Pierrot Productions for an uplifting celebration of love and family
when it presents the hit Broadway musical, “La Cage
Aux Folles,” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Fridays
and Saturdays, May 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, May
14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC’s West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. An opening night reception
will follow the May 12 performance to give audience members a chance
to meet the cast and crew.
on the French film, “La Cage Aux Folles” tells the story
of middle-aged partners Georges and Albin, who live a contented
life as owner and featured performer, respectively, of a drag night
club in St. Tropez. Chaos ensues when Georges’ son, Jean-Michel,
announces his engagement to Anne, the daughter of a local politician
who is waging a campaign to “clean up” the St. Tropez
night life scene – especially drag clubs like La Cage! The
original Broadway production received six Tony Awards, including
Best Musical; the 2005 revival received two Tonys. A 1996 hit film,
The Birdcage, featured Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.
in “La Cage” are: Virginia Barrie as Marie, Brendan
Burns as Jean-Michel, Tom Chiola as Albin, Ruth Markoe as Jacqueline,
Steven Murin as Georges, David Nixon as Jacob, Blaire O’Leary
as Anne, Paul Saunders as Edouard, and Matthew Whiteside as Francis.
dancers include: Allwyn Baskin, Korenzander DuBeq, Allie Farina,
Nicole Farina, Kristina Mancini, Victor Ruiz, Tara Wood, and Joanne
actors are Rachel Benoit, Cionna Buckley, Stacy Danka, John Russell,
Krystal Vozza and Patty Walsh. The show is directed by Pete LaBriola,
with musical direction by Lou Woodruff and choreography by Abbey
the La Cagelle dancers with Georges and Albin: left to right, T.
Wood, K. Mancini, A. Farina, D. Nixon, Steven Murin as Georges,
Tom Chiola as Albin, A. Baskin, J. Woodruff, V. Ruiz and N. Farina