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  • Dizzycomputer

    1985-03-20 Performance Program:

    • Akiko Kuno (久野綾希子) - Grizabella
    • Yoshiko Hattori (服部良子) - Jennyanydots
    • Youko Asami (浅見陽子)
    • Mari Nasu (那須まり)
    • Tomoko Hanaga (羽永共子)
    • Sonoko Fukui (福井園子)
    • Chizu Hosaka (保坂知寿)
    • Ryoko Nomura (野村玲子)
    • Kumiko Hara (原久美子)
    • Miko Nishijima (西島美子)
    • Mayumi Kamata (鎌田真由美)
    • Kasumi Aoki (青木香澄)
    • Yayoi Aoyama (青山弥生)
    • Yukimi Shimura (志村幸美) - Grizabella
    • Miki Kuwahara (桑原美樹)
    • Mami Nakai (中井まみ)
    • Yumiko Ushioda (潮田由美子)
    • Yuuko Shibagaki (柴垣裕子)
    • Yoko Ishii (石井陽子)
    • Yoko Mitsuhashi (三橋葉子)
    • Eri Nishikawa (西川枝里)
    • Chihiro Urata (浦田千尋)
    • Yoshimi Yamazaki (山崎佳美)
    • Megumi Mochizuki (望月めぐみ)
    • Minami Maeda (前田美波里)
    • Mamiko Yaesawa (八重沢真美)
    • Michiko Matsubara (松原美智子)
    • Sachiyo Matsunaga (松永さち代)
    • Diana M. Ball (ダイアナ M ボール)
    • Yuriko Nakaizumi (仲泉友理子)
    • Kyoko Suzuki (鈴木京子)
    • Tomoko Sato (佐藤知子)
    • Akihiko Mitsueda (光枝明彦…

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  • Musical5678

    When I was watching the behind the scenes for the new Cats Movie, I noticed something odd but not surprising. Taylor Swift (Bombalurina) and Idris Elba (Macavity) are shown dancing solo together in the behind the scenes clip for Cats. Although in certain shots we see other performers who I presume are the Macavity Girls dancing around Taylor Swift ( Bombalurina) and Idris Elba (Macavity). But strangely enough we don't see Daniela Norman ( Demeter). After rewatching the Behind the scenes clip for cats,I finally spot Daniela Norman (Demeter) dancing behind Taylor Swift (Bombalurina) and Idris Elba (Macavity) during what appears to be part of the Macavity Song. So this may hint that Demeter still has some relationship with Macavity like the m…

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  • Musical5678

    I think instead of Jemima/Syllabub singing Memory with Grizabella,I think they'll have Victoria sing with her instead. Francesca Hayward(Victoria) talked about having to sing with Jennifer Hudson(Grizabella).Which is odd since Victoria in the musical never sang with Grizabella and was just highly featured dancer. But in this new  movie the plot is centered around Victoria the white cat whom Sir Andrew Lloyd Bestseller says is the spirit of the show. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber  also said how he wanted a actress who was both the beautiful solo dancer that is Victoria and the sweet voiced soprano that is Jemima/Syllabub. But they couldn't find anyone who was both so they split the part in two. But perhaps Francesa Hayward(Victoria) is the actres…

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  • Belle pullman

    I've been thinking about this, and I think I want to hold off on adding the Movie characters info to their stage counterparts until we know more about this film.  Is the movie Victoria actually the same character as stage Victoria, or will she justify having a separate page for information about the new version?  I don't think Stage Victoria's page will benefit from having the movie info, photos, etc, etc, and vice vera - Movie Victoria's information would be much cleaner and easier to navigate as a separate page from the stage info.  Of course we'll need prominent links from one to the other, but I think it's worth separate pages.

    But what can we say about Movie Victoria - or Jennyanydots, or Old Deuteronomy - before we've seen the film? O…

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  • Belle pullman

    There's a lot of conversation all over social media about the trailer, but I just want to get my thoughts down in one place.  I'm very much 50/50 love/hate about this film - all along, every announcement had me going "yay!" "Oh no" in exact equal quantities.

    It's worth bearing in mind that it's only the music and the poems that match the show we love - everything else, every character not described in the poems, every plot element, character appearance, all the choreography - that's all the work of Gillian Lynne, Trevor Nunn and John Napier, all that is up for change in the movie. 

