(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre is currently presenting La Cage Aux Folles across a three-weekend run. It opened on June 17th and runs through July 3rd. Photographer John Posada was there one night to take photos. La Cage Aux Folles is based on the hit French farce that also inspired Hollywood’s The Birdcage, the musical features the humor of Harvey Fierstein and a musical score by Jerry Herman. The show was the winner of six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and also a two-time winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Songs include “The Best of Times,” “Song in the Sand” and “I Am What I Am.”
La Cage Aux Folles remains one of musical theatre's all-time biggest hits, adding new dimension to the boulevard comedy. After 20 years of partnered 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.
Returning to the role of Alban/Zaza from their 2015 open-air theatre production is Michael Moeller with David Whiteman also reprising his role of Georges. Music Mountain’s production is directed by Louis Palena, with choreography and costume design by Jordan Brennan, musical direction by Sue Den Outer, sound design by Morgan Tarrant, and lighting design by Aidan Mitchell.
Music Mountain Theatre is located at 1483 NJ-179 in Lambertville, New Jersey. Don’t miss seeing this hilarious production of La Cage Aux Folles at Music Mountain Theatre. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for students or seniors and are available online at www.musicmountaintheatre.org or by calling the box office at 609-397-3337.
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