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The Wrong Cat Died

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Grizabella was the wrong cat to die. After seeing CATS the Musical for the first time in July of 2016, podcast host Mike Abrams was filled with a whirlwind of emotions. He was amused, confused, and a little angry. Almost exactly three years later when the 2019 CATS movie trailer came out, Mike had enough. It was time to speak his truth – Grizabella was the wrong Cat to Die at the Jellicle Ball. In this podcast, Mike interviews CATS cast members, CATS superfans, CATS haters, and explores the backstories of the Jellicle characters all to make a case for why they were more worthy to ascend to the Heaviside Layer than Grizabella.

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Episodes

The Wrong Cat Died - Bonus - Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Bonus – Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS With Love, Now and Forever! CATS4COVID Relief

Bonus Episode: With Love, Now and Forever! CATS4COVID Relief is a fundraiser conceived by and featuring the cast of the third national tour of CATS. The company of theater artists reunites after 34 years to create an upbeat, inspiring celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s international musical phenomenon to ...
The Wrong Cat Died - Ep28 - Bret Shuford, Swingleshanks

Ep28 – Bret Shuford, Swingleshanks from CATS Regional Theatre

This episode features Bret Shuford who starred in TWO regional productions of CATS as a swing and Skimbleshanks. Bret discusses how CATS is learned from the "outside in," what it was like performing at a dinner theatre known for their peach melba, and why, like most people, he's ...
The Wrong Cat Died - Ep27 - Annemarie Rosano, Jelly from the National Tour

Ep27 – Annemarie Rosano, Jelly from the National Tour

This episode features Annemarie Rosano who played Jellylorum on the CATS National Tour. Annemarie discusses how the Cats relationship in her production are based on their staging, Jelly's sexual attraction to Bustopher, and why, as Jelly, she's obviously Team Gus ...
The Wrong Cat Died - Ep26 - Lauren Elder, 8 year old CATS star

Ep26 – Lauren Elder, 8 year old CATS star

This episode features Lauren Elder who started in her own one-woman production of CATS in her garage in LA as an 8 year old. You may recognize Lauren from her Broadway performance in Hair, from TV on Law & Order SVU, or from her new album. Lauren discusses ...
The Wrong Cat Died - Ep25 - Georgina Pazcoguin, Victoria from the 2016 Revival

Ep25 – Georgina Pazcoguin, Victoria from the 2016 Revival

This episode features Georgina Pazcoguin who played Victoria during the 2016 Broadway revival. Georgina discusses being recruited for CATS, her relationship with Dame Gillian Lynne, and gives a thoughtful defense on why she believes Grizabella was the right cat to die ...
The Wrong Cat Died - Ep24 - Ryan La Sala

Ep24 – Ryan La Sala, YA Author & CATS Superfan

This episode features CATS superfan and YA fantasy author Ryan La Sala whose professional author bio says that he "loves CATS the musical unironically." Ryan and I discuss why he's obsessed with the show, how he tricks his friends into going to see it with him, and how ...

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