    So.... 

    • Love the set design!  Stunning locations.
    • Casting sounds perfect (Ray Winstone as Growltiger!)
    • The music we've heard so far sounds great
    • I really like that it…
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  • Belle pullman

    David Hitchen is Asparagus. Nick Hamilton is Bustopher. Donald Francke is Deuteronomy. whut?

    I think - THINK - this is effectively turning the "Walking Cover" into a form of onstage swing. He has one scene, as Bustopher, every show, but should he need to go on as either Gus or Deut, he can do both without difficulty. This is, after all, 1986 so not long since Brian Blessed was Deut/Bustopher.

    At the same time as this, over at Starlight Express we saw a couple of instances of the usually doubled roles of Sleeper/Component split - in a way, onstage swings, in that the swing had a very small role in each performance, and the moment she needed to bump up to an ensemble role, she could perform both parts easily.

    This is only dated "1986" - program…

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  • Belle pullman

    November 1992 July 1987 Alonzo Sambal Herbert Neutgens

    Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Abrikoos / Ghiselbert Smit / Snauwtijger Marco Vermie Marco Vermie
    Bombalurina Bomballerien Jina Broughten Joyce Stevens / Jina Broughton
    Cassandra
    Wilma Hoornstra Patricia Bos
    Coricopat Wagenschrik Leo de Groot Fons van Kraaij
    Demeter
    Debbie Jenner Wilma Hoornstra / Brigitte Derks
    Grizabella Grisabella Ruth Jacott Ellen Evers
    Jellylorum Antimakassa Jackie van Oppen Suzanne Heyne
    Jennyanydots / Griddlebone Spikkelpikkelmies / Gillebeen Renée Knapp Delia Mayer
    Mistoffelees Dr. Diavolo Kevin Poe / Jamie Cohen Alan Stuart (Dr. Diavolo / Xinix / 1e Pulk / Djangus / Pouncival)
    Mungojerrie Scharrelnelis Ramon Visser

    Munkustrap Snorrescha Kyle Boynton

    Old Deuter…












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  • Belle pullman

    In going through the Grizabella gallery, there's a couple I'm not sure about...

    Australia 1989...

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  • Belle pullman

    I'm looking for a way to distinguish the 2014 re-design of Grizabella.  "London Revival Grizabella" doesn't seem to fit as the costume is used across multiple productions.  I'm leaning towards "Pussycat Doll Grizabella" as the design was tailored specifically for Nicole Scherzinger, in line with her personal style of stage costumes.

    The character as given an overhaul at the same time as the design, the most notable element being her "mad" acting from her "head injury" giving her a "headache" - the suggestion being it's not age that has let her down, as much as a head injury.  But compared to, say, Street Cat Tugger, it's a subtle character change.

    But is "Pussycat Doll Grizabella" too colloquial, or too obscure a reference to be immediately …

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  • Belle pullman

    Cast Recordings

    April 3, 2019 by Belle pullman

    I'm still deep in the character galleries, but it came to my attention that there's an area where this wiki is VERY lacking information - the Cast Recordings.  I started setting up the architecture for them (me? adhd? how could you tell?!) So there'a a page for each recording listed as a sub-page of that production - but the pages need info!  At very least release year, track list, and cast list copied from the production page...  ideally as much information as was published on the media, and any background context!  And the recording info also needs mentioning and linking on the production page with a short "See here for the cast recording". 

    I've (hopeflly) got the infobox set up with enough relevant sections, I don't know how to do an ei…

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  • Belle pullman

    Old Cats in Paris

    April 2, 2019 by Belle pullman

    I'm trying to get my brain around the 1989 Paris production... I went looking for Young Deut and found a headache!

    Firstly, we have, as expected, " Vieux Mathusalem" (Old Deuteronomy) - Gilles Ramade, we have Asparagus - Tim Robin, but we also have "Vieux Genghis" - Gregory Schramel who appears to be his own ensemble character - the performer isn't also in any other roles. We have a HUGE archive of photos from the production, most unusual for the 1980s.


