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La Cage Aux Folles

Winner! Best Revival of a Musical - 2010 Tony® Awards!
WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical - 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award
WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical - 2010 Drama Desk Award
WINNER! Best Musical - 1984 Tony® Awards!

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  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Opportunity for Spectacle
  • Orchestra Size: Large

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! Best Revival of a Musical - 2010 Tony┬« Awards!
    WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical - 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award
    WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical - 2010 Drama Desk Award
    WINNER! Best Musical - 1984 Tony® Awards!
Much revived, most recently in a 2010 production transferred to Broadway from London's Menier Chocolate Factory, La Cage Aux Folles remains one of the all time biggest hits, adding new dimension to the boulevard comedy.

After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges' son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the "family business": Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the "star" performer "Zaza". Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as "normal" when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.

REVIEWS:

This is Jerry Herman's best musical yet--happier, more assertive, more buoyant than Hello Dolly! or Mame.

The New York Post

The schmaltziest, most old fashioned major musical since Annie. Highly enjoyable.

The New York Times

Carry your maiden aunt off to La Cage aux Folles...It's a family show, a glittering, fast stepping extravaganza.

New York Daily News
Premiere Production: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES opened at The Palace Theatre in New York City on August 21, 1983. It was directed by Arthur Laurents.
  • Casting: 7M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Flexible casting, Room for Extras, Expandable casting, Drag performance, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Casting Notes: Plus a chorus of 10 males and 2 females
  • Chorus Size: Medium

  • ALBIN: Male 45-55 (Range: Baritone, A#2-G4)
    A performer of star quality; mature; great powerhouse of a Broadway voice; fine comic actor
  • GEORGES: Male, 50's (Range: G2-F4)
    A star; mature and attractive; good singer; energetic, loving and caring; must move well
  • JEAN-MICHEL: Male, 20 (Range: Baritone, A#2-G4)
    Must appear to be 20 years old; handsome; brunette; masculine, well-mannered, educated; desperately in love with his fiancee, Anne; lyric baritone who acts, sings, and moves well
  • JACOB: Male, Early 20's (Range: Bb2-Ab4)
    Black male butler/maid in his early 20's; brilliant comedian who sings and moves well
  • ANNE: Female, 18-21 (Range: Ensemble, Part Flexible)
    Jean-Michel's fiancee; lovely to look at; spunky; a superb dancer who acts well
  • EDOUARD DINDON: Male, Early 50's (Range: Bb2-Eb4)
    Anne's father; right-wing radical politician; pompous; quirky; must sing, move well, and be a fine comedian
  • MARIE DINDON Female, Late 40's (Range: F4-A5)
    Anne's mother; 48-52, shy, retiring, sexually repressed and sex-starved; good singer and actress who moves well; must look great in a leotard for the finale
  • JACQUELINE: Female, Middle Age (Range: B3-F5)
    Mature, female friend of Georges and Albin; owns a chic restaurant; attractive, charming; very theatrical; not necessarily a singer
  • RENAUD: Male, Middle Age (Range: B3-F5)
    Mature, male friend of Georges and Albin; owns a small cafe; understudies both of the 2 leads
  • FRANCIS: Male, 40's (Range: Ensemble, Part Flexible)
    Male stage manager in Georges' club; strong actor/dancer
  • THE LES CAGELLES: (Range: Ensemble, Parts Flexible)
    Chantal, Monique, Dermah, Nicole, Hanna, Mercedes, Bitelle, Lo Singh, Odette, Angelique, Phaedra, Clo-Clo
  • TOWNSPEOPLE: (Range: Ensemble, Parts Flexible)
    Madame Renaud, Paulette, Hercule, Etienne, Babette, Colette, Tabarro, Pepe
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