When I was a kid, my parents read T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats to me and the poems were favorites of our whole family. We even had a kitten named Jennyanydots. Then, in the early '80s, Andrew Lloyd Webber destroyed my childhood by composing a cheesy musical based on the treasured poems. Oh, well, everyone else seemed to like it, and you may, too. Casa Manana presents Cats, winner of seven Tony Awards and suitable for the whole family at Bass Performance Hall (Fourth and Calhoun Streets in Fort Worth), Tuesday through February 8. Tickets are $30 to $75. Call 817-212-4280 or visit casamanana.org for information.
Tue., Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 6, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 7, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 8, 2 & 7 p.m., 2009