-- The winner of three Tony Awards, LaCage Aux Folles
comes to the Fisher Theatre for two weeks only. The music an lyrics
are by Jerry Herman and the book by Harvey Fierstein. Before the
performance, one of the drag queens entertained the audience as
people found their seats.
tells the story of Georges (George Hamilton) the owner of a drag
nightclub in St. Tropez on the Riviera. Georges welcomed everyone
to the La Cage and the cabaret show began. Albin (Christopher
Sieber), his wife, is a drag queen and has lived together with
Georges for many years. Albin is the star performer at the La
Cage and uses the name "Zaza."
(Michael Lowney) is Georges 24-year-old son from his affair with
a woman named Sybil, comes to him to announce his engagement to
Anne. Anne's parents wants to meet their daughter's in laws. However
he has to lie because Anne's father is the head of the TFM (Tradition,
Family and Morality Party) which engages in closing all the drag
arises when they arrive and Sybil was invited to portray a real
family, however she doesn't show up so Albin dresses up and pretends
he's Sybil. The truth eventually comes out and Albin says he's
proud of who he is and sings "I am what I am," in defiance.
the apartment, Anne's parents plead with their daughter to leave
her fiance. The ending will surprise you. La Cage is a family's
struggle to stay together and be true to who you are.
included smoke, strobe lights and beach balls. Their costumes
had feather boas flying everywhere. There was also a 25-minute
intermission during the two acts. The storyline had lots of emotion,
dancing and singing. The play began sharply at 8 p.m. and ended
at 10:45 p.m.
are now on sale at the Fisher Theatre Box office or ticketmaster
Hamilton was fabulous in this production. It was entertaining
and I would recommend it to all.
prices for the Detroit engagement of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES range
from $40-$80 (includes parking and facility fees) and go on sale
June 24, 2012 at the Fisher Theatre box office and all Ticketmaster
locations. Tickets will also be available for purchase online
and by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-982-2787. Limited premium
seats will be available at the box office only.
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