“The best of times is now” in the musical that preceded the hit motion picture The Birdcage!
Live life on an angle at La Cage Aux Folles, the Tony winning smash hit by Hello, Dolly composer Jerry Herman! Breaking down the barriers between classic musical theatre, gender, and sexuality, La Cage is a family friendly celebration of live, love, and beating your own drum.
Georges, the manager of a drag night club, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction, fall into a farcical adventure when Georges’s son, Jean-Michel, brings home his fiancée’s ultra-conservative parents to meet them. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be… but Albin has other plans: a gender bending plot of Shakespearean proportions! The result is a hilarious, heartwarming tale about the real meaning of family, and the power of love and understanding to dissolve the walls between “us” and “them.”
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the play by Jean Poiret