Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings, "CATS" rescheduled at Davis Theatre

Posted: Tuesday, 03 March 2009

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts reports that the previously scheduled performances of the Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings and “CATS” have been rescheduled.

The Friday, Feb. 27, performance of the Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings was postponed due to the threat of severe weather the night of the show, including tornado warnings in the surrounding area.

Dr. Kristen J. Koehler, Davis Theatre director, said the theatre is working with the Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings to find a new date for the show. All ticketed patrons, both season and single ticket holders, will receive a letter in the mail notifying them of the new date as soon as it is scheduled. Ticket holders are asked to keep their current tickets. Tickets for Friday, Feb. 27, will be honored for the rescheduled date.

If tickets have already been discarded, tickets will be reprinted upon request.

Known for their soul-steeped brand of R&B and blues, the Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings have been performing since 1993. Prior to that, they were known as the Mellow Fellows and provided backing to soul/blues singer Big Twist until his death in 1990.

Due to a scheduling conflict with the North American tour of “CATS,” the performances originally set for March 17, 18 and 19 at the Davis Theatre have been rescheduled.

The new dates are Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The April 3 performance has been designated for ticket holders who are season subscribers. Ticket availability for non-season ticket holders on April 3 is currently limited to the middle and back balcony sections.

However, tickets for April 4 are currently available throughout the entire theatre for the matinee and evening performances.

“CATS,” winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, has been on tour for 27 years, yet has never been to Montgomery.

“We are thrilled to share this special event with our patrons, as we have worked with the producers of “CATS” for the past three years to deliver this first class production of this award winning spectacular to the people of Montgomery,” Koehler said. “While we never wish to inconvenience our patrons, the rescheduled dates will provide three weekend performances rather than weekdays, and also include a matinee performance, which is popular for families with young children.”

For more information about the rescheduled shows, contact the Davis Theatre office at (334) 241-9567. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. until noon.