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Cats the Musical

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As part of the Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise series, the Morrison Center presents Cats on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3. Cats, the second longest running Broadway musical is based T.S. Elliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and since opening in the West End in 1981, the Andrew Lloyd Webber production has won seven Tony Awards and been translated into more than 20 languages.

Notably, the musical produced the classic staple "Memory," a song about a burned-out glamour puss's remembrance of her past and dedication to her future. But along with the slew of statues awarded to this musical, Cats also wins the award for most memorable character names. Who could forget Jennyanydots, the ruler of mice and roaches? Or Mr. Mistoffelees, the tomcat with magical powers? The musical may also be your only chance to see a patriarchal feline named after a book of the Bible (Old Deuteronomy). Beware of the villain Macavity and literal cat burglars Rumpleteazer and Mungojerrie.

If your tongue isn't twisted enough by these oddly monikered meowers, Cats will give you the tales of plenty more adventurous felines to entertain for an evening.

April 2, 7:30 p.m., April 3, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $28-$50.50, Morrison Center, 1910 University Dr, 208-426-1110, mc.boisestate.edu. Tickets available at idahotickets.com.