Drat! The Cat!

by  Ira Levin, Milton Schafer

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  9m, 6f


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Drat! The Cat!

by  Ira Levin Milton Schafer

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Period, Parody / Spoof, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The scene is turn-of-the-century New York. A cat burglar who's none other than the beautiful daughter of the richest man in town has struck. When old Bulldog Purefoy, the respected sleuth on the case dies, the Keystone Kops turn to his good hearted but feckless son, Bob. His bumbling attempts to follow in his Dad's footsteps lead him to the "Cat" herself, falling head-over-heels in love. So he tries to reform her while she thwarts him at every turn. Will goodness and love triumph? Why, heavens yes! Songs include "She Touched Me," "Wild and Reckless," "Deep in Your Heart," and "Holmes and Watson."
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Keywords

Feminism, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: New York City in the later part of the 19th century.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Large
  • Chorus Size: Medium

Song Samples

Overture / The Cat Strikes
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Drat! The Cat!
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My Son, Uphold the Law
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Holmes and Watson
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She Touched Me
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Wild and Reckless
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She's Roses
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Dancing with Alice
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Purefoy's Lament
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A Pox upon the Traitor's Brow
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Deep in Your Heart
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Let's Go
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It's Your Fault
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Wild and Reckless
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Ballet / The Upside-Down Thief
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Today Is a Day for a Band to Play
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I Like Him
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Casting

9m, 6f
THE MAYOR
PINCER
MALLET
ROGER "BULLDOG" PUREFOY
KATE PUREFOY
THE DOCTOR
BOB PUREFOY
VAN GILDER'S BUTLER
MATILDA VAN GUILDER
LUCIUS VAN GUILDER
ALICE VAN GUILDER
MAID
MINISTER
MAYOR'S WIFE
JULIETTA ONDERDONCK
JUDGE
PROSECUTOR
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Plus Chorus

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Full Package

16 Piano/Conductor Scores

Reed A
Reed B
Reed C
Horn I
Horn II
Trumpet I & II (2 Books)
Trumpet III
Trombone
Percussion I
Percussion II
Guitar
Cello
Bass

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Authors

Ira Levin

A successful novelist and playwright, Ira Levin (1929-2007) became a best-selling author with his first novel, 1953's A Kiss Before Dying. More thrilling works followed, including 1968's Rosemary's Baby and 1976's The Boys from Brazil, which were later turned into feature fil ...

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Milton Schafer

Milton Schafer

Drat! The Cat! Opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre on October 10, 1965.

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