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Cats was performed at the Silvia Pinal Theater, Mexico City, in 1991, in a dedicated Spanish translation of the show. The production opened in April 1991 and ran until September 1992, for more than 400 shows. The production then went on to two further venues in Mexico.

Production Specifics

The Spanish-language premiere of Cats took place on April 19, 1991, at the Silvia Pinal Theater in Mexico City. The production was based on the original Broadway version, with lyrics adapted to Spanish by Marco Villafán, in a version that changed the names of the main characters to make them closer to the Mexican viewer.

The title of the musical remained the same: "Сats". The producers conducted a survey to see if the public wanted the musical to be called Gatos, and the answer in favor of keeping the original title in English was unanimous.

Production Credits

  • Jeff Lee - director
  • Richard Stafford - Choreographer
  • Willy Gutiérrez - music director

Tour Dates

After playing in the capital, the show went on a tour of several Mexican cities:

  • Mexico City - 04/1991 - 09/1992
  • Guadalajara - 10/1992 - 11/1992
  • Monterrey - 11/1992 - 12/1992

Cast

  • Due to a casting mixup, 4 new roles had to be created; Admetus, Etcetera, Jemima, and Quaxo. These roles were then cut when the tour went to Guadalajara and Monterrey. These characters were not identical with the characters of the same names in London, Broadway, and Vienna: Admetus and Quaxo's design seem both to have drawn on the original Carbucketty (Admetus using his unitard and Quaxo using his makeup), and Etcetera's on the London/Broadway swing known as Greycat. (Judging by Buenos Aires 1993, Jemima's design may have been based on the London/Broadway swing AJ.)
Mexico City Cast
Role Translated 04/1991 10/1991 01/1992 Mid 1992
Admetus Ramiro Guzmán
Alonzo Alberto Díaz Jaime Rojas
Bombalurina Cecilia Huerta
Bustopher Jones / Asparagus / Growltiger Gordoclez Cruz / Esparragus (Gus) / Growltiger Javier Díaz Dueñas
Cassandra Rosalva Navarro Magali Sanchez Sofía Sefchick
Coricopat Coricompás Enrique Calatayud
Demeter Lilia Sixtos Fabiola Zepeda Meyra Cordova
Etcetera Marcela Valiente & Alejandra Valiente
Grizabella María del Sol
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Agilorum / Golfatriz Susana Zabaleta Olivia Bucio
Jemima Aurora Cano
Jennyanydots Bombonachona Simone Brook
Macavity / Plato Nefástulo / Platón Ariel López Padilla
Mistoffelees Micifustófeles Guillermo Hernández Guillermo Téllez Rafael Santiago
Mungojerrie Pingurriento Alejandro Treviño Lenny Zundel Abel Fernando
Munkustrap Manuel Landeta
Old Deuteronomy Gatusalém Enrique del Olmo
Pouncival Poncival Guillermo Téllez Humberto Manlio Guillermo Téllez
Quaxo Jaime Rojas & Humberto Manlio Jaime Rojas Humberto Manlio
Rum Tum Tugger Pon Roc Terco Gabriel de Cervantes
Rumpleteazer Rompetrizas Alejandra Murga
Sillabub Maru Dueñas Almendra Vega
Skimbleshanks Mirringo Armando Moreno
Tantomile Tántomile Guillermina Gomez
Tumblebrutus Guillermo de Uslar
Victoria Claudia Meyer Rocio de la Fuente
Cats Chorus El Coro de Gatos Ma. Antonieta Arau
Fernando Mejia
Raul Carballeda
Blanca Janet
Monica Mercedes
Jade Rubi
Understudies
Estela Barona Grizabella, Jennyanydots
German Pliego Old Deuteronomy
Luis René Aguirre Old Deuteronomy, Bustopher Jones / Gus / Growltiger
Manuel Martin Alonzo, Munkustrap, Skimbleshanks, Rum Tum Tugger
Fabiola Zepeda Bombalurina, Cassandra, Demeter, Tantomile
Héctor Arroyo Munkustrap, Rum Tum Tugger
David de la Rosa Old Deuteronomy
Nancy Delgadillo Jennyanydots, Jellylorum, Grizabella
Jannette Clemenceau (1992) Demeter
Manuel Sanchez (1992) Skimbleshanks
Marisol Arreola (1992) Sillabub
Juan Carlos Casasola (1992) Rum Tum Tugger
Abel Fernando (1992) Mungojerrie
Eduardo Vega (1992) Alonzo
Guadalajara/Monterrey Cast
Role Translated Guadalajara
10/1992
Monterrey
11/1992
Alonzo Alberto Díaz
Bombalurina Fabiola Zepeda
Bustopher Jones / Asparagus / Growltiger Gordoclez Cruz / Esparragus (Gus) / Growltiger Luis René Aguirre
Cassandra Sofía Sefchick
Coricopat Coricompás Ramiro Guzmán
Demeter Lilia Sixtos
Grizabella Olivia Bucio
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Agilorum / Golfatriz Ishaa Lozano
Jennyanydots Bombonachona Simone Brook
Macavity / Plato Nefástulo / Platón Jaime Rojas Eduardo Vega
Mistoffelees Micifustófeles Rafael Santiago
Mungojerrie Pingurriento Abel Fernando
Munkustrap Manuel Landeta
Old Deuteronomy Gatusalém Enrique del Olmo
Pouncival Poncival Guillermo Téllez
Rum Tum Tugger Pon Roc Terco Gabriel de Cervantes Jaime Rojas
Rumpleteazer Rompetrizas Marisol Arreola
Sillabub Maru Dueñas
Skimbleshanks Mirringo Armando Moreno
Tantomile Tántomile Marcela Valiente
Tumblebrutus Humberto Manlio
Victoria Claudia Meyer
Cats Chorus El Coro de Gatos Monica Mercedes
Raul Carballeda
Blanca Janet
Jade Rubi
Fernando Mejia
Norma Melendez
Understudies
Héctor Arroyo Munkustrap, Rum Tum Tugger
Estela Barona Grizabella, Jennyanydots
Meyra Cordova Demeter
David de la Rosa Old Deuteronomy
Julio Diaz Mistoffelees
Rocio de la Fuente Victoria, Tantomile
Manuel Sanchez Skimbleshanks
Eduardo Vega Alonzo, Plato / Macavity
Alejandro Silvia Coricopat, Skimbleshanks

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Trivia

  • Due to a near-miss accident due to the stage being too slippery, they mopped the stage with soda to make it sticky.
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