DISNEY’S THE ARTISTOCATS KIDS



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THE SHOW.

Opera hunter is delighted to present the charming Disney musical The Aristocats Kids. Based on the 1970 movie, the musical is an absolute show stopper for talented kids and young adults. Audiences of all ages will be enchanted. The Director is Joanna Andrew, Assistant Director and Choreographer Sally-Anne Smith.

There are 30 in the largly double cast headed by Jess Osbourne, Caleb Jacobs, Bonnie Coles, Sarah Elliott, Maisie Owens & Isabella Horsnell. The music features jazz style. The classic song “Ev’rybody Wants to be a Cat” refers not only to the feline species but also a true jazz muso. The show is preceded by a concert featuring many of the cast with excellent choreography by Sally-Anne Smith.

The show plays at Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre Warners Bay on April 22,23, 24,and 26; performances at 2pm and 6pm. Then at the Wesley Centre Hamilton April 27 2pm and 6pm. Tickets are available from Mercia Buck mbuck@exemail.com.au or 02 4943 1672 – Adults $25, Concession $15, Children $10 (15 yrs & under), Family $60 (2 adults & 2 children).

 

 

Music and lyrics by Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman, Al Rinker, Floyd Huddleston and Terry Gilkyson.

Music adapted and arranged and additional music by Bryan Louiselle. Book adapted and additional lyrics written by Michael Bernard.

Based on the 1970 Disney film “The AristoCats”. By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltdexclusive agent for Music Theatre International.

SYNOPSIS.

The Alley Cats introduce Berlioz, Marie, Toulouse and their mother Duchess – the richest cats in all of Paris (“Prologue/The Aristocats). When the Aristocats’ beloved owner Madame announces that she has left them all of her money, Edgar, the family butler, becomes very jealous. While the Aristocats practice singing (“Scales and Arpeggios”), Edgar warms some milk. After they fall asleep, Edgar takes the Aristocats out into the country and leaves them in a ditch.

As the Aristocats wake up, lost and alone, Napoleon and his pack of Country Dogs chase Edgar away (“Use Your Nose”). An Alley Cat named O’Malley discovers the Aristocats (“Thomas O’Malley Cat”), who are surprised to find him friendly. Despite the protests of the other Alley Cats, O’Malley agrees to help the Aristocats find their way home to Madame. Napoleon and the Dogs find the Cats and chase them down. When Marie falls into a river, O’Malley dives in to save her, only to be saved himself by a pair of Geese, Abigail and Amelia (“The Gabble Girls”). The whole gang waddles back to the city.
In Paris, O’Malley and the Alley Cats show the Aristocats the benefits of their freewheeling life (“Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat”). Duchess invites O’Malley to come home with her, but he decides to stay in the alley. Surprised to find them home, Edgar traps the Aristocats and prepares to ship them to Timbuktu (“The Cat Wash”). Roquefort the Mouse runs off to get help from O’Malley (“Roquefort to the Rescue/Somebody Is Looking for a Cat”). The Dogs and Geese join the Alley Cats to save the Aristocats and ship Edgar away (“The Butler Did It!/Finale”). Madame celebrates the return of her precious Aristocats and agrees to take in all their friends as her treasured pets (“Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat – Bows”)

As the Aristocats wake up, lost and alone, Napoleon and his pack of Country Dogs chase Edgar away (“Use Your Nose”). An Alley Cat named O’Malley discovers the Aristocats (“Thomas O’Malley Cat”), who are surprised to find him friendly. Despite the protests of the other Alley Cats, O’Malley agrees to help the Aristocats find their way home to Madame. Napoleon and the Dogs find the Cats and chase them down. When Marie falls into a river, O’Malley dives in to save her, only to be saved himself by a pair of Geese, Abigail and Amelia (“The Gabble Girls”). The whole gang waddles back to the city.

In Paris, O’Malley and the Alley Cats show the Aristocats the benefits of their freewheeling life (“Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat”). Duchess invites O’Malley to come home with her, but he decides to stay in the alley. Surprised to find them home, Edgar traps the Aristocats and prepares to ship them to Timbuktu (“The Cat Wash”). Roquefort the Mouse runs off to get help from O’Malley (“Roquefort to the Rescue/Somebody Is Looking for a Cat”). The Dogs and Geese join the Alley Cats to save the Aristocats and ship Edgar away (“The Butler Did It!/Finale”). Madame celebrates the return of her precious Aristocats and agrees to take in all their friends as her treasured pets (“Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat – Bows”).

BOOK TICKETS.

Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre
Contact: 02 4943 1672 or email mbuck@exemail.com.au

Wesley Centre (Beaumont St, Hamilton)
Contact: 02 4943 1672 or email mbuck@exemail.com.au



PERFORMANCES

Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre

Opening
  • 2:00pm – 22 Apr 2014
  • 6:00pm – 22 Apr 2014
  • 2:00pm – 23 Apr 2014
  • 6:00pm – 23 Apr 2014
  • 2:00pm – 24 Apr 2014
  • 6:00pm – 24 Apr 2014
  • 2:00pm – 26 Apr 2014
  • 2:00pm – 24 Apr 2014


Closing
  • 6:00pm – 26 Apr 2014


Wesley Centre (Beaumont St, Hamilton)

Opening
  • 2:00pm – 27 Apr 2014


Closing
  • 6:00pm – 27 Apr 2014


TICKET PRICES

Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre

Adult
  • $25.00


Concession
  • $15.00


Children (15 years and younger)
  • $10.00


Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)

  • $60.00


Wesley Centre (Beaumont St, Hamilton)

Adult
  • $25.00


Concession
  • $15.00


Children (15 years and younger)
  • $10.00


Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)

  • $60.00




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