REVIEW: Legendary Musical CATS Now Playing Through May 11th at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts E-mail
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Written by Analicia Avila   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 21:26

Daniel Dawson (center, leaping) and the Company of "CATS" perform in the LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS/McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT production, directed and choreographed by Dana Solimando and now playing at LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.

La Mirada~Renowned choreographer Dana Solimando successfully directs and choreographs the epic classic musical Cats, and brings the lively production to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts stage. Despite the complexity of the Tony Award-Winning show, Solimando along with musical director John Glaudini and associate director/choreographer Billy Johnstone victoriously maintained a mesmerized, captivated audience.

Among many, one of the most impressive aspects of the show was the sensational choreography. From the very first number, "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats", an intricate number which appeared to have been performed effortlessly, the abundance of talent from both the cast and the choreographers was evident. With not a step out of place, Solimando lives up to her reputation as one of Los Angeles' best choreographers.

With such a talented and experienced cast, it is no surprise that the production was such a success. Todrick Hall, best known as season nine finalist of American Idol, triumphantly took the stage as Rum Tum Tugger Hall's jubilant performance in "The Rum Tum Tugger" was one of the best moments of the production.

Yet another epic moment was the lovely performance given by Kelli Provart as Grizabella in the number "Memory". Nominated for an Ovation Award in 2012 for the role of Grizabella, Provart graced the stage with her extraordinary vocal talent and representation of the role. Hall and Provart were just two among the many talented cast members.

The wonderful direction of Dana Solimando and the talented cast of seasoned performers is reason enough to watch the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts' production of Cats.

Performances are at 7:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8pm on Fridays; 2pm and 8pm on Saturdays; and 2pm on Sundays (with two added Sunday evening performances on May 4 and May 11 st 7:00pm). Ticket prices range from $20-$70. For purchasing and information visit the La Mirada Theatre's website at or call the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944-9801 or (714)994-631O. Discounts are available for students, seniors, and groups.



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