History Theatre / Cats

15th May '17 8:51:57 PM TheGreatConversation
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* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations
15th May '17 8:50:06 PM TheGreatConversation
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%%* IAmSong: Mainly, it's a show of "S/he Is" Songs.

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%%* IAmSong: Mainly, it's a show of "S/he Is" Songs. The opening number is a collective "We Are."
15th May '17 8:41:41 PM TheGreatConversation
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* PlayingHardToGet: The Rum Tum Tugger only likes what he finds for himself.
4th Apr '17 12:56:42 AM Qube
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19th Mar '17 6:33:31 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* AllWitchesHaveCats: In their opinion, All Cats Have Witches. A couplet in the "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats" goes "Can you ride on a broomstick, to places far distant?/[[HollywoodExorcism Familiar with candle, with book and with bell?]]" and refers to cats being traditionally associated with witches, demons and magic.

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* AllWitchesHaveCats: In their opinion, All Cats Have Witches.Inverted. A couplet in the "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats" goes "Can you ride on a broomstick, to places far distant?/[[HollywoodExorcism Familiar with candle, with book and with bell?]]" and refers to cats being traditionally associated with witches, demons and magic.
19th Mar '17 4:20:36 PM Jarfulous
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* YouDontLookLikeYou: The new version of the Rum Tum Tugger as introduced in the 2014 revival. He is now a cheeky young rapper complete with snapback as opposed to a camp 70s rockstar in his prime.

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* YouDontLookLikeYou: The new version of the Rum Tum Tugger as introduced in the 2014 revival. He is now a cheeky young rapper complete with snapback as opposed to a camp 70s rockstar in his prime. This was received pretty poorly, and he's back to his old Mick Jaggery version for the 2016 Broadway version.
20th Jan '17 9:53:25 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* AdaptationExpansion: "What's a jellicle cat", indeed. Mr. Eliot's poems make perfectly and explicitly clear what a jellicle cat is: it is, very specifically, ''a small black-and-white cat''. No more, no less, and nothing else.
** A whole stage of only black-and-white cats wouldn't be much to look at (or it might...I mean, it's people dressed head to toe as cats). Not that that whole book of poems is about only black-and-white cats. To be fair, there are quite a few black and white cats in the show.

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* AdaptationExpansion: "What's a jellicle cat", indeed. Mr. Eliot's poems make perfectly and explicitly clear what a jellicle cat is: it is, very specifically, ''a small black-and-white cat''. No more, no less, and nothing else.
** A whole stage of only black-and-white cats wouldn't be much to look at (or it might...I mean, it's people dressed head to toe as cats). Not that that whole book of poems is about only black-and-white cats. To be fair, there
else. There are quite a few black and white cats in the show.



* [[AllWitchesHaveCats All Cats Have Witches]]: A couplet in the "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats" goes "Can you ride on a broomstick, to places far distant?/[[HollywoodExorcism Familiar with candle, with book and with bell?]]" and refers to cats being traditionally associated with witches, demons and magic.

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* [[AllWitchesHaveCats AllWitchesHaveCats: In their opinion, All Cats Have Witches]]: Witches. A couplet in the "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats" goes "Can you ride on a broomstick, to places far distant?/[[HollywoodExorcism Familiar with candle, with book and with bell?]]" and refers to cats being traditionally associated with witches, demons and magic.



* AttentionWhore: The Rum Tum Tugger.

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* %%* AttentionWhore: The Rum Tum Tugger.



* ButtMonkey: Pouncival and Tumblebrutus in the video, though the former more than the latter.
* CatConcerto: Basically the whole show. There's even a boot thrown at the singing cats!
* CatGirl: All female Jellicles, by default.

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* %%* ButtMonkey: Pouncival and Tumblebrutus in the video, , though the former more than the latter.
* CatConcerto: Basically the whole show. There's show; there's even a boot thrown at the singing cats!
* CatGirl: All female Jellicles, by default.default, since they are human actors dressed like cats.



* CoolCat: The entire cast.

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* %%* CoolCat: The entire cast.



* DeusExMachina: Magical Mr Mistoffelees, his magical powers allow him to conjure up Old Deuteronomy and return the lights after Macavity kidnaps him and destroys them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Munkustrap has his moments, particularly while directing the Rumpus Cat.

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* DeusExMachina: Magical Mr Mistoffelees, his who has not been mentioned or referenced before now, has magical powers that allow him to conjure up Old Deuteronomy and return the lights after Macavity kidnaps him and destroys them.
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Munkustrap has his moments, particularly , while directing the Rumpus Cat.



