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Italy saw its first non-replica national tour of Cats in late 2009. This production was also the first time the musical was performed in Italian.[1]

Production Specifics

As a country with a long history of performing arts, the Italian production drew on design influences such as Commedia dell'arte , Venetian Carnival costumes, rather than the 1980s dancewear influence of John Napier's designs.

Production Credits

  • Director - Saverio Marconi
  • Production Company - Compagnia della Rancia[2]
  • Choreographer and Associate Director - Daniel Ezralow
  • Lighting Design - Valerio Tiberi
  • Translation by - Michele Renzullo
  • Adaptation by - Saverio Marconi
  • Italian Lyrics by - Franco Travaglio
  • Set Design - Gabriele Moreschi
  • Costume Design - Enrico Coveri
  • Makeup Design - Zaira de Vincentiis
  • Musical Supervisor - Simone Manfredini
  • Musical Director - Enrico Arias
  • Conductor - Vincenzo La Torre
  • Lighting Design - Valerio Tiberi
  • Engineer Design? (Disegno fonico) - Enrico Porcelli
  • Assistant Choreographer - Michael Pena

Tour Dates

2009/2010

  • Teatro dell'Aquila, Fermo - 10 to 11 October 2009 (Previews)
  • Teatro Giovanni da Udine, Udine - 14 to 18 October 2009 (Previews)
  • Palabrescia, Brescia - 20 to 21 October 2009 (Previews)
  • Teatro Comunale, Alessandria - 23 to 25 October 2009 (Previews)
  • Teatro Sistina, Rome - 28 October to 22 November 2009 (Official Opening)
  • Teatro Augusteo, Naples - 27 November to 9 December 2009
  • Teatroteam, Bari - 11 to 13 December 2009
  • Teatro Alfieri, Turin - 30 December 2009 to 10 January 2010
  • Teatro Verdi, Florence - 13 to 18 January 2010
  • Palabam, Mantova - 20 January 2010
  • Politeama Pratese, Prato - 23 to 24 January 2010
  • Allianz Teatro, Milan - 27 January to 14 February 2010
  • Teatro Europauditorium, Bologna - 17 to 21 February 2010
  • Teatro Sociale, Trento - 23 to 28 February 2010
  • Teatro Salieri, Legnago - 2 to 3 March 2010
  • Teatro Verdi, Pordenone - 5 to 8 March 2010
  • Palarossini, Ancona - 10 March 2010
  • Lyrick Theatre, Assisi - 12 to 14 March 2010
  • Teatro Creberg, Bergamo - 16 to 17 March 2010
  • Vaillant Palace, Genova - 19 to 20 March 2010
  • Gran Teatro, Padova - 23 to 24 March 2010
  • 105 Stadium, Rimini - 26 to 27 March 2010
  • Teatro Valli, Reggio Emilia - 9 to 11 April 2010
  • Teatro Sistina, Rome - 14 April 2010

2010/2011

  • Teatro della Luna, Milan - 26 October to 7 November 2010
  • Palasport, Bolzano - 16 to 17 November 2010
  • Pala Livorno, Livorno - 20 November 2010
  • Teatro Alfieri, Turin - 23 to 28 November 2010
  • Teatro Civico, La Spezia - 30 November to 1 December 2010
  • Teatro Verdi, Firenze - 3 to 5 December 2010
  • Gran Teatro, Padova - 8 to 9 December 2010
  • Teatro Ponchielli, Cremona - 11 to 12 December 2010
  • Paladozza, Bologna - 16 December 2010
  • Teatro Comunale , Modena - 18 to 19 December 2010
  • Teatro Fraschini, Pavia - 31 December 2010 to 1 January 2011
  • Teatro Traiano, Civitavecchia - 5 to 6 January 2011
  • Teatro Carlo Gesualdo, Avellino - 8 to 9 January 2011
  • Teatro Verdi, Salerno - 12 to 16 January 2011
  • Teatro Politeama, Catanzaro - 18 to 19 January 2011
  • Teatro Metropolitan, Catania - 21 to 30 January 2011
  • Creberg Teatro, Bergamo - 8 to 9 February 2011
  • Palalottomatica, Rome - 12 to 13 February 2011
  • Teatro Lirico, Cagliari - 18 to 19 February 2011

2011

  • Arena Gigli, Porto Recanati - 17 to 18 August 2011
  • Festival La Versiliana, Marina di Pietrasanta - 20 to 21 August 2011
  • Catona Teatro, Catona - 24 August 2011
  • Teatro di Verdura, Palermo - 26 to 27 August 2011
  • Verona Arena, Verona - 21 September 2011

Cast

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Role Italian Name 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011
Cast
Alonzo Simone De Rose
Asparagus Fabio Monti Giuseppe Galizia
Bombalurina Bombalaurina Azzurra Adinolfi
Cassandra Silvana Isolani
Demeter Demetra Chiara Vecchi Denise Brambillasca
Electra Chiara Vinci
Exotica Laura Safina Silvia Contenti
Grizabella Grisabella Giulia Ottonello
?? / Growltiger Caligola / Gattigre Gianluca Ciatti Cristian Ruiz
Gus Fabio Monti Michele Renzullo
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Jellilora / Occhibui Loredana Sartori Floriana Monici
Jemima Federica Baldi
Jennyanydots Jennytuttapois Stefania Fratepietro
Macavity / Plato Macavity / Platone Giuseppe Verzicco Luca Giacomelli
Mistoffelees Mr. Mistofeles Alessandro Lanzillotti
Mungojerrie Mangojerry Massimiliano Pironti Salvatore Marchione
Munkustrap Munkostrap Andrea Verzicco
Old Deuteronomy / Bustopher Jones Deuteronomio / Ciccio Gourmet Alessandro Neri
?? Paride (role added later) Fabio Monti
Pouncival Parsifal Tiziano Edini Luca Spadaro
Quaxo Quazo Alessandro Lanzillotti Jacopo Magistrelli
Rum Tum Tugger Ram Tam Taggher Andrea Rossi Giuseppe Verzicco
Rumpleteazer Zampalesta Maria Silvia Roli Roberta Miolla*
Skimbleshanks Sghemboexpress Roberto Colombo
Victoria Roberta Miolla
  • Credited as "Zampalesta/Victoria"

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