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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.7 Stars)

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1.0 star rating Liz from Dallas, Texas

CATS IN DALLAS NOV 2019

We’re huge fans of Broadway and so we obviously looked forward to seeing the legendary Cats. Although we appreciate the dated show for what it was originally, its no longer relevant for audiences today. The scenes have no dialogue to allow the audience to understand what is happening and the singing isn’t loud or clear enough to hear the words. There appears to be no plot, or beginning middle and end to follow from scene to scene so its quite disjointed. I tried hard to find a story line or message, but I would hate to guess. Each scene seemed to highlight a cat but it was still difficult to figure out why (this makes sense if you’ve seen it). The music is obnoxious and the style didn’t fit at all; a 70’s keyboard style that conflicted with the performers singing. The set never changed. The problem is not the performers. The production itself is simply lazy but again, its very dated.

1.0 star rating Liz from Dallas, Texas

CATS IN DALLAS

Huge fans of Broadway. This is simply outdated and not entertaining. The entire production is no longer relevant for todays audience. Its not the performers, who could do better and move on. Go for the “memories”.

1.0 star rating Anna from Toronto, Ontario

MOST BORING SHOW EVER

We went to see Cats tonight in Toronto and regretfully, I must say that it’s the most boring show we have ever seen. The performance lack energy and the set looked boring. The only good thing was that they had talented dancers but other than that, the first half actually bored me to sleep. The second half was slightly better but tonight’s show was nothing like the one we saw in London years ago. What a disappointment tonight.

1.0 star rating Lily from Toronto, Ontario

PAINFUL EXPERIENCE

dancers are good dancers. Memory is a good song which repeated for three times. Yes... These are the only two compliments i can find. Other than that... The stage general performance is way below average and the good dancer can not cover up tedious plot. I would strongly recommend not wasting your two and half hours on this show.

1.0 star rating from Toronto, Ontario

WORST PLAY EVER SEEN

I am from Toronto and have seen MANY plays that didn’t cost nearly as much as cats and it was by far the WORST play ever. As a trained dancer myself, the dancing was not in sync what so ever, lacked energy and quality. The same dancer sequences were preformed numerous times. I fought to stay awake the whole show and was so disappointed in the amount of money we spent for this horrible performance. Even though the the story line isn’t amazing, you could not hear a single word or sentence the cast was signing. Absolute worst show would not recommend seeing what so ever!!!!!

1.0 star rating Disappointed from Toronto, Ontario

BORING, REPETITIVE, NO PLOT OR STORY LINE, HIGHLY OVERRATED

I see a lot of theatre and I rarely think about abandoning ship at intermission, but that's what I kept thinking. It was painful to sit through this 2.5 hour play. It felt like a disconnect between the audience and what was happening on stage. First half of the play had unmemorable music, seemed disjointed, no plot and no character development. Second half things picked up, but it was repetitive. The song Memory was probably the saving grace, but it comes out of the blue and in the absence of a storyline, it's just a song where you can't really connect it with anything. The song or versions of it also repeat a few times, which makes the play repetitive. I'm surprised this play has been around this long. They had opportunities to make it a lot better than it is. Disappointing for me and my guests. Also for those who pay attention, there's a derogatory line in one of the songs that is off putting.

1.0 star rating Ben H from Toronto, Ontario

ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE :(

Knowing my friend also had tickets days after, I honestly felt bad for them. It was painful to make it to the first intermission so we could leave. No plot, no live music.... just some actors dressed up as cats dancing around singing terrible songs. I was completed shocked and in wonder how this show has been playing for so long.

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