** Not to mention the fascination with Bombalurina and Demeter's crotches the cameraman suddenly has when they're singing "Macavity".

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** Not to mention the The fascination with Bombalurina and Demeter's crotches the cameraman suddenly has when they're singing "Macavity".



* {{Expy}}: According to Lloyd Webber, the Rum Tum Tugger is intended to be an expy of Music/MickJagger.
** in the last couple of years, this has been 'upgraded' to JustinBieber. The Australian 2016 tour, at least, featured Rum Tum Tugger rapping his solos, wearing a backward baseball cap (with cat ears sticking out!), and 'fur' patterned with tribal tattoos.

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* {{Expy}}: According to Lloyd Webber, the Rum Tum Tugger is intended to be an expy of Music/MickJagger.
** in
Music/MickJagger. In the last couple of years, years after the play was originally produced, this has been 'upgraded' to JustinBieber. The Australian 2016 tour, at least, featured Rum Tum Tugger rapping his solos, wearing a backward baseball cap (with cat ears sticking out!), and 'fur' patterned with tribal tattoos.



* FoodAsBribe: This is needed to gain a cat's respect, as described by Old Deuteronomy at the end of the show.

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* FoodAsBribe: This Food is needed to gain a cat's respect, as described by Old Deuteronomy at the end of the show.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Watch closely and you see some pretty surprising stuff...

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* %%* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Watch closely and you see some pretty surprising stuff...



* GenkiGirl: Rumpleteazer and Etcetera.
* IAmSong: Mainly, it's a show of "S/he Is" Songs.

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* %%* GenkiGirl: Rumpleteazer and Etcetera.
* %%* IAmSong: Mainly, it's a show of "S/he Is" Songs.Songs.
* HarmlessVillain: Mungojerie and Rumpelteazer, who sure don't act like devoted servants of Macavity



* IWasQuiteALooker[=/=]PrincessInRags[=/=]WhiteDwarfStarlet: All three apply to Grizabella.

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* IWasQuiteALooker[=/=]PrincessInRags[=/=]WhiteDwarfStarlet: All three apply IWasQuiteALooker: Grizabella used to Grizabella.be beautiful but now she's old and ugly.



* KarmicDeath: Growltiger.

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* %%* KarmicDeath: Growltiger.



* MegaNeko: Naturally.

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* MegaNeko: Naturally.*%% MegaNeko:



* TheQuietOne:
** Victoria and Plato.
** Electra is often described as a sombre kitten.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad[=/=]ThoseTwoGuys[=/=]HarmlessVillain: Mungojerie and Rumpelteazer, who sure don't act like devoted servants of Macavity.

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* TheQuietOne:
** Victoria and Plato.
**
TheQuietOne: Electra is often described as a sombre kitten.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad[=/=]ThoseTwoGuys[=/=]HarmlessVillain: Mungojerie and Rumpelteazer, who sure don't act like devoted servants of Macavity.
kitten..



* VillainSong: "Mungojerie and Rumpelteazer". Subverted for the reasons above.

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* %%* VillainSong: "Mungojerie and Rumpelteazer". Subverted for the reasons above.



* WalkThePlank: Growltiger's final fate.

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* %%* WalkThePlank: Growltiger's final fate.
13th Jan '17 8:09:04 PM DrSlide
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* FoodAsBribe: This is needed to gain a cat's respect, as described by Old Deuteronomy at the end of the show.
13th Jan '17 7:11:10 AM DrSlide
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* ElderlyImmortal: Old Deuteronomy has lived longer than anyone can count, and he's apparently always been "Old Deuteronomy."
* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: Rum Tum Tugger does a bagpipe solo during "The Pekes and The Pollicles." [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It gets funny when he does it during Munkustrap's dance with Rumpuscat.]]

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* ElderlyImmortal: Old Deuteronomy has lived longer than anyone can count, and he's apparently always been "Old Deuteronomy."
" He had already made a reputation for himself long before Queen Victoria gained the throne in England, and he's outlived at least nine (or 99) wives.
* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: Rum Tum Tugger does a bagpipe solo during "The Pekes and The Pollicles." [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It gets funny when he does it during Munkustrap's dance with Rumpuscat.Rumpus Cat.]]
27th Dec '16 7:58:56 PM JohnRamos88
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A video version of the stage musical was released in 1998. A film thought to have been stuck DevelopmentHell seems to be back on track with Creator/TomHooper directing it.

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A video version of the stage musical was released in 1998. A film thought to have been stuck DevelopmentHell seems to be back on track with Creator/TomHooper directing it.
it. The musical was a LongRunner in ''both'' Broadway and the West End, and currently (as of 2016) a Broadway revival is already running there.
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