Full Length Musical, Comedy / 7m, 3f
Much revived, most recently in a 2010 production transferred to Broadway from London's Menier Chocolate Factory, La Cage Aux Folles remains one of the all time biggest hits, adding new dimension to the boulevard comedy.
Much revived, most recently in a 2010 production transferred to Broadway from London's Menier Chocolate Factory, La Cage Aux Folles remains one of the all time biggest hits, adding new dimension to the boulevard comedy. After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges' son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the 'family business': Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the "star" performer 'Zaza'. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as "normal" when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.
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- WINNER! Best Revival of a Musical - 2010 Tony® Awards!
WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical - 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award
WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical - 2010 Drama Desk Award
WINNER! Best Revival of a Musical - 2005 Tony® Awards!
WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical - 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award
WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical - 2005 Drama Desk Award
WINNER! Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical - 1984 Tony® Awards!
WINNER! Outstanding New Broadway musical - 1984 Outer Critics Circle
WINNER! Outstanding Music - 1984 Drama Desk Award
"This is Jerry Herman's best musical yet--happier, more assertive, more buoyant than Hello Dolly! or Mame." - The New York Post, Read More
"The schmaltziest, most old fashioned major musical since Annie. Highly enjoyable." - The New York Times, Read More
"Carry your maiden aunt off to La Cage aux Folles...It's a family show, a glittering, fast stepping extravaganza."-New York Daily News, Read More
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KeywordsBetrayal, Love, Marriage, Parenting/Family, Theatre/Entertainment Industry, Sexuality, LGBTQ+ Interest
- Mild Adult Themes
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Performance rights for this title are currently withdrawn.
- Time Period: 1980s
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: St. Tropez, France. Summer.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: Classic Broadway
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Medium
- Chorus Size: Medium
ALBIN: Male 45-55 (Range: Baritone, A#2-G4)
A performer of star quality; mature; great powerhouse of a Broadway voice; fine comic actor
GEORGES: Male, 50’s (Range: G2-F4)
A star; mature and attractive; good singer; energetic, loving and caring; must move well
JEAN-MICHEL: Male, 20 (Range: Baritone, A#2-G4)
Handsome; brunette; masculine, well-mannered, educated; desperately in love with his fiancee, Anne; acts, sings, and moves well
JACOB: Male, Early 20’s (Range: Bb2-Ab4)
Black male butler/maid; brilliant comedian who sings and moves well
ANNE: Female, 18-21 (Range: Ensemble, Part Flexible)
Jean-Michel's fiancee; lovely to look at; spunky; a superb dancer who acts well
EDOUARD DINDON: Male, Early 50’s (Range:Bb2-Eb4)
Anne's father; right-wing radical politician; pompous; quirky; must sing, move well, and be a fine comedian
MARIE DINDON: Female, Late 40’s (Range: F4-A5)
Anne's mother; 48-52, shy, retiring, sexually repressed and sex-starved; good singer and actress who moves well; must look great in a leotard for the finale
JACQUELINE: Female, Middle Age (Range: B3-F5)
Mature, female friend of Georges and Albin; owns a chic restaurant; attractive, charming; very theatrical; not necessarily a singer
RENAUD: Male, Middle Age (Range: Ensemble, Part Flexible)
Mature, male friend of Georges and Albin; owns a small cafe; understudies both of the 2 leads
FRANCIS: Male, 40’s (Range: Ensemble, Part Flexible)
Male stage manager in Georges' club; strong actor/dancer
THE LES CAGELLES (Range: Ensemble, Parts Flexible)
Chantal, Monique, Dermah, Nicole, Hanna, Mercedes, Bitelle, Lo Singh, Odette, Angelique, Phaedra, Clo-Clo
TOWNSPEOPLE (Range: Ensemble, Parts Flexible)
Madame Renaud, Paulette, Hercule, Etienne, Babette, Colette, Tabarro, Pepe
- Drag performance
- Expandable casting
- Flexible casting
- Room for Extras
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
Plus a chorus of 10 males and 2 females
Music Material Rental Packages
1 Full Conductor Score
20 Piano/conductor score - Keys 2 (also used as Vocal Chorus books)
1 Double Bass
1 Keyboard I
1 Woodwind 1
1 Woodwind 2