High School Summer Musical Theater Experience Returns With CATS!
The 11th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience (SMTE) will perform CATS on July 22-31 for six performances only at the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts!
FSCJ Artist Series and the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts are proud to present the 11th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience! This program provides theatre opportunities to 7th-12th graders in the First Coast area and allows them to work hands-on with some of the highest recognized local and regional theatre professionals.
This year, participants will perform CATS on July 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and July 24 and 31 at 2 p.m. for six performances only at the Wilson Center for the Arts on Florida State College at Jacksonville’s South Campus (11901 Beach Blvd). More than 90 student performers and technicians are training for the production of CATS.
The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS is 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. CATS's London success was nearly matched on Broadway where it ran at the Wintergarden Theatre for just over 18 years.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR CATS:
Friday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets for CATS:
$25 for Reserved Seating
$20 for seniors (60+), Military (with valid ID), and non-FSCJ students
$15 for Florida State College at Jacksonville students and employees (with valid ID)
Limit 2 discounted tickets per valid ID.
CATS is presented through exclusive arrangement with R & H Theatricals and The Really Useful Company Limited. www.rnh.com
For tickets to CATS, call the Wilson Center for the Arts Box Office at (904) 646-2222 or the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office at (904) 442-2929.
Tickets can also be purchased online at www.fscjartistseries.org. Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 442-2947 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Ashley Williams at email@example.com or (904) 442-2933 for show materials and interview opportunities for SMTE’s production of CATS.