    The costume appears to be more similar to "Young Deut" than "Asparagus", but it's hard to say as both wear grey/browns in blending, non-descript patterns. Both, at this point in the show's development, typically wear "Pajamas" not spandex. The key feature that Asparagus usually has, from t…


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  • Amaranthinegrew

    Movie Theories

    March 28, 2019 by Amaranthinegrew

    just thought i'd create a thread to share our opinions/thoughts/speculation for the film!! personally, i think they're definitely going to invent new characters/reinterept some old ones, as evidenced by the Les Twins/Zizi's castings. I think they'll stay true to the source material in the sense of the plot/songs, and as i hoped, they didn't leave out some of the more 'minor' roles such as demeter, and griddlebone was a pleasant suprise. i do hope that they odn't sacrifice the storylines of these characters, though, in favor of the more star-studded 'main' characters (although i am fans of most of them!), for example, since idris remarked that his and taylor's cats have a close relatoinship (not entirely inaccurate, but historically his int…

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  • Amaranthinegrew

    So I've had a few questions about this, and for some reason I can't respond to Belle's thread so I've decided to post them here instead, and perhaps just create a masterpost for all the subsequent questions re: adjustments made because of the fiml. So for the template thing, I have no idea how to edit it but it definitely does make sense for the principal characters right now. In addition to Tantomile's reworking, the Les Twins are playing characters called Plato and Socrates - I've already given Socrates his own page, but I'd bet that we should end up making a seperate page for the film version of Plato, given that there's already a casted Admetus. Also for the formatting under the 'Cast' section, maybe it's worth making a table for the r…

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  • Belle pullman

    So a while ago, we considered the big question of terminology - is it a MOVIE or a FILM?  Personally, as a Brit, I prefer the term "Film" - however since the wider world of social media has decided on "#CATSMOVIE" - It only makes sense for this project to follow suit and use the term "Movie" for the big budget Cats production going ahead.  As such I'm standardising across the wiki to "Cats Movie 2019"

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  • Belle pullman

    London 2001

    March 22, 2019 by Belle pullman

    OK what's super frustrating here is that this isn't a case of distant research - I was THERE, seeing the show quite frequently through 2001 and 2002.  (the problem is, a brochure cost £6, a standing ticket to Starlight Express cost £8 - guess where I spent my money? :P )  

    So, working backwards, there's the 21st Anniversary edition of the Souvenir Brochure - "1981- 2002 - 21 YEARS" graphics on the cover, published April 2002.

    Next, we have an internally identical Brochure, that's a publication date "February 2001".  All the photos are identical to the 21st Anniversary cast... distinctive faces like Alexis Owen Hobbs as Bombalurina, who didn't join the show until October 2001..... I'm pretty confident in saying therefore, it's a printing erro…

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  • Belle pullman

    This is one where I have the Souvenir Brochure with the insert dated June 1988.  The whole publication is dated December 1988 - which is just - WEIRD.  The insert is older than the rest of the publication?!  But that's what it says.  Anyway it makes no difference as besides the insert, it's all 1981 info.

    It's worth noting that Alonzo does NOT appear anywhere in the photos, and none of the names have played Alonzo.  It's possible the role was cut for a few months.  Cavin Cornwall joined the cast in August 1988 and played Alonzo for a good while, so it's possible they just had swings cover the track for a couple months.

    Valda Aviks is a real puzzle to me - she was in the Vienna cast for years, then she pops up in London in 1986 then 1988.  I'…

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  • Belle pullman

    So as I've been going through looking for Chorus Tugger photos from Paris (and that big group shot is one of the best, ugh....) I couldn't help noticing that there's no chance of a mix-up here, these photos are all DEFINITELY the Paris production, and the numberplace definitely changes!

    Incidentally, it's curious how so much of the Hollywood film coverage ended up using press photos from the 1989 Paris production... I mean, there's a lot of photos, sure, but the more modern productions would be easier to come by!  Maybe there's something weird about the rights to these ones.

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  • Belle pullman

    Mystery Cast List

    March 15, 2019 by Belle pullman

    One of the biggest gaps in the London cast lists is between Feb 1990 and November 1991. There'd be a cast change May 1990, November 1990, May 1991, before the November 1991 list. We've got the names of the cast from November 1990, from the souvenir brochure, but not the roles they played. The 1st UK Tour finished May 1990, and a fair few names came to town when the tour ended.

