La Cage aux Falles



La Cage aux Falles

Music and Lyrics by
Jerry Herman
Book by
Harvey Fierstein
Based on the play La Cage aux Folies by Jean Poiret

Directed by
Martha Traverse
Music Director
Maggie Lee
Choreographer
Linda Bowen Hildebrand
Scenic Designer
Claude Hardy
Lighting Designer
Susan L. Polay
Master Carpenter
Jillian Warburton
Costume Designer
Edna Rentschler
Sound Designer
Michael Blake
Stage Manager
Kristyna Smulligan

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
45 West 25th Street, New York, New York 10010
Telephone: 212-206-8125 http://www.samuelfrench.com

ABOUT THE PLAY

Dear friends, be prepared to “open your eyes”, hearts, and minds for this warm-hearted family musical. “Family musical?” you may be saying, “I thought this was about a gay couple and a bunch of drag queens!” Well, you’re right … and you’re wrong. It is about a gay couple-a loving couple of over twenty years who have raised a son who breaks their heart. That’s right-it’s about a family. You see, the boy is in love with a girl (Heaven forbid), who just happens to be the daughter of an ultra right-winged conservative politician. So, the boy wants the girl to meet his parents, and he thinks it will go over better if one of the parents is a woman. (And, of course, if you don’t have a woman, you make one!) So that’s the story, and some of it is very funny, and yes, we have some leggy drag queens and a bevy of beautiful girls for your enjoyment. But we have something much more. We have a story with a happy ending about two families who learn the true meaning of love, respect, courage and caring … a story beautifully woven by Harvey Fierstein with music by the great Jerry Herman. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to La Cage Aux Folies!

Martha Traverse

 

 Performed  Jun 3-6, 9-13, 16-20, 2009

CAST

Albin………………………………… Rob Arnold
Georges……………………………..Tom McClary
Jacob……………………………….. Luke Edmondson
Jean-Michel……………………….. Cale Plute
Anne………………………………… Eva Heppelmann
Edouard Dindon…………………. William Daniel Daup
Marie Dindon……………………… Diana Ingersoll-Cope
M. Renaud…………………………. Philip Vonada
Mme. Renaud…………………….. Linda Getson
Jacqueline…………………………. Kristyna Smulligan
Francis……………………………… Shaun T. McMurtrie
Paulette……………………………. Eva Mei Shouse
Hercule, Fisherman……………… Kedrin Wilson
Colette……………………………… Julianna Maslak

Les Cagelles:

Chantal…………………………….. Tristan Wilson
Monique……………………………. Kevin Waltz
Dermah…………………………….. Kayley Gaines
Nicole………………………………. John Lazration
Hanna………………………………. Cat Eskey
Mercedes……………………………Gordon Robinson
Bitelle………………………………. Sara Larsen
Odette……………………………… Jeremy Kendrick
Angelique………………………….. Sara Getson
Phaedra……………………………..Kaye Saxe