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The Jellicle Choice

There's this cool cat I know--Byron. At least that's the name that the family uses daily--I'm not privy to his other two names, after all. He parades around our shared courtyard with a distinguished yet mischievous air, and I'm fairly convinced that he's actually a runaway stage performer from one of the productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats (based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats). See, Byron looks frighteningly human, much like a person in feline make-up, and I think that if I were to go to one of this week's performances of Cats and see him onstage (Rum Tum Tugger, perhaps?) singing about the Jellicle Ball and Macavity (The Mystery Cat), then I wouldn't be a bit surprised. But even if you don't know Byron, chances are that you'll still want to check out Dallas Summer Musicals' production of that feline fave of the Great White Way, as it gives us a chance to relive our old, musical "Memory" at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, with additional showings through Sunday at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave. Tickets to Cats are $11 to $71. Call 214-421-5678 or visit
May 27-June 1, 8 p.m.; May 31-June 1, 2 p.m., 2008


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