While “The Phantom Of The Opera” is currently having its run in Malaysia, another famous musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber will be making its way to our shores next year!
“Cats The Musical” is set to delight Malaysian theatre fans in Istana Budaya, from 16th to 2nd February 2020. Malaysia is part of the musical’s Asia leg which includes Manila, Singapore and several locations in China.
Apparently, this is not the first time “Cats” arrived Malaysia. In 2002, Kuala Lumpur was included in the musical’s Asia tour. Tickets to the Malaysian show is already available on TicketCharge with prices ranging from RM254 to RM684.
“Cats” is the 4h-longest-running show in Broadway history, and was the longest running Broadway show in history from 1997 to 2006 until it was surpassed by “The Phantom of the Opera.”
A film adaptation of the musical will be hitting cinemas this year starring Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Ian McKellen, and Judi Dench.
The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats known as the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” where they decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer (a metaphor for Heaven) and come back to a new life.
UPDATE (Tuesday, 15th October 2019):
We come baring bad news musical lovers.
Due to touring schedule, “Cats The Musical” in Malaysia (originally schedule to kick off at the Istana Budaya from 16th January 2020) has been cancelled. Customers who have purchased tickets may get the full ticket refund via TicketCharge.