The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present La Cage aux Folles on June 19, 20, 26, and 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm and on June 21 and 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater as part of FestivALL Charleston. The production is sponsored by Mrs. Alex Schoenbaum and FestivALL.
The original 1983 Broadway production won six Tony Awards, including best musical, best score, and best book. Both the 2004 and 2010 Broadway revivals won Tony Awards for best revival of a musical. The Charleston Light Opera Guild formerly produced La Cage aux Folles in 1996.
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 was adapted into a popular French film that was remade in 1996 as The Birdcage.
The story focuses on a gay couple, Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction. The farcical adventures begin when Georges' son, fathered during a one night fling, announces his wedding plans to the daughter of ultra-conservative parents. Georges agrees to play "normal" when he meets the bride-to-be's family, but Albin has other plans that lead to hilarity.
Production director/choreographer is Nina Denton Pasinetti.
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