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.
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 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 www.MarriottTheatre.com.
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.