Curtain Call: Skyline Creek Productions’ Cats

Curtain Call: Skyline Creek Productions’ Cats
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Who: Skyline Creek Productions
What: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats (live musical theater)
Where:
When: 2017-08-11 - 2017-08-13
The long-running Broadway musical Cats will come to our area Friday through Sunday, August 11 throug
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The long-running Broadway musical Cats will come to our area Friday through Sunday, August 11 through August 13, when it hits the stage of the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.

The group responsible for this production, Skyline Creek Productions, has put on several major musicals during the past several years, including American Idiot, Sweeney Todd, The Addams Family, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Producer Barb Segretario says this one, in particular, has presented a major challenge, “Because it is so well known,” she said. “Everybody knows Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cats. You’re going to come to that show expecting it. That’s one of the shows, you can’t misstep on that one. I’ve done a lot of other shows and you can switch it around a little bit. This is not that kind of show. Anybody who has seen the show knows the characters and they know those dances.”

But Segretario says the cast and crew of this production has risen to the challenge.

“Casting was very difficult,” she said. “Normally, when we’re going into a show, I tell them, ‘That’s great, you can dance, but can you sing?’ This was the total opposite. Not only, ‘Can you sing, but can you dance?’ Because the majority of the show is all dancing, and it’s heavy dancing, nothing easy. They’re not getting away with anything easy this time and they know it, but they love it.”

Segretario adds that the one of the reasons for the decision to do Cats had to do with her director, Derek Hamblin.

“It’s one of his bucket-list dreams,” said Segretario. “I never said anything to him. I love the show myself. I absolutely love Cats. But he was talking about it, that one of the things he really wanted to do was direct that show, that was the determining factor of how I came up with Cats for the summer show this year. I never shared that with him, but that was it.”

Tickets are $15. For tickets, call (618) 997-4030 or visit <http://MarionCCC.com>.

Find out more at <http://SkylineCreekProductions.weebly.com>.

 

who Skyline Creek Productions

what Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats (live musical theater)

where Marion Cultural and Civic Center

when Friday through Sunday, August 11 through August 13