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CATS is coming to Beasley Coliseum

PULLMAN — CATS the Musical, the show that revolutionized musical theatre, is coming to Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum at WSU in Pullman at 7: 30 p.m. April 20.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 3, at the Beasley Coliseum box office and all TicketsWest Outlets, and by calling 800-325-SEAT or online at www.ticketswest.com.

On May 11, 1981, CATS opened at the New London Theatre, England. Eight years later it celebrated its first important milestone: after 3,358 performances CATS became the longest running musical in the history of British theatre. CATS played its final performance on its 21st birthday, May 11, 2002.

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