Kerry O'Connell’s Event Journal

Wednesday January 18, 2012 / 7:30pm
5 tickets
Mid Tier 1 (Rows M-R)

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I love Segerstrom Hall, easy ticket pick up, easy to find seats, that whole part of the experience was terrific as usual. I was excited to see this performance, as it was huge years ago, it's been running for so long, etc and so on. Usually my daughter and I go to the theater alone. But it was my Mom's birthday so we purchased tickets for the whole family. The prices were good, too good though. The seats stunk (and I bought the upgraded highest priced tickets goldstar offered for this show). We could not see the left side of the stage at all, and the sound quality was quite poor making the show hard to follow. This was the first show my husband has seen with us, and will likely be the last. It did not make a good impression on him. None of us had any idea what the show was about. I thought it had something to do with aliens (the weird music and the spaceship at the beginning?) and cats scheming to do something, but what I didn't know. At intermission, my daughter asked two of the doormen, who both laughted and said thye had no idea. I asked the lady sitting nect to me what the show was about, she didn't know either. Finally, we found someone who read the book, they said the story was about cat personality types. I love cats, but this show was a complete bore. I will tell you that the show picked up after the intermission. The scenery finally changed and the music became lively and there were a couple of good solos. If it wasn't my Mom's birthday, we would have left at intermission. I'm sorry that I kept my school age kids out so late for this. This is a definite No, No , No! Also, my mother walks with a cane and has difficulty going from standing to sitting and back again. This said, we walked her from the seats to an elevator to go down a level to get to the car, but elevator car after elevator car stopped at the floor, completely filled with able bodied people and there was no room for Mom. Finally I asked a group if they could just squeeze one person on, and an elderly senior couple got off the crowded elevator so my Mom could board. Sad state of society. Daughter, son, husband and I raced down the stairs to meet the elevator without problem.

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