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“Cats” Comes Back to Thousand Oaks

By Gordon Durich

Ibn Snell, Mistofeelees, ‘Cats’ National Tour

Thousand Oaks, CA (The Hollywood Times) 5/5/23 – Ibn Snell is one lucky cat. Why? The graduate of a prestigious Philadelphia performing arts high school is on the road with the national “Cats” tour.  With the American Theatre Guild company, he will be playing feline Mistoffeelees in Thousand Oaks, at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, May 11-14.

Talking on the phone from Texas, Ibn explained he comes from a dance background and said “For ‘Misto,’ I had to learn to sing and for improv class, work involved becoming a non-human figure.” Auditioning in New York, this triple threat was cast in the role he calls a “great fit.”

Ibn also admitted that when he first heard about the show, it “seemed so silly,” Rehearsals literally involved performers crawling around on the floor on their hands and knees….

My perspective:  More than difficult…a friend of mine in Sydney in a “Cats” production said such posturing “did in my back and knees.”

Since its debut in Modesto, Calif., Ibn has been with the show and is already anticipating he’ll be “very sad” when the tour ends in Hawaii. “I will really miss it and my classmates.”

Fortunately, he loves teaching dance including Jazz and Pointe.

The movie version of “Cats” we both agreed was “cool,” despite negative critical reviews.

See “Cats” by visiting the box office in person, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Get you tickets today. Click HERE

Tickets range from $55 to $120.


Cats is a nice experience for both young and old. After all, it is a superb narrative deserving of the title of Best Musical. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beautiful story has changed our perception of our feline friends, and now, a new interpretation will be performed at Fred Kavli Theatre At Bank Of America Performing Arts Center on Thursday 11th May 2023. With top tier cat themed music and visuals, this musical will leave you in awe. It also includes some of the most amazing acting to ever grace a stage. So, what are you waiting for? You do not want to miss out on this opportunity, get your tickets before they run out.