    I've assumed that people continued in roles they played before / since - this is a big assumption, as we know quite often someone would play a role for just one contract then switch to another role. I'm only stumped on three male roles -

    • Anthony Clegg
    • Mark Fowler
    • ( Heavon Grant )
    • Admetus / Macavity
    • ( Coricopat )
    • Swing

    Looking at Heavon Grant photos online, I'm fairly confide…

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  • Amaranthinegrew

    Character Alternates

    December 30, 2018 by Amaranthinegrew

    hey! another issue that crossed my mind is the somewhat obvious problem of charactres with multiple names/identities across different productions. for instance, jemima/silibub and tumblebrutus/bill-bailey. obviously some are seperate characters entirely, depending on the show, but i was wondering if there could be a more efficient way of organizing them, such as putting in a redirection at the top (this page is for the cat ____, if youre looking for its american/chorus counterpart etc, go here), simply introducing them differently (tumblebrutus, also known as bill bailey,) or perhaps a tab mechanism i've seen on other wikis (such as a's page on pretty little liars)? another thing that's a bit confusing is the discrepency between each pages…

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  • Amaranthinegrew

    Actor Biographies

    December 29, 2018 by Amaranthinegrew

    hey! i've noticed that the biographies of multiple actors, including rebel wilson, john mills, idris elba, john partrige, etc. appear to have the entire wikipedia page copy and pasted onto their respective articles. i was wondering that, considering this is a cats-centric wiki, if these pages should be simplified a bit to provide information about their careers and lives while focusing on their relevancy to cats, similar to the biographies of other, lesser known cast members? its just a suggestion tbh, it was just something that crossed my mind. 

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  • Walrusandthecarpenter300

    Here are some fun facts on my favorite cat's poem. 

    Click on the image for a better view.

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  • Walrusandthecarpenter300

    Okay. Here goes. 

    First off, I'd make Grizabella's tail detachable from her main costume. 

    So, her tail falls off mid-song during "Grizabella the Glamour Cat". 

    When Bustopher Jones comes on stage, he sees Grizzy's tail and picks it up. 

    He takes it with him when he goes offstage at the end of the song. 

    Jones joins the other Jellicle Cats at the end of the show to hear Grizzy sing "Memory". 

    Then, when she comes over to greet him, he puts her tail back on. 

    She gives him some curry in return. 

    Then, Grizzy leaves for the Heaviside Layer. 

    Jones waves and calls to her, along with all the other cats. 

    He joins the other cats in doing the simple dance moves during "The Ad-Dressing of Cats". 

    And, during the parts of "Ad-Dressing" when all the other cat…

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  • Walrusandthecarpenter300

    I can't understand a single word in this picture. http://www.bellesdomain.co.uk/cats/brochures/de96_04.jpg

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  • Controlpatrol

    Okay, it's pretty obvious that the revival's last scheduled show is December 30th, 2017, but does anyone know of future showing schedules? As in.. where will they be held? Are there tours coming up?

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  • Belle pullman

    Mandatory Sign In?

    October 26, 2017 by Belle pullman

    The wiki offers the option to disable anonymous edits - we've been getting a lot of edits that aren't vandalism as such, but since the user isn't signed in, communication is impossible.  Do we get enough useful "drive-by" edits from anonymous users to make it worth leaving the wiki editable anonymously?  Or should we switch to signed in edits only?  

    the big advantages of signing in are accountability/building a profile, and communication.  The big disadvantage is forgotten/lost details, that extra hassle that might prevent people contributing.  But then that's also an advantage as that little bit of hassle means less casual vandalism?  Not that it's much of a problem, but we could prevent the little we do get.

    I'm inclined to turn the wiki …

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  • Walrusandthecarpenter300

    I found these pictures recently and I am unsure as to what the lyrics say, as I don't speak German. These appear to be from the German production... could somebody please translate the words into English? 

    Thanks ;) 


    http://www.bellesdomain.co.uk/cats/brochures/de01_09.jpg 

    http://www.bellesdomain.co.uk/cats/brochures/de01_08.jpg 

    http://www.bellesdomain.co.uk/cats/brochures/de01_06.jpg 

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  • Belle pullman

    Infoboxes - Actors

    September 10, 2017 by Belle pullman

    I...  I have no idea what's gone wrong.  The original Actor infobox seems to have deleted when I followed instructions to migrate it, and I've made up a replacement but when I try to use it in an article it comes up as having no fields to enter.  Manually copying the code works however.  

