Award-Winning Musical La Cage aux Folles from Bohemian Theatre Ensemble
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Four of Anton Chekhov's one-act comedies come to the stage, brought to life by four different theater companies. In The Bear, a landlord challenges an indebted widow to a duel and falls in love with her bravery. The Proposal centers on two neighbors desperate to get married -- if only they could stop arguing. Stage 773, Red Theater, New Millennium Theatre Company and Organic Theater Company will also perform The Wedding and The Anniversary, each in a different style. Learn More
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Amateurish and unpolished....but outrageously entertaining. We had a great time! Minor gripes - near the beginning of the musical in the scene where Albin was in the dressing room, the actor was singing way too softly and the music drowned him...continued
Jerry Herman’s music and Harvey Fierstein’s book bring into glittering light the story of Georges and Albin, two men spending their lives together in St. Tropez. Georges owns La Cage aux Folles, the drag club below their flat. Albin performs at La Cage as Zaza and, while the chorus queens jealously dub him “too old, and too fat,” the crowds adore him. Georges and Albin’s twenty years of domestication are thrown into a whirl when Jean-Michel, the son, fathered by Georges during a one-night heterosexual fling, comes home with news that he is engaged to Anne. That’s the good news. The bad news is that her father is a right-wing politician and head of the Tradition, Family and Morality Party, whose sworn aim is to squash the vice of local drag clubs by shutting them down. When they try to conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of La Cage, the real trouble begins.
Georges receives a telegram that Jean-Michel’s mother, Sybil, isn’t coming. With Anne’s parents arriving any minute, Albin flees to his room, emerging as a buxom forty-year-old woman purporting to be none other than Jean-Michel’s mother. They do their best to impersonate a straight married couple, but the encounter turns into a crazy and very funny comedy of errors, resulting in an alternately poignant and boisterous celebration of true family values.