La Cage Aux Folles

Musical

Writers: Harvey Fierstein Jerry Herman Jean Poiret

Overview

Show Information

Music
Lyrics
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
Tony Award®
Best Musical 1984
First Produced
1983
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
st. tropez, france, summer in the 1980s
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Heavy
Licensor
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult, late teen characters

Synopsis

Georges is the owner of the La Cage Aux Folles nightclub, which features a drag show starring his partner and the love of his life, Albin. After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and his partner Albin face the hardest challenge of their relationship, yet: meeting their son, Jean-Michel’s fiance’s parents. Albin has always raised Jean-Michel, Georges’ biological son, as his own. But when Jean-Michel falls in love and becomes engaged to the daughter of an ultra-conservative, anti-gay politician, Georges feels compelled to try to present a more “traditional” family to Jean-Michel’s potential in-laws. When Albin tries and fails to take on a masculine persona in the role of Uncle Al, he gets more creative in order to find a way to be part of the “meet the parents” experience. Based on Jean Poiret’s 1973 French play of the same name, the multi-Tony award-winning La Cage Aux Folles is a musical filled with delightful spectacle and great heart.

Lead Characters