The hilarious new production of La Cage Aux Folles was the biggest hit of the 2010 Broadway season, winning three Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. La Cage is the tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together … stay fabulous … and stay true to themselves! With a glorious score of hummable melodies, La Cage is a musical comedy classic. It’ll be “The Best of Times” when this extraordinary new version comes to Naples!
Tour site: www.lacage.com/news.html
La Cage Aux Folles is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman. Based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, it focuses on a gay couple: Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction, and the farcical adventures that ensue when Georges’s son, Jean-Michel, brings home his fiancée’s ultra-conservative parents to meet them.
The original 1983 Broadway production received nine nominations for Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The success of the musical spawned a West End production and several international runs. The 2004 Broadway revival won the Tony Award for Best Revival, the 2008 London revival garnered the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. The 2010 Broadway revival was nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. La Cage aux Folles is the only musical which has won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical twice and the only show that has won a Best Production Tony Award (Best Musical or Best Revival of a Musical) for each of its Broadway productions. A National Tour, based on the 2010 revival, began in October 2011 with George Hamilton as Georges and Christopher Sieber as Albin.
This show launches at the Phil on this evening, February 28, 2012 @ 8:00 pm sharp and runs through Sunday, March 4, 2012. All dates carry the 8:00 pm start time with the exception of Saturday the 3rd when times are set for: 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm and Sunday the 4th and there are two show times there: Matinee @ 2:00 pmand regular evening showing starts @ 8:00 pm.
Being a fan of this movie which was released in 1978, starring Julie Andrews and James Garner, to name only a few of the talented folk in this story on the big screen, I can definitely tell you that this is a show not to miss. The slogan says: “Before the ‘Cage’, there was ‘La Cage’.” So if you also enjoyed the ‘Bird Cage’ with Nathan Lane and Robin Williams, again this show will bring it live to the stage!
WHAT: La Cage Aux Folles – Starring George Hamilton
WHERE: Philharmonic Center for the Arts 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples, FL 34108
WHEN: TUES., Feb 28th – FRI., Mar 2nd @ 8:00 pm; SAT., Mar 3rd @ 2:00 pm/7:00 pm; SUN., Mar 4th @ 2:00 pm/8:00 pm
CONTACT: (239) 597-1900 or (800) email@example.com
THE PHIL: http://www.thephil.org/center/center.html
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