LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Plays The Fox Theatre 1/3-15
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by BWW News Desk
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES recently made Tony Awards history as the first show to ever win the Tony Award three times for best production. The classic musical comedy by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein originally won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical. A Broadway revival won two 2005 Tony Awards including the Best Revival of a Musical prize. The new, freshly reconceived LA CAGE won three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson).
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES tells the story of Georges (George Hamilton) the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin (Christopher Sieber), who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancée's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together... stay fabulous... and above all else, stay true to themselves!
George Hamilton with his exceedingly handsome looks and charming personality is noted for his dashing, sporting, jet-setter image and perpetually bronzed skin tones in commercials, dramatic and comedic film roles and reality shows. He is best known for his MGM films in the 1960s' Where the Boys Are, Your Cheatin' Heart and Evel Knievel, he was nominated for a Golden Globe as the campy neck-biter in the Dracula spoof Love at First Bite (1979), which he executive-produced, and continued on the parody road successfully with Zorro, the Gay Blade (1981). Mr. Hamilton has been seen in a string of fun commercials, hosting beauty pageants and making breezy gag appearances. He has broken through the "reality show" ranks by hosting "The Family" (2003) and participating in the second season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" (2005/I).
Co-starring with Mr. Hamilton, is two time Tony Award nominee and Broadway veteran, Christopher Sieber who makes his road debut in the role of “Albin.”. Most recently, Sieber appeared on Broadway as “Georges” opposite Harvey Fierstein in the Tony Award-winning revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Christopher Sieber received a Tony nomination for his performance in Shrek and Spamalot. Broadway credits also include Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, and Beauty and the Beast to name a few. His television and film credits include "Morning Glory," "Pushing Daisies," "Johnny and the Sprites," "See You in September," "It's All Relative," "Two of a Kind," "Sex and the City," "Ed," "Guiding Light," "All My Children” and Another World.”
Rounding out the cast is Billy Harrigan Tighe, Cathy Newman, Jeigh Madjus, Gay Marshall, Allison Blair McDowell, Dale Hensley, Ashley Kate Adams, Ken Clark, Danny Vaccaro, Rylyn Juliano, Matt Anctil, Mark Roland, Donald Shorter, Jr., Trevor Downey, Logan Keslar, Terry Lavell, Todd Thurston, Todd Lattimore, Christophe Caballerro, SuEllen Estey and Bruce Winant.
The creative team includes director Terry Johnson, who won a 2010 Tony Award for his LA CAGE direction, choreographer Lynne Page, set designer Tim Shortall, costume designer Matthew Wright, lighting designer Nick Richings, sound designer Jonathan Deans and orchestrator/musical supervisor Todd Ellison.
The new production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES played from November 23, 2007 to March 8, 2008 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, earning across the board raves and moving to the West End’s Playhouse Theatre on October 30, 2008, where it was nominated for seven 2009 Olivier Awards, winning for Best Musical Revival and Best Actor in a Musical for Douglas Hodge and won the 2009 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Musical.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a production not to be missed and reviewers agree. The Associated Press raves it is “Riotously funny! LA CAGE could not be more timely or enjoyable.” Variety called it “Funny, heartwarming and terrific!” Time Out New York sums it up: “Five Stars (out of five)! The Musical Revival of the Year! A Sensation!”
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES graces the Fabulous Fox Theatre stage January 3-15, 2012. Performance times are Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8pm; Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2pm and Sunday, January 8 at 7:30pm. There is also a weekday matinee on Thursday, January 12 at 1pm. Ticket prices start at $15, $25 & $30; depending on performance date & time. Prices are subject to change; please refer to fabulousfox.com for current pricing. Tickets are available at the Fox Theatre box office, online at metrotix.com and by phone at 314-534-1111. Group discounts are available by calling 314-535-2900. The Fabulous Fox Theatre is located in Grand Center at 527 N. Grand Blvd. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is part of the U.S. Bank Broadway Series and sponsored locally by American Airlines.