Meridian Star

October 7, 2012

‘Cats’ returns to Meridian Little Theatre

From staff reports
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —  Meridian Little Theatre kicks off its 80th season Thursday with “Cats,” one of the longest running shows in the history of Broadway and winner of numerous awards.

    Inspired by the “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” is the story of a tribe of “Jellicle Cats: who come together in celebration of the annual “Jellicle Ball.”

    "'Cats' transports the audience into a fantastical world that could only exist in the theater, making it one of the most dazzling theatrical musicals ever created," director Jimmy Pigford said. "This compelling fable of hope and redemption is propelled by a score of extraordinary range and emotional impact."

    Pigford said the show will not disappoint those who have experienced the musical elsewhere during its more than 15 year run on Broadway.

    “We’re hoping to expose a whole new generation to this beloved show," Pigford said.

    “Cats” is the musical that MLT members voted they wanted to see again. It played to packed houses at the MLT playhouse and was held over for four extra performances in 2006. The theater is proud to present it again.

    Meridian Little Theater season tickets are: $65 for adults; $60 for military and senior citizens; and $55 for students and children.

       For more information, call the Meridian Little Theatre box office at 601-482-6371, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit