Music Theater Works Announces Cast and Creative Team for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
Music Theater Works has announced the cast of its Tony Award-winning spring production of La Cage Aux Folles, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Harvey Fierstein, directed by production art director Kyle Dougan and music directed by Kyra Leigh with choreography by Christopher Chase Carter.
Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Cover of a Musical, La Cage Aux Folles is an evening full of laughter. Based on the hit French farce that also inspired West End and international productions and Hollywood’s “The Birdcage,” this Broadway hit has a hilarious book by Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy and Kinky Boots) and a score by king of show tunes, Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly! and Mame).
With “RuPaul’s Drag Race” headlining Ginger Minj as “Albin” and costumes by “Project Runway” designer Justin LeBlanc, The Music Theater Works’ rendition of this classic is guaranteed. to be one of the most entertaining productions of the year. The theater will be transformed into the elegant Saint-Tropez de La Cage nightclub with an on-stage bar and surprises at every turn. And when the future in-laws of a non-traditional family come over for a visit, La Cage shines the spotlight on family, love, commitment and dating as the truth comes out in the wildest way.
The cast of La Cage Aux Folles includes Ginger Minj, (her/her. Albin); Jason Richards (he/him/her, George); Christopher Ratliff, (he/his, Jean-Michel); Dane Strange, (he/him/her, Jacob); Thomas E. Squires, (he/his, Dindon/Renaud); Caron Buinis, (she/her, Marie Dindon/Mme. Renaud); Honey West, (she/her/her, understudy Jacqueline/Albin); Anthony Whitaker, (he/his/her, Francis); Darryl D’Angelo Jones, (he/his, Tabarro); Daniel Hurst, (he/her, Chantel); Matthew Weidenbener, (he/her, Hanna); Gabe Kohlbeck, (he/her, Mercedes); Brian Selcik, (he/her, Bitelle), Isaiah Engram, (he/her, Angélique), Jordon Taylor (her/her, Phèdre) and Alicia Berneche, (her/her, Marie Dindon and double Jacquline); Ariel Triunfo (she/her, Anne/Cagelle double) and Riley Vogel (he/him/her, Jean Michel/Cagelle double).
The La Cage Aux Folles production team includes production art director Kyle A. Dougan (he/him/his/them/theirs, director); Kyra Leigh, (her/her, musical director); Christopher Chase Carter, (he/her, choreography); Tommy Novak, (they/them/their, assistant director); Scott Davis, (he/him/her, stage design); Justin LeBlanc, (he/she, costume design); Andrew Meyers, (he/her, lighting design) and Hayley E. Wallenfeldt, (he/she, props design).
The performance schedule for La Cage Aux Folles includes a preview on Thursday, March 10 at 1 p.m. with press opening on Friday, March 11 at 8 p.m. The duration is currently two hours and 40 minutes including a 15 minute intermission. The show schedule is Wednesday at 1 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $19.50-$106 with Meet and Greet options featuring Ginger Minj and discounted 2022 subscriptions at MusicTheaterWorks.com.
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