The Count of Monte Cristo - Dumas' Novel Adapted for the Stage
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A boisterous and uplifting portrait of love in a nontraditional family, La Cage aux Folles has been one of Broadway's biggest hits. Georges and Albin, a gay couple who run and star in a popular drag show, find their domestic peace shattered when their son brings his prospective in-laws home to meet the folks. The would-be father-in-law happens to be the head of a conservative party that wants to shut down the drag show. The lively and glittering spectacle that ensues celebrates family values, unconditional love and, above all, the need to be proud of who we are. The show, which was adapted into the popular movie The Birdcage starring Robin Williams, features gorgeous costumes, fabulous dance numbers and a wonderful Jerry Herman score, including "The Best of Times" and "I Am What I Am." Learn More
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Featured review from DavidRed Velvet
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I love the book. I really liked the movie. I LOVE THIS adaptation!!!
This was such a GREAT production. The actors and actresses were very very good. I found myself lost in the story right off the bat. At first I was a little afraid how they would squeeze all the story into 2 hrs but they did it. The time went by so fast as I was drawn into the vengeance of The Count. I would see this again!! I only regret that the audience was so small. I wished that more people could have experienced such a great production!! Yes, they did receive a standing ovation.
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- “An impeccably solid piece of theatrical work … the whole thing thrilling from swash to buckle.” -- <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>
Based on the epic classic novel by Alexandre Dumas, this translation by Charles Morey -- originally adapted for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival -- artfully shapes the harrowing tale into a captivating night of theater.
Starring Michael Keeney as the Count, the story follows the journey of Edmond Dantes, who is falsely imprisoned by his friends and spends years in prison studying and preparing to bring cold, calculated, insidious revenge upon those who betrayed him. As he gets closer to his goals, he finds that he is losing the little humanity he has left, and seeks to understand the nature of revenge and forgiveness amidst the nefarious schemes he has set into motion. Director Nathan Makaryk weaves the story together with a powerful ensemble cast, an ambitious scenic design, a compelling score, and captivating sword combat.