Cats opened at the Théâtre de Paris on February 23, 1989, and ran until April 29, 1990. This production won the 1989 Molière Award for Best Musical.
Like the Amsterdam production, the Paris production was staged by John Yost who was the Resident Director of the Vienna production. The production was completely based on the Vienna show, including all the specifics from Vienna like the shortened "Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer" number and the mute Mistoffelees. Also the costumes and stage design were similar to the ones from Amsterdam and Vienna.
'Quaxo' for this production is the name for the featured First Beetle who does a tap battle/duet with Jennyanydots. It was not assigned to a particular track, but played by whichever actor was most able to do it. In the first season, this was Jean-Marc Genet as Pouncival. In the second season, Jean-Marc was cast as Skimbleshanks instead, but kept the Quaxo sequence as part of his track.
Associate Director and Choreographer: John Yost
Musical Director: Paul Morris
Sound Designer: Martin Levan
Associate Set Designer: Paul Gallis
Assistant Set Designer: Han Sin't Veld
Associate Lighting Designer: Steve Kemp
Costume Supervisor: Rien Bekkers
Assistant Costume Supervisor: Maayken Geertsen
Wigs Supervisor: Else van Dillen
Make Up Devoloped by: Jean Luc Don Vito & Else van Dillen
Original Choreographer: Gillian Lynne
Translator: Jacques Marchais
Awards and Nominations
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