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Around Town: Cats can dance.

Byline: Joan Gilmore

A packed house almost shook the Civic Center Music Hall on opening night of CATS. The audience was so appreciative of its quality that there was dancing in the aisles. (Oh, the "cats" in the musical also danced in the aisles.)

CATS, the multi-award musical, totally entranced the audience, young and not so young. Several audience members, who had seen the musical a number of years ago, kept telling everyone that the Oklahoma City version was so much better. No wonder the show keeps traveling the country to share the perfection.

Maybe its success here is due to the expertise of the star playing the lead role. As Grizabella, Bethany's Keri Rene Fuller was a spectacular cat.

As a matter of fact, the entire cast was cats. They also were incredible as actors, dancers, singers, tappers and athletes, beautiful and handsome.

A big congrats to the costume and scenic designer, John Napier, who created furry "skins," iridescent skins, and skins covered with lights that kept changing color during the dancing. Well, it was just really great. Especially when you realize these actors are tappin' and singing and movin' around a lot.

OKC Broadway brought CATS to town and it will play at the Music Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, You won't want to miss it.

For tickets and information, www.okcbroadway.com.

America's heroes dip

On Monday, honor America's heroes this Memorial Day with $29 Riversport day passes. These passes are for veterans and active-duty military personnel, first responders and their families.

To receive the discount, the heroes should present their military ID or badge at checkout inside the Whitewater Center at 800 Riversport Dr.

The Adventure Park will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily starting Saturday. Love's tubing and river boarding will start at 6 p.m.

For information, visit www.riversportokc.org.

Skip the umbrellas

Lyric Theatre will start its summer season at the Civic Center Music Hall with the fabulous musical Singin' in the Rain, which plays June 25-30. Michael Baron, Lyric's producing artistic director, said this is one of his favorite movie musicals and "it's going to be the most sumptuous production Lyric has ever done."

And, and of course, it will rain on stage.

The two other musicals in Lyric's Summer Season are Disney's Newsies on July 9-14 and Titanic on July 23-28.

Season ticket packages are still available for all three shows, starting at just $86. Single tickets to all three musicals also are on sale. For more information, call 405-524-9312.

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