Background composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Catsby T. S. Eliot. The musical first opened in the West End in 1981 and then on Broadway in 1982. It was showed about 18 years, has been translated into more than 20 languages. In 1998, it was made into video, it has been boardcast on television.
The story There are an event that cats called Jelicle get together. They sing a song and dance. Cats want to be chosen from the oldest cat. If they are chosen, they will go to heaven. They show their special thing. At that time, the oldest cat come into stage. They enjoy their party. Protagonist-the old woman-want to with them, but they refuse. She begin to sing the ‘memory’. Cats feel sympathy. They bring her to their festival place. At last, she is chosen as jelicle cat.
Protagonist Her name isGrizabella.(Elaine Paige) Grizabella is the "Glamour Cat" in the musical production Cats.
Theme song Memory This song means her memory when she was young and beautiful.
The song MemoryAll alone in the moonlightI can smile at the old daysI was beautiful thenI remember the time I knew what happiness wasLet the memory live again Every streetlampSeems to beat a fatalistic warningSomeone muttersAnd the streetlamp guttersAnd soon it will be morning DaylightI must wait for the sunriseI must think of a new lifeAnd I musn't give inWhen the dawn comesTonight will be a memory tooAnd a new day will begin.