Mark your calendar: 'Cats' 

Ah, those polarizing felines.

Depending on how you feel about Cats, it’s either the greatest musical ever performed, or the stupidest damn thing to ever come out of London’s West End.

There’s no denying that the Andrew Lloyd Weber show, based on the fuzzy–wuzzy writings of T.S. Eliot and featuring a cast of heavily made–up singer/dancers, is one of the most successful musical extravaganzas of the last 30 years.

The second longest–running show in Broadway history, Cats has been translated into more than 20 languages, and turned out a couple of major musical theater stars.

Me, I’ve seen it twice, and I still don’t know what it’s about.

Mr. Mistoffelees, Grizabella, old Macavity, Jennyanydots and the rest of their furry friends are on the road again, courtesy of the Jam Theatricals touring company, and they’ve got a Dec. 8 date in the Johnny Mercer Theatre.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance are $32.50–$55 at etix.com.

Oh yes, Jam’s also bringing Riverdance back, on what’s billed as the “Farewell Tour,” Feb. 16. Tickets for the all-Irish extravaganza are on sale through etix, too.

Zombie see, zombie do

The annual Savannah Zombie Walk — timed, strangely enough, after the Halloween holiday — will be held Nov. 12 on historic River Street. You can participate in the all ages event for free, with the donation of one canned food item for the Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

The walk itself begins at 7; starting at 1 p.m., there’ll be a festival going on in Emmet Park, with live music, midway games, refreshments and that sort of thing.

They’ll have makeup artists on site from 5 to 7, to help you “zombie down.”

After the walk, a bunch of bands including Free Candy, Thee Swank Bastards, Sapphire Rebellion and others will rock the after-party at Muse Arts Warehouse. This event will have a “zombie circus” atmosphere, with performance by the astonishing aerialist Riot Hooping and others.

Tybee’s Got Talent is back for the second year, with a top prize of $300 going to the best singer, dancer, juggler, spoons player, whoever the judges like.

This year’s event - Nov. 12 - is a colaborative venture between the Tybee Arts Association and the Tybee Post Theater.

For details, go to tybeeposttheater.org.



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Bill DeYoung was Connect's Arts & Entertainment Editor from May 2009 to August 2014.

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