    I'm getting more than a little frustrated at it not working and not indicating WHY it's not working!

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  • Fcisuperguy

    I was thinking about adding a description of the set's design and layout in the 'The Sets' article, perhaps a detailed description of the original set and its prominent features as well as listing the specific differences between sets... It'd certainly be an interesting addition to the article other than just listing the history of the sets. If anyone has any detailed pictures to contribute or feels like helping to note down all the changes, that'd be great!

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  • MadMaxArtist

    Yesterday I was discussing with a friend (are you out there on the Wikia now? I don't know your username.) the problem of the Broadway cast listings and accuracy and ease of reading. We thought up a few ideas...focusing on the fact that 1. We wanted it to include all current and former cast members 2. We wanted accurate dates as well as information as to why a certain actor may have left (when known) and 3. Easy to read and code onto the Wikia. 

    My friend came up with a pretty nice idea for a chart type format we could use to document it all that they typed up in a spreadsheet as you can see below. 

    I for one think this would be a good way to keep track, although it does ask the question of in what way would we want to organize said list. Wo…

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  • MadMaxArtist

    As we know, I've been slowly working on all the Broadway and US Tour casts over the few months. Also, we know that contracts in the US are different from Europe in that they don't last a full year, thus cast changes are irregular and hard to track. As I've discovered more and more dates for performers I've begun to wonder what would be the best way to present the information for cast changes as the usually year-by-year list format doesn't seem like the best solution in this case. 

    I was personally thinking some sort of time-line but I'm not sure how to make that appear neat in this format. 

    If anyone wants to discuss or has suggestions feel free to comment. 

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  • Belle pullman

    Style Guide

    May 10, 2017 by Belle pullman

    I'm sure there's cleverer ways of doing this - but best, simplest way I can work out to create a style guide is to have certain pages worked up as the models, and then to copy that formatting for all pages of that type.  So, for each production, musical number, character, performer etc....  one highlighted page that's as close to perfect as we can get. There's some standard wiki formatting elements we need to consider whether or not we want to employ - such as whether to only use a wikilink once per article.  For example, on Rumpleteazer's page, we don't need to link every time Mungojerrie is mentioned!  But we also don't want readers to be searching for the links when they need them.  

    We also need to be practical - we've over 2000 perform…

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  • Belle pullman

    To Do List:

    April 4, 2017 by Belle pullman

    I don't even know where to start.  So start with a list!

    • Character Galleries - captions, more pics
    • Character names from translations in infoboxes
    • Actor pages - infoboxes, headshots, costume shots, biogs
    • Production pages - galleries, tour dates, creative teams
    • Cast lists - esp US Tours


    This is off the top of my head, please add!

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  • Username Needed

    This picture contains all of the swings and Chorus (booth) of the '89 Australian tour, so I thought I should try and identify them all.

    Warwick Yuen as Coricopat and Carolyn Brown as Tantomile are simple enough.

    Justin McNamara as George/kitten swing is most likely the grey boy beside Alonzo on the right of the front row.

    Matthew Jackson as Carbucketty/tall swing is likely the one on the top right, between Sillabub and chorus Deut.

    The Chorus Deut is most likely David Outtrim the chorus/Deut & Gus u/s.

    Michael Larsen-Disney (Chorus) will be one of the Plato and Macavity, as he covered that role.

    Danielle Goullet and Makeely Louise Clarke were both Etcetera (presumably only one on per show).  The main Etcetera costumes seems to be the one on the …

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  • Belle pullman

    I recently discovered a neat bit of wiki code, which allows you to collapse tables - and indeed have them collapsed by default and a simple click to expand the information.  Over on the Starlight Express wiki we've used them extensively for song lyrics formatted by tables - it's not an ideal format for lyrics but it's the best we've found so far.

    Over here, I've experimented with the expandable tables on the UK Tour 2016 article - the long lists of tour stops are available at a click, but do not otherwise dominate the information. 

    What do people think about using this code for both tour stops tables, and cast list tables?  Is it immediately apparent how to access the lists of tour stops on the example there?  Does this reduce clutter on an …

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  • MadMaxArtist

    You know what time it is again! ;P Let me know which is your favorite (aka please please vote!) 


