(Act II)

"Why Will the Summer Delay-When Will Time Flow Away?"

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Old Deuteronomy begins to sing The Moments of Happiness, a song that contemplates past joys.

Gus: the Theatre Cat comes next. His full name is Asparagus and he used to be an actor. Unfortunately, he has grown old and weak, so he doesn't exactly act much anymore, but he loves to talk about how he lived when he was younger.

Gus dreams of acting again and in Growltiger's Last Stand. He remembers playing a pirate who met a female cat named Griddlebone, a white Persian. They sing an Italian opera (In Una Tepida Notte) together which kept Growltiger distracted from the approching Siamese. In the end, he was forced walk the plank of his own ship by them.

Then Skimbleshanks: the Railway Cat comes. He's like an uncle to all the cats. He works in the Sleeping Car Express and makes sure everything is in working order. Because of his hard work, nothing ever goes wrong. As they sing, the other cats help him construct a train.

Another crash from Macavity is heard, and he finally presents himself. Demeter and Bombalurina have known Macavity previously. Together they sing about his crimes in Macavity: the Mystery Cat. Two of Macavity's sidekicks help kidnap Old Deuteronomy.

Macavity comes back disguised as Old Deuteronomy. Demeter takes off his mask. Then Macavity starts to fight with Munkustrap and Alonzo. Macavity eventually surrendered when he became outnumbered. He makes an explosion and vanishes. From the explosion, the lights went dark and to add to their problems, they had to find Old Deuteronomy!

The Rum Tum Tugger gets the magical Mr. Mistoffelees, a black and white cat to help them. He helps find Old Deuteronomy, get the lights back on, and shows off a little of his talents.

With Old Deuteronomy back, it was time for him to choose who will go to the Heaviside Layer. Grizabella appears once again. She sings Memory and at long last, the other Jellicle Cats accept her. Old Deuteronomy chooses her to take The Journey to the Heaviside Layer. She goes up into the magical tire.

Then Old Deuteronomy sings The Ad-dressing of Cats, bringing the annual celebration to an end until next year.

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