PHOTOS: Scenes from Hi-Liners’ ‘Cats’ Rehearsal; Show Opens Sept. 15


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Burien’s Hi-Liners recently held a rehearsal of their upcoming production of ‘Cats,’ which opens Sept. 15, and they were generous enough to let The B-Town Blog in to take some pics.

“Cats” runs Sept. 15 – 30 at the Highline Performing Arts Center, located at 401 South 152nd Street.

Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, ‘Cats’ tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer. A true musical theatre phenomenon, CATS opened at London’s New London Theatre on May 11, 1981 and ran for a record-setting 21 years.

Here are some pics from the non-dress rehearsal (just wait ’til you see ’em in full costume!), as taken by Scott Schaefer – just be aware that these aren’t your Mother’s Cats:

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  • Premium: $25 ($28 at-the-door)
  • Adult: $18 ($21 at-the-door)
  • Senior: $15 ($18 at-the-door)
  • Student: $12 ($15 at-the-door)
  • Child (12 & under): $12 ($15 at-the-door)

All seats are reserved.

Performance Schedule:

  • Saturday, September 15, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 16, 1:30pm
  • Saturday, September 22, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 23, 1:30pm
  • Saturday, September 29, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 30, 1:30pm

Director
Kathleen Edwards is the Executive Director of The Hi-Liners education program. She has been with The Hi-Liners for thirteen years, where she has directed The Wizard of Oz (twice), Annie, Les Misérables (twice!), 42nd Street, Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Music Man, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Peter Pan (complete with flying,) and Chicago for the MainStage.

Musical Director
R.J. Tancioco is the musical director for CATS. His credits include the Hi-Liners productions of Les Miserables and Chicago, and also productions for The 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, San Jose Rep, ArtsWest, and Contemporary Classics. R.J. is a 2010 Gregory Award recipient.

Costume Designer
Candace Frank is the costume designer for CATS. She has a MFA in costume design from the University of Washington. Candace is the Master Costume Crafts Person for Village Theatre and has designed costumes for The Seattle Opera Young Artists Program.

The Hi-Liners MainStage
MainStage produces a major Broadway musical each year featuring a live orchestra and high-end production values. Students ages 9-22 participate in a rigorous audition and rehearsal process based on the Actor’s Equity Association model. Members of the cast are mentored and supported by local professionals in all fields of the theatre arts. In these productions we strive to meet the highest artistic standards in every way, and to provide our young actors with a truly memorable, quality experience.

For more information, visit the Hi-Liners website here.

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