What is Cats about really? It requires a lot of suspension of disbelief and marveling at people dressed in feline costumes. It is indeed even more bizarre that its basis is T.S. Eliot. The song "Memory" has become standard for covering all the thematic bases of Broadway: lost hopes and dreams of performing, and aging.
I used to really love the Cats soundtrack as a child (listened to over and over on cassette). I would dance around my room to "Jellicle Cats" and "Mr. Mistoffelees." Little did I know I would grow to learn that this is considered the nadir of popular musicals.
Years later when I saw a production of it at the Roanoke Civic Center, it seemed to have lost a lot of the luster I remembered it for. It was actually kind of irritating.
But secretly I still like some of the songs.
Are there any guilty pleasure musicals you can think of?