Pop sensation, Ariana Grande pulled out all the stops at her concert in Atlanta on Nov. 19—featuring a reunion with her cast mates from the Nick show, "Victorious." Grande portrayed Cat Valentine; a progressively stupid teenager attending Hollywood Arts High School in Los Angeles. The series aired from 2010-2013.
The show's ensemble cast included Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett, Elizabeth Gillies, Avan Jogia, and Danielle Monet. Grande also starred in a short-lived spinoff, titled Sam & Cat.
Grande has remained close friends with some of her castmates from the "Victorious" series ever since.
Ariana Grande still has close ties to some of her cast mates from 'Victorious'
Grande, still remains close to some of her cast mates, including Leon Thomas. She still works with Thomas; who produced and wrote much of her earlier work after the show, "Victorious" was canceled.
Ms. Grande admitted in a tweet that she was both very nervous and excited about the concert. The iconic 'Victorious' theme, "Make It Shine" was playing over the loudspeaker before Grande hit the stage. It had fans jumping to the tune and sing along as co-star Matt Bennett made his way into the general admissions pit and got in on the action himself!
Co-Stars of 'Victorious' Join Ariana Grande on Stage
Co-Star Matt Bennett hits the stage and performs the song"I Think You’re Swell," which his character on the show, Robbie, sang to Grande's character, Cat. Once Grande went on stage, she praised his performance before teasing more surprises.
Co-star Elizabeth Gillies joined Grande on stage to roaring fans. The pair performed "Give It Up," which Cat and Jade, Gillie's character, performed in Season 1 of the show. Then during Grande's famous song about her ex-boyfriend, Pete Davidson "Thank U Next" Gillies took the stage and wore the famous 'Santa' dress she wore in the "Thank U Next" video. Bennett joined in with a toothbrush in his hand like his character in the "Thank U Next" video.
Ariana Grande Gives a 'Shout Out' To Her Cast Mates On Instagram
Grande the pop diva shared pictures of the reunion and gave a shoutout to the rest of the cast who were unable to attend. "@VictoriaJustice @LeonThomas @Jogia @DaniellaMonet look how special this is," she wrote on her Instagram story. "We love you and wish you all could have been here tonight."
I'm not a fan of Ariana Grande—but it must have been a wild show. I never even heard of the show, 'Victorious' and never watched it anyway. The most important thing is the sea of fans at the concert were loving it! It must have been fun for all!