Introduction: Examining What Makes Cats the Musical So Terrible
Cats the Musical is a long-running Broadway show based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. It opened in 1982 and has been a fixture on the Great White Way ever since. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most reviled shows of all time. Critics and audiences alike have been vocal about its lack of originality, its uninspired score, and its poor storytelling. But what is it about Cats that makes it so terrible? Let’s take a closer look.
When Cats first opened, it was heralded as a revolutionary new type of musical. It was the first show to feature a completely sung-through score, meaning that the entire story is told through music and there is no spoken dialogue. While this was a bold and
The Music in Cats: Poorly Composed and Uninspired
The musical, Cats, is one of the most iconic musicals of all time, but its music has been the subject of much debate. Many have argued that the music of Cats is poorly composed and uninspired.
The music of Cats is often criticized for its lack of complexity and lack of musical depth. The musical consists of a series of short musical numbers that are mostly in a pop style of music, with few exceptions. These musical numbers are not very musically sophisticated, and lack the complexity of other musicals such as West Side Story or The Phantom of the Opera. This lack of complexity creates a sense of monotony that can make the music seem uninspired.
Furthermore, the lyrics of Cats are often seen as being overly simple and lacking in creativity. Many of the lyrics are simplistic and repetitive, and lack
The Lyrics of Cats: Outdated and Unmemorable
The lyrics of the musical ‘Cats’ have become a bit of a joke in recent years, with the show’s unusual subject matter and often nonsensical words. But upon closer examination, the lyrics of ‘Cats’ may not be so outdated and unmemorable after all.
The musical, which was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S Eliot’s book of poems, ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, tells the story of a group of cats called the Jellicles who must decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer. This is done through a series of song and dance numbers that feature a variety of characters, from the wise Old Deuteronomy to the eternally optimistic Rum Tum Tugger. The lyrics
The Costumes of Cats: Unoriginal and Uncreat
The costumes of cats have long been a source of entertainment for both cat owners and observers alike. However, when it comes to creativity and originality, cats often fall short. While cats can be seen wearing a wide variety of costumes, from cowboy hats to superhero capes, the reality is that many of these costumes lack in originality and creativity.
For starters, many of the costumes available for cats are simply generic versions of traditional human costumes. From pirate hats to princess gowns, there is often little to differentiate a costume for a cat from one intended for a human. This lack of creativity can be seen as a reflection of how cats are often viewed as simply small versions of humans, rather than as individuals in their own right.
In addition, many of the costumes available for cats feature overly simplistic designs. This