'Cats' Musical Wiki
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Cats toured Canada throughout the mid-late 1980s. Produced by Marlene Smith, Tina VanderHeyden and Ernie Rubinstein in a theatre owned by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the production followed the Broadway production closely. The production is credited for having kick-started Canada's commercial Musical Theatre scene.

Tour Dates

Cats ran for two years at the Elgin Theater in Toronto, and then went to Montréal for a 19-week run, followed by a tour of Western Canada and a second Toronto run at Massey Hall starting on Sept. 2, 1989, where it ran for several months. It had total office receipts of $78 million from almost 2 million tickets, making it the most successful Canadian stage production ever. [1]

Elgin Theatre, Toronto - March 14, 1985 - March 15, 1987

Montreal (First Canadian Tour) - June 1, 1987 - January 3, 1988

Western Canada Tour (Second Canadian Tour) - July 4, 1988 - October 1, 1988

Massey Hall, Toronto (Third Canadian Tour) - January 24, 1989 - September 2, 1989

Media Coverage

Interview_-_Lorena_Cingolani_Brad_Cormier_Marlene_Smith_Toronto_1986

Interview - Lorena Cingolani Brad Cormier Marlene Smith Toronto 1986

Featuring Brad Cormier as Mungojerrie and Lorena Cingolani as Rumpleteazer. With Marlene Smith, Producer. Two years after the Toronto show opened, prior to the first tour - Spring 1987

Articles

Producer and Cast Interview[2] - also referring to 2013 Regional production

Jellylorum / Griddlebone / Jennyanydots: Susan Cuthbert - Interview with Susan Cuthbert, also referring to 2013 regional production[3]

Gallery

Cast

Toronto

Toronto (03/1985 - 03/1987)
Character March 1985 September 1985 January 1986[4] Later Replacements
Alonzo Timothy French
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones Sandy Winsby
Bombalurina Susan Gattoni Marianne McCord
Cassandra Lyne Tremblay
Coricopat Stelio Calagias
Demeter Barbara Fulton Kathryn Akin (by 06/86)
Grizabella Kathy Michael McGlynn Barbara Fulton (from 01/86)
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Thea MacNeil
Jennyanydots Mary Trainor
Mistoffelees Alexandre Beaulieu Gerard Michael McIsaac (by 07/86)
Mungojerrie Gerard Michael McIsaac ?
Munkustrap Barrie Wood
Old Deuteronomy David Walden Jimmie Earl Perry (by 06/86)
Plato / Macavity / Rumpus Cat Lloyd Adams
Pouncival Michael Arnold
Rumpleteazer Lorena Cingolani
Rum Tum Tugger Greg Bond
Sillabub Janet Martin
Skimbleshanks Larry Herbert Jay Turvey Hallam Banfield (1985)??
Tantomile Sonja Kathleen McGirr
Tumblebrutus Todd Noel
Victoria Donna Kelly
Cats Chorus Aggie Cekuta Elliot Susan Cuthbert
Claude Naubert
Colleen Winton Sherri McFarlane
Rudy Webb
Swings Kathryn Akin
Darrin Carter Jean Luke Cote Scott Bolton
Brad Cormier
Stephen Foster
David Malek
Madeline Paul
Diana Platts
Rebecca Robertson
Kim Scarcella
Janet Kelley (from 05/86)

Canadian Tour I

Canadian Tour I (06/1987 - 01/1988)[5]
Alonzo Stephen Foster
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones Sandy Winsby
Blaine Parker (alt)
Bombalurina Marianne McCord
Cassandra Dorothy Jordan
Coricopat Stelio Calagias
Demeter Kathryn Akin
Grizabella Barbara Fulton
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Martine Fugere
Theresa Pitt (alt)
Jennyanydots Sherri McFarlane
Mistoffelees Gerard Michael McIsaac
Michael Arnold (alt)
Mungojerrie Brad Cormier
Munkustrap Claude R Tessier
Old Deuteronomy Jimmie Earl Perry
Plato / Macavity / Rumpus Cat Richard Smith
Pouncival Michael Arnold
Rumpleteazer Lorena Cingolani
Rum Tum Tugger Adam Fleck
Sillabub Kim Scarcella
Skimbleshanks Jay Turvey
Tantomile Diana Platts
Tumblebrutus Todd Noel
Victoria Donna Kelly
Janet Kelley (alt)
Cats Chorus Ralph Cole
Monique Lund
Blaine Parker
Theresa Pitt
Swings Michael Arnold
Liza Balkan
Scott Bolton
Janie Brennan
Karen Egan
Mark Cassius Ferguson
Janet Kelley
David Malek
Timothy French (Dance Capt)

Canadian Tour II

Canadian Tour II (06/1988 - 10/1988)[6]
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Martin Murphy
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones Sandy Winsby
Bombalurina Marianne McCord
Cassandra Janie Brennan
Coricopat Gino Berti
Demeter Monique Lund
Grizabella Barbara Fulton
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Martine Fugere
Jennyanydots Sherri McFarlane
Mistoffelees Gerard Michael McIsaac
Mungojerrie Scott Bolton
Munkustrap David Malek
Old Deuteronomy Jimmie Earl Perry
Plato / Macavity Ron Proulx
Pouncival Neil Giroday
Vance Avery alt. (by 07/88)
Rumpleteazer Shelley Stewart Hunt
Rum Tum Tugger Adam Fleck
Sillabub Frances Chiappetta
Skimbleshanks Jay Turvey
Tantomile Susan Burk
Tumblebrutus Timothy J. Alex
Victoria Donna Kelly
Cats Chorus Mira Caldare
Christina Gordon
Blaine Parker
Raphael Vigod
Swings Dale Azzard
Michael Fennell
Kiki Moritsugu
Kerri Lyn Wasylik
Karen Egan
Vance Avery
Michael Ehlers
Janet Kelley
Timothy French (Dance Capt)

Canadian Tour III

Canadian Tour III (01/1989 - 08/1989)[7]
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Martin Murphy
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones Blaine Parker (till 06/89)
David Rogers (from 06/89)
Bombalurina Kerri Lyn Wasylik
Cassandra Janie Brennan
Coricopat Gino Berti
Demeter Monique Lund
Grizabella Theresa Pitt
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Martine Fugere
Jennyanydots Martine Mackenzie
Mistoffelees Gerard Michael McIsaac
Mungojerrie Scott Bolton
Munkustrap Michael Ehlers
Old Deuteronomy Jimmie Earl Perry
Plato / Macavity Ron Proulx
Pouncival Dennis Lupien
Rumpleteazer Kiri-Lyn Muir
Rum Tum Tugger Adam Fleck
Sillabub Karen Egan
Skimbleshanks Jay Turvey
Tantomile Susan Burk (till 07/89)
Kiki Moritsugu (from 07/89)
Tumblebrutus Timothy J. Alex
Victoria Janet Kelley
Cats Chorus Mira Caldare
Christina Gordon
David Rogers
Raphael Vigod
Swings Dale Azzard
Hallam Banfield
Frances Chiappetta
Brad Cormier
Dewi Fairclough
Kiki Moritsugu
Brenda Rundle
Timothy French (Dance Capt)

Awards and Nominations

Main article: Awards

References

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