    As usual, if you have any better photo suggestions, etc. please tell me in the comments!

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  • Ponydreamer 2.0

    GUYS

    October 22, 2016 by Ponydreamer 2.0

    Guys guys guess what!!!

    I changed my avatar to Jeffrey Socia :3

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  • MadMaxArtist

    Icon Update!

    October 19, 2016 by MadMaxArtist

    Hey guys! Bit of an update with the icons! :)

    I started editing the Mistoffelees and Munkustrap one (I haven't started Bombalurina yet mainly because I'm having trouble finding a high quality photo of her Moscow makeup; if anyone has any alternatives please let me know!) I'll be making a seperate blog post for more photo options for different characters.

    For each icon I will be editing each image down to size as well as photoshopping the background so that it is black, and possibly adding text and a border. I'm still undecided on those options so I wanted to ask you guys what you think of three different options thus far (using Misto as an example.) 



    First off we have the icon with the name as text on the side. (Each character would be positi…



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  • Mortifer c

    International Fansites

    October 15, 2016 by Mortifer c

    What do you guys think? Would it be good to have a list/section with international fansites and forum in different languages up here? It could be divided into "English sites", "German sites", "Russian sites", etc.

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  • MadMaxArtist

    Hey guys! Occasional contributer Max here! :) 

    After a bit of discussion with Belle, we've decided to replace the curent images for each of the characters on the navigation page and I will be making new icons for each character! We've also decided to use mixed productions and to include every character, song, chorus, and swing in order to showcase the diverse styles of the replica productions!. This is where you guys come in! I need some help deciding on what pictures to use, as I'd love to represent multiple productions but also keep it within everyones taste. Here's a nice little list of options for a few of the main characters to start, as they have the most photos and are hardest to pic from.


    I'd say thats good to start right? Let me kno…


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  • Belle pullman

    I've hit on either a really odd coincidence, or a double entry both here and over on the Starlight wiki.

    Eddie Marco and Eddie Otero - are they the same person?  Or is it the strangest coincidence that both played the same roles in the same period?

    Here's the compiled entries - 

    Marco - Starlight Bochum - 1991-92 - Swing

    Otero - Starlight Bochum - 1992-93 - Swing

    Marco - Cats Hamburg - 07/1992 - Mungojerrie

    Marco - Cats Hamburg - 10/1992 - Mungojerrie

    Marco - Starlight Las Vegas - 1993-94 - Swing

    Otero - Cats Hamburg - 10/1995 - Mungojerrie

    Assuming that Otero ran the full 1992-1993 Swing contract in Bochum, he couldn't have also played Mungojerrie in Hamburg the same year...  But as a swing in one show, offered a featured character in another, he c…

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  • Belle pullman

    First up, who is this kitten?  He's World Tour, I think from Shanghai in 2003 but possibly the photo is earlier...  I think it being licensed Getty Images though the date will be accurate.  Possibly Pouncival?

    Then kittens 2 and 3, On the right I *think* is Tumblebrutus but I'm not confident on that, and on the left, I honestly have no idea!

    (Also, these costumes are very interesting to contrast against the more "standard" use of fluffies....)

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  • Belle pullman

    Asian Productions?

    September 15, 2016 by Belle pullman

    http://www.china.org.cn/english/culture/237152.htm

    OK, I found this collage in my files - interesting one huh - but I'm trying to work out which production they're referring to, in Beijing in January 2008?  CPAA Cultural Entertainment Company is the local producer.

    "The itinerary for the musical's upcoming China tour will include stops in Beijing, Macao, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Dongguan and Shenzhen."

    We've got the 2007 Australasia tour doing a similar route in 2009, brought to the country by the CPAA again, so is it safe to assume it's the same tour a year and a half earlier?

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  • Belle pullman

    Top Navigation

    September 14, 2016 by Belle pullman

    I hope it doesn't throw anyone, but I've re-organised the Top Navigation a little.  (Yes, I know it's now the same as the Starlight one, but it seems to me those are the most important categories of information about a musical!)

    My aim is to try to make the first impression of the wiki a little more encyclopaedic and a little less fannish - It feels a bit like certain really important aspects of our specialist subject, such as the music!, are getting side-lined over more and more character based speculation.  There's plenty of room to analyse Alonzo's relationships, but I think we also need to include information about Cast Recordings.

