a mom who wears many hats. She is a working mom who has her own business, Rosie Bridges Photography, works full time and has two little boys (Gabriel 1/11 & Rafael 11/12). Together with her husband, David, they set off to find adventures all over Lake County. Rosemary moved to Lake County from Chicago as a teenager and has been a resident for over 10+ years. Although the big city lights have a special place in her heart, the quiet suburbs won her over to raise her children in. Rosemary also blogs and podcasts on with David about Parenting in the technology age. You can find her on social media on Twitter @rosie_bridges and Instagram @rosiebridges.

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