It's not fursuiting if it's on Broadway! Or: CATS the musical thread

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by artistformerlyknownasdave, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. artistformerlyknownasdave

    artistformerlyknownasdave revenge of ricky schrödinger

    a thread for everyone's favorite musical that really i swear it does have a plot i promise

    have you seen live productions, or only the movie? or vice versa? do you have a preference or are both great? who's your favorite?

    and, my personal favorite: how do you take a musical about talking cats and inject frankly ridiculous amounts of drama, conflict, and dubiously-there plot?
     
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  2. artistformerlyknownasdave

    artistformerlyknownasdave revenge of ricky schrödinger

    pinging @keltka both because they (don't know your pronouns, didn't want to assume!) expressed interest and also to ask permission to quote the stuff from me vent thread over--may i?
     
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  3. electroTelegram

    electroTelegram Well-Known Member

    YELLS i loved this musical so much as a kid........ i used to watch it on repeat every day

    i own like an official book(s?) with photos of the musical and the original book of poems and i saw it live and i dressed up like one of the cats for halloween
     
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  4. artistformerlyknownasdave

    artistformerlyknownasdave revenge of ricky schrödinger

    SAME HAT

    i had a vocals book with all the songs and performed "memory" at a competition fhtkgj :')

    and i...too...dressed up as a cat for halloween one year omg. the pictures are still on facebook >>
     
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  5. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    ONE OF MY FAVE MUSICALS
    I'm good w/ any pronouns

    but oh man I really wanna do a cat for a halloween costume
    not sure who I'd be though :( misto, maybe? I'm Smol so it would be fun!!
     
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  6. artistformerlyknownasdave

    artistformerlyknownasdave revenge of ricky schrödinger

    quoted most-ish of the relevant posts, here we go! under spoiler because long

     
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  7. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    @Salted Earth HI FRIEND DID YOU KNOW THERE'S A THREAD NOW COME SCREECH WITH US
     
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  8. Izevel

    Izevel capuchin hacker fucker

    Not my thing, but if I can dig them up I'll share some pictures of makeup I did one Hallowe'en while watching it with some friends :)
     
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  9. Ruevian

    Ruevian Killer Queen

    *kicks open the door*

    HELLO I AM HERE

    I have the VHS movie production which I watched all the time growing up and I saw it live on tour once. From 14 to 17, I lived for CATS. I drew them, I wrote fanfiction, I was part of an RP board, I had a million CATS OCs. The only thing I didn't do was make my own costume because I couldn't sew, but I had friends who made almost perfect replicas.

    Munkustrap was my favorite for a long time but then I became fascinated by Macavity like the fucking edgelord I was.
     
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  10. Salted Earth

    Salted Earth DISOWNING DOESN'T STACK, ASSHOLE

    HELLO HERE I AM ALSO

    I first heard the musical over at my bestie's house when I was like... somewhere in the 6-10 range, and I was CAPTIVATED FOREVER. I was too poor to get the 2-CD copy of the soundtrack, so I taped a broadcast of it off of TV amidst family drama because screw yelling I need those dancing cats. I really wanted one of the costumes and honestly, to this day, it's probably the type of fursuit I'd go to, I love those designs so much.

    My favourites were Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer, though I also loved Mr. Mistoffelees and Skimbleshanks. And Grizabella!! CAN'T FORGET GRIZABELLA.

    I'm pretty sure I was part of RP boards when I was a kid, so I probably had a bunch of OCs, though for the life of me I can't find any evidence of them now.
     
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  11. artistformerlyknownasdave

    artistformerlyknownasdave revenge of ricky schrödinger

    mungojerrie and rumpleteazer are the best ahhh

    i did RP cats but that was mostly on FFnet and dA, haha! i don't recall any OCs but i did make "CATS" versions of my housecats :p
     
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  12. Ruevian

    Ruevian Killer Queen

    My CATS days were back in the mid-90s, on a forum! That's how I learned about RP.

    I had a witchy cat OC named Alucard (yes, like the vampire) and a handsome shopkeeper cat named...Maximillion Pennywise! All the lady cats wanted some of that shit.

    ....in retrospect, it seems obvious now that I dabbled in furrydom for awhile in college.
     
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  13. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    holy SHIT there are CATS RPs what that sounds amazing and glorious
     
  14. Ruevian

    Ruevian Killer Queen

    I mean I'm pretty sure the forums I was on are all gone by now, but yeah! We had a board for RPing as the characters, we had one for RPing as OCs going to the Jellicle Ball, there was even one for RPing dancers/singers auditioning and performing in the musical.

    My favorite was an AU that was like a West Side Story sort of deal. I played Macavity as a greaser gangster dude + organized crime boss in the 50s. But, like, as an anthro cat. He was in an on again, off again relationship with Bombalurina and it was all very angsty.
     
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  15. artistformerlyknownasdave

    artistformerlyknownasdave revenge of ricky schrödinger

    oooh, there was a really popular fic kind of like that, i wonder if the rp boards're where they got the idea?

    i haven't been in fandom since i was an edgy teen, so what i remember liking is definitely OW the EDGE in some regards, but i did like the AUs where macavity was a crime boss but an anthro cat. especially the ones that ended up with some cool interaction that wouldn't have been seen much before, like misto hanging out with/being friends with mungojerrie and rumpleteazer!

    also, man, i'm remembering how much i missed RPing cats, wtf ;-;
     
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  16. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    I had a taped-off-PBS version that I watched a lot. I was maybe 8 or 7 when I first watched it, so we didn't have the internet at that point, but one of my friends and I played CATS all the time. I also still sing snippets of a bunch of the songs, though I don't know them as well as the JC Superstar ones. (somehow most the music I listened to as a kid was Andrew Lloyd Webber)

    ETA: now all I wanna do is watch it again

    ETAx2: how weird to remember a time where we didn't have internet
     
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  17. artistformerlyknownasdave

    artistformerlyknownasdave revenge of ricky schrödinger

  18. dky

    dky burnt toast

    Thank christ its here im all over this

    I recently redescovered this is one of my Things so yes helo
    Me and @cassikat had the vhs but watched it to the point it had a glitch and would distort the screen

    I had one OC who was basically a self insert bc I felt bad that I 'couldnt be activive in fandom bc I suck' nonesense who is now dead and will never be brought to life again. My fave is misto now but it used to be alonzo bc I thought he was Fine Shit. This movie is why im a furry and im currently attemting to revive it with art and fics

    Also what do yall ship if ya do I must know
     
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  19. artistformerlyknownasdave

    artistformerlyknownasdave revenge of ricky schrödinger

    important question! are bombalurina and demeter sisters or are they together?

    ...or both? gasp
     
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  20. electroTelegram

    electroTelegram Well-Known Member

    i thought they were sisters back when i watched it as a little kid but now i think they're just gay
     
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