    I've moved "Productions" to a top level link, which covers the "Cast" information that has been removed fro…

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  • Belle pullman

    I also am admin for the Starlight Express Wiki - run on almost exactly the same lines as this one, but a good bit quieter!  I am about to overhaul the cast database, and I'm wondering if it is of interest to other people to make note of the cast who have been in both?  For example, Cary Doug Chennell is also Cary Chennell (seriously, he was Pouncival 23 years ago, and he's skating in Starlight Express now?  amazing!) 

    I am proposing to throw a link to their bio on the Starlight Wiki, and a reciprocal link to here, just as a single text link.  I don't imagine it's of more than passing interest to most people, but since I'm editing both and need to do a lot of work on the Starlight database, I've got the opportunity now!

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  • MaeliaC

    Test: redirect

    July 29, 2016 by MaeliaC

    As it looks like omitting an accent means the search doesn't work (unlike when you search with Google), I made a test with one of the actors from the Paris 2015 cast. Can anyone tell me if typing "Cedric Chupin" correctly redirects you to "Cédric Chupin"? (By the way, the other actors' names all have their accents in the page title except for Grégory Gonel.)

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  • MaeliaC

    Mislabelled photos

    July 23, 2016 by MaeliaC

    Dear admins and other contributors,

    Does any of you know where the "practice" photos that are in the "Paris 2015" gallery come from? I mean these:

    http://catsmusical.wikia.com/wiki/File:Paris_2015_cast_practice.png
    http://catsmusical.wikia.com/wiki/File:Paris_2015_RT_MJ_practice.png
    http://catsmusical.wikia.com/wiki/File:Paris_2015_Victoria_practice.png
    http://catsmusical.wikia.com/wiki/File:Corico_Tanto_Paris_2015.png

    I suppose they're from an article that used pictures of another cast when they didn't have any of the new French cast yet, because I saw the actors several times both on stage and at the stage door (as well as on social media) so I'm 100% sure it's NOT them (or Théâtre Mogador) on those pictures.

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  • Belle pullman

    Can we establish a policy on accents and umlauts?

    On my english keyboard, the only accented letter I can easily access is é - and I'm not sure how common the knowledge of how to get it is.  The only way for me to type an umlaut is to find it online and copy and paste!  This is a problem when it comes to coding, and searching names.

    So far, for example Dusseldorf, we've just ignored the umlaut.  However this changes the pronunciation of the word and I believe in some words losing the umlaut changes its meaning?  Technically the correct alternate for "Düsseldorf" is "Duesseldorf".  It's one thing for a well known place name, but what about all the performers names?

    What is going to be easiest for our users?  How will people most easily find the…

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  • Username Needed

    The various pas de deux partners.

    London: Coricopat originally, it looks like, then Admetus for most of the time, then Alonzo at the end?  Any Idea when these various swaps were made?

    Broadway: Tumblebrutus.  Swapped to Plato for the last year or so of the Troika tour.

    Australia: Tumble, spapped to Pouncival about 2012.

    Vienna: Carbucketty or Pouncival, I think, not sure which it is.

    Hambug: Tumble

    Any idea who danced the parkt in the other majour versions?

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  • Belle pullman

    We've got some very clumsy language here, "Some fans believe" / "Most fans believe" (citation needed) / "It is believed" / "They are usually portrayed as"... Can we standardise to something with no particular weighting? for example:

    Victoria - Pouncival: They could be Siblings, they could be Mates.

    "They could be" still seems a bit clumsy however, so if anyone has a better suggestion?

    Also, what's the line between a Headcanon and Relationships? Headcanon and Theories? Can we lose the Headcanon section and just have Theories and Relationships, is there anything that isn't covered with two sections? Or would it be worth having a "Confirmed canon" section for, for example, the UK productions have confirmed that Munkustrap and Tugger are brothers…

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  • Username Needed

    A media event at the end of the Australasia Tour's Korean run in 2008, of the Australian cast in full costume on stage, lined up beside their newly cast Korean counterparts.  I know I've seen it, but can't find it anymore.

    For that matter, anything from the 2008 South Korean production.  I've got stuff from 2011, but not 2008.  I know they had in character headshots of everyone, including chorus cats.

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