Thursday, July 21, 2016

CATS comes to the Wilson Center for the Arts in JAX

FSCJ Artist Series and the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts are proud to present the 11th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience!  This year, participants will perform CATS for six performances only!  The HSSMT program provides theatre opportunities to 7th – 12th graders in the First Coast area, and allows them to work hands-on with some of the highest recognized local and regional theatre professionals.  More than 90 student performers and technicians are training for the production of CATS.

The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball.  One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS is a true musical theatre phenomenon.  CATS opened at London's New London Theatre on May 11, 1981 and ran for a record-setting 21 years.  CATS's London success was nearly matched on Broadway where it ran at the Wintergarden Theatre for just over 18 years.

CATS will be at the Wilson Center in JAX for six shows

Fri. July 22, 2016  7:30 p.m.
Sat. July 23     7:30 p.m.
Sun. July 24     2 p.m.
Fri. July 29     7:30 p.m.
Sat. July 30     7:30 p.m.
Sun. July 31     2 p.m.

LOCATION: Wilson Center for the Arts:
Florida State College at JAX So. Campus
        11901 Beach Blvd.
        Jacksonville, FL 32099

TICKETS: $25 for Reserved Seating; $20 for seniors (60+), Military (with valid ID), and non-FSCJ students & $15 for Florida State College at Jacksonville students and employees (with valid ID) *Limit 2 discounted tickets per valid ID.  For tickets to CATS, call the Wilson Center for the Arts Box Office at (904) 646-2222 or the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office at (904) 442-2929.  Tickets can also be purchased online.  Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 442-2947 or email.

CATS is presented through exclusive arrangement with R & H Theatricals and The Really Useful Company Limited.