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 in 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.
The Marriott Theater presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS directed and choreographed by Marc Robin running now through May 25, 2014. CATS, based on the poems of T.S. Eliot, with its legendary score, provides the setting for spectacular and breathtaking dance. 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.
The Marriott Theater is in an 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 a up close serenade. The cast did an amazing job keeping the big magic alive in such a close and intimate space.
This is an all ages show, however, I would recommend Cats for children over the age of 8 years old. If you do take a youngster please keep in mind there is a scene of simulated sex before the end of the first act. Since the actors do use the whole theater it is advisable to wait until intermission before getting out of your seat.
CATS has become the best-selling show in the 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 Marrriott Box Office. Dinner and performances 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 www.MarriottTheatre.com.Disclosure: I received tickets to the press opening of CATS to facilitate in my review. No other compensation was received and all thoughts and opinions are my own.