At the Jellicle Ball with the Jellicle Cats: Memory, happiness, and lots of fabulous dancing.

I’m quite certain I’ll be hearing “memory” in my head for the rest of week. Grizabella (Mamie Parris) sends shivers down my spine with her gorgeous voice.

Asparagus (Christopher Gurr) gives an amazing performance from his initially stuttering as an aged theatre cat, to reliving his former glory as East Lynne, Firefrorefiddle, and Growltiger. Wow!

Loooooove Jellylorum (Sarah Jane Shanks) for her heartfelt introduction of Asparagus. Her every gesture, every facial expression, every glance is filled with care and admiration for Gus. Sitting in the audience, we learn to respect Gus because of Jellylorum, before Gus even utters his first word. I can’t think of a better way to open the scene. Bravo!!!

Kudos to Sillabub (Jessica Cohen) for her moments of happiness, for her beautiful movements, and for her lovely voice in memory. You are my favorite cat of the night! ❤️❤️❤️

I also love the chemistry between Mungojerrie (Zachary Daniel Jones) and Rumpelteazer (Haley Fish). If I ever get robbed by a cat, I hope I am robbed by you. At least I’ll be well entertained.

Best dancers go to Mister Mistoffelees (Corey John Snide) and Victoria (Claire Rathbun), though every cat is dazzling tonight. This is such a musical for dancers. Great job, everyone! 😍