Tuesday 14 May 2024

"La Cage aux Folles", Avon Theatre, Stratford Festival, Stratford, ON

I saw La Cage aux Folles this afternoon. It's at the Avon Theatre in Stratford, ON, and part of the Stratford Festival. I took their festival bus there and back (thanks, Trevor!).

Georges, the manager of a drag club in St. Tropez, decides to “play it straight” when his son arrives with his fiancé and her ultra-conservative parents. Albin, the club’s star performer and romantic partner to Georges, is dubious about the plan. The ensuing clash unravels truth and consequences with heartwarming grace. Gorgeous and funny, La Cage aux Folles has been delighting audiences since its Broadway première in 1983, when it won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Fans of the Oscar-nominated film The Bird Cage (inspired by the French play the musical takes its name and inspiration from) will rejoