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Unprecedented Demand for "Cats" Tickets

13 May 2014

More seats are being released following a huge demand for tickets to Rangi Ruru and Christ’s College’s production of “Cats”.

The curtain goes up on one of the world’s best loved and most seen musicals next Monday and the five night season is fast looking as though it will be sold out.

Dynamic directing duo, Rangi Ruru’s Director of Theatre Arts, Robert Gilbert and David Chambers, Director of Drama at Christ’s College, are back together again and both say they are delighted by the reaction from the Christchurch public.

“It’s wonderful that the talent every one of the cast and crew possesses will be seen by seen by so many,” says Robert Gilbert. “The talent in the cast is extraordinary.”

“These young men and women dance, they sing, they act with incredible physicality,” says Gilbert. “It’s a very physical show and the athletes involved are wonderful to watch. The costumes and makeup are stunning. There’s also magic and illusion in our production as good as anything you’ll see in international magic shows.”

David Chambers too is just as enthusiastic.

“It’s a true West End spectacle,” he says. “There’s enough spectacle in this show to entertain and thrill anyone. It’s quite remarkable that such a well-loved and popular musical as “Cats” doesn’t actually have a story however that just reinforces how engaging and entertaining the show is as a whole.”

“Cats” with a cast of 70, a crew of 30, 25 dressers and makeup artists, all supported by 12 staff, is one of the largest and most ambitious undertakings by Rangi Ruru and Christ’s College.

Rehearsals are continuing with dress rehearsals taking place this Saturday and a final dress on Sunday 18th May with opening night on Monday 19th May at Christ’s College.

ENDS: Please contact Ali Jones on 027 247 3112 for further information.


Event listing details: www.catsthemusical.school.nz

CATS - The Musical
Proudly presented by Rangi Ruru Girls’ School and Christ’s College
Directed by David Chambers and Robert Gilbert


Details
Where: Christ's College Auditorium
When: Mon 19 & Tues 20 May, Thurs 22, Fri 23 & Sat 24 May 7.30pm

Tickets
General admission: $30 / Student GA: $20 / Adult group 8+: $25

For tickets, phone:
Christ's College Office - 366 8705 / Rangi Ruru Office - 983 3700.
NB: If purchasing tickets from the Christ's College Office, Cash or Cheque only - no eftpos or credit card facilities.

Tickets can be purchased by phone using the Rangi Ruru Credit Card facility with a credit card and postage fee of $5 per transaction. Phone (03) 983 3700
Adult General Admission $30 each / Adult (8 persons +) Party Concession $25 each
Student General Admission $20 each
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www.catsthemusical.school.nz

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