Cassandra is an ensemble character in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. She plays a prominent part during 'The Magical Mister Mistoffelees', acting as his assistant and helping bring back Old Deuteronomy.
|“||Haughty, Disdainful, Aloof||”|
Cassandra is usually portrayed as somewhat unlike the other cats - her costume marks her out as a different breed from the others, being devoid of visible hair. She is stunningly beautiful and elegant, as well as aloof, mystical, and somewhat flirtatious. Occasionally, she is played as a younger, bubblier adult or kitten rather than being entirely cold and distant. Cassandra is often seen close to Alonzo during most productions.
|“||Strong dancer with good ballet training. minimum height 5'7.||”|
Cassandra is mainly a prominent female dancer in the show. She usually features as Mistoffelees' assistant during his song. She is also a featured dancer for the song "Macavity the Mystery Cat". She is usually paired with either Mr. Mistoffelees or Alonzo during the Pas De Deux. She is shown to demonstrate disdain towards Grizabella, acting erratically and haughtily towards her during her introducing number.
The name 'Tantomile' is used for the character in the Japanese production.
AppearanceCassandra is portrayed as an exotic, purebred brown and cream - possibly a Siamese, Sphinx, Burmese, or Abyssinian cat. Her wig is very short and her ears are elegantly rolled. She is the only cat with no shoulder fur/fluff; her shoulders are smooth, and she has no arm or leg warmers. Her tail is braided rather than fluffy. Her costume is airbrushed rather than painted or sponged, which makes her look quite different to the rest of the cats. She varies little between productions; in some, she is more solid brown, while in others she has a more pronounced pale body and darker extremities.
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