He's not an Mr Mistoffelees - From The Musical Cats - Various - Hits From Londons West End (CD) yet, but he's not a kitten, so he's at that in between stage He has these magical powers, he doesn't quite know how to use them yet.
But, he's learning. Mistoffelees' magic powers prove handy to the tribe throughout the musical, such as when he uses them to lift the car boot for Jennyanydots ' entrance or when he lights up the junkyard during the " Jellicle Ball ".
His main feature comes about in Act 2, when he is called upon by Rum Tum Tugger to use his magic to bring back the kidnapped Old Deuteronomy. This all takes place during the musical number " Magical Mister Mistoffelees ", which is usually sung by Tugger and sees Mistoffelees perform an extended dance solo full of flashy special effects. Dancers cast in the role generally have extensive ballet and gymnastics training. Because the technical dance skills required for the role trump the performer's vocal abilities, the show permits multiple vocal tracks for the character, allowing some performers who play him to sing quite a bit, while others do no singing at all.
In the early years of the original London productionMistoffelees also sang " The Old Gumbie Cat ", while in the early years of the original Broadway productionhe sang " Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer ". The following names have also been used for the character of Mistoffelees in various international productions:. Mistoffelees possesses various magic powers, the main one being his ability to conjure up objects and even other cats. He is also able to create small explosions; in the Mr Mistoffelees - From The Musical Cats - Various - Hits From Londons West End (CD), this was depicted as him shooting lightning bolts from his hands.
Throughout the musical, he demonstrates other forms of magic such as manipulating light and telekinesis. In the original Broadway productionMistoffelees brings two life-size puppets made of trash to life. The Japanese production has him levitating one of the other cats during his song, while in the Chinese production he uses his magic to raise the giant tire for Grizabella 's ascent.
In UK-style productions, Mistoffelees is credited as "Quaxo" up until his song,  where he is then revealed to be "Quaxo, otherwise known as Mr. Mistoffelees"  - his identity as "The Magical Mister Mistoffelees" remaining a secret up to that point. This is usually explained as "Mr. Mistoffelees" being Quaxo's stage name. In other productions however, Quaxo is an entirely separate character with no relation to Mistoffelees.
In the original London production, a prominent feature of the performer's role, besides his Mr Mistoffelees - From The Musical Cats - Various - Hits From Londons West End (CD) song, was his tap-dance duel in "The Old Gumbie Cat". As a result, some Mr Mistoffelees - From The Musical Cats - Various - Hits From Londons West End (CD) productions, particularly those based on the original Vienna productionattached the name "Quaxo" to the lead tap-dancing beetle, regardless of whether it was played by Mistoffelees or not.
Old Dueteronomy. Rum Tum Tugger. Old Grumbie Cat. Beautiful Ghosts — Taylor Swift. Eliot, arranged for Piano, Voice and Guitar with chord symbols. ISBN Suddenly, a loud crash then startles the tribe and the Cats run Mr Mistoffelees - From The Musical Cats - Various - Hits From Londons West End (CD) the stage in fright. After a moral from Old Deuteronomy about the destiny of Jellicle Cats and Pollicle Dogs, a second loud crash, presumably from Macavity, sends the alarmed Cats scurrying.
During the Ball, Grizabella reappears and tries to dance along, but her age and decrepit condition prevent her from doing so.
He is the Cat who is unofficially in charge of the night train to Glasgow. Within his song, a whole steam train engine is assembled out of objects in the junkyard: Various Cats spin wheels, hold up the structure, and light the headlights. When they are finished, Macavity returns disguised as Old Deuteronomy, but when Demeter blows his cover, Macavity ends up fighting with Munkustrap and Alonzo. Though the confused Macavity holds his own for a time, the rest of the tribe begin to gang up and surround him, but he shorts out the stage lights as an attempt to escape in the confusion.
According to Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees is small and black and can perform feats of magic that no other Cat can do.
Mistoffelees can also perform his own dance, which is often one of the most intricate and challenging dance solos in the show.
As soon as he arrives just in time, the magical Cat restores the lights and brings back Old Deuteronomy, and all the Cats hail him as their emancipator. Now, the Jellicle Choice can be made. After Old Deuteronomy sits down, Grizabella returns to the junkyard and he allows her to address the gathering, Mr Mistoffelees - From The Musical Cats - Various - Hits From Londons West End (CD).
A large tire rises from the piles of junk, carrying Grizabella and Old Deuteronomy partway toward the sky; he then steps off so she can finish the journey on her own. Remember me. Forgot Password? Join Us. Backing Tracks.
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