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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 47

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1.0 star rating Abbie from Los Angeles, California

NO STORY

If you like musicals just to hear music, then you will enjoy the show. This had absolutely no story line and besides "memories, no music that I enjoyed. If you want to see humans jumping around like cats and don't mind that there is no beginning, middle, and end to a show, then by all means go see it. I would have rather spent my time and gone to get my teeth cleaned. 3 hours of my life that I will never get back.

1.0 star rating from Seattle, Washington

DISJOINTED, AWKWARD, UNFUN, TERRIBLE WASTE OF TALENT

The show has no storyline, no character development, one set change, One awkward moment after another. The audience did not like it although we certainly tried to engage. The performers play to the back of the stage not outwardly towards the audience. Perhaps it’s an attempt to capture the aloofness of cat behavior? Whatever – after 45 minutes of it, let alone three hours, who cares? The performers except for one razzle dazzle extraordinary dancer, lost track of the fact… Hello there’s an audience out here! And then when they did TRY to engage with the audience, it fell flat. The musical compositions were bizarre – not lyrical, not enjoyable. And anti-climactic - always dwindling out like an ‘oh never mind’ moment. Just super disappointing. It’s like this show is a great starting point ... now they need a director to get in there and create texture and dynamic and some semblance of story. I feel sad for the performers - to have their talents and time so wasted.

1.0 star rating from Seattle, Washington

THE WORST BROADWAY SHOW.... POSSIBLY EVER.

The actors are talented singers and dancers, but this is a terrible show. I'm not sure how you review that script and say, 'yeah, I want to hop around like a cat for a couple hours'... just a terrible, terrible, boring show. I cannot understand what all the excitement is about. This is not the fault of the actors, they didn't write the show. I'm sure that given the opportunity in other productions they are all fine actors. But this performance is terrible and not worth the time or the ticket price. Do yourself a favor and see a show with an actual story line, plot and character development. This is nothing more than singing and dancing and spectacle making with no substance what so ever. I'm not sure what I expected, but this wasn't it.

1.0 star rating Andrew from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PAINFUL!

Watching Cats was a painful experience. No plot. No acting. One good song (that was repeated 3 times). Good dancing, but if that's what you are looking for go see a dance show.

1.0 star rating from Atlanta, Georgia

EVEN IF IT WERE FREE IT WOULDN’T BE WORTH MY TIME

I have never even walked out of a movie theater after spending $10 because I’m pretty frugal and I gladly left my $100 seat behind during the intermission of Cats. Not only does this show have no plot, there’s no dialogue, nothing ever happened. It’s one number of singing and dances after another. Perhaps if I was closer I could at least appreciate the costumes and makeup ($100 got me a seat halfway up the balcony off to the side) but there are so many things I’d rather do with my time. Literally the only takeaway I had is that Jellicle cats meet once a year. What’s a Jellicle cat? Good question. I feel like this is a show that people say they like because it’s cool to like it? It’s just not good.

1.0 star rating Jim from Detroit, Michigan

VERY DISAPPOINTED

Great job dancing, memory song lady was excellent. Store line was terrible. Had no idea what the play was about. Songs were bad. You will here the words cat and jilico like an1000 time. Actors did well but the sound and storyline Sucked Do not recommend going. Suggest skipping the first half of the play. Second half is much better.

1.0 star rating P. J. Finley from San Antonio, Texas

AWFUL!! A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!

I saw CATS many years ago at the Majestic and loved it. My friends and I were all looking forward to it. When the show began, I knew the cast was singing, but I was unable to understand most of the lyrics. As far as I could tell, virtually every song in the first act sounded the same and referenced Jellicose cats. The sole exception was Memory, which was beautifully done. There were 5 of us; at the intermission we discovered that we were ALL totally bored and unhappy with the show, and we decided to leave. I have never ever left a play before it ended, but I thought this performance was too bad to sit through any longer - the songs were unintelligible and all sounded the same, and the cats seemed to perform the same movements for each dance. This performance was a total bust. I have never before written a negative review of a play but this one definitely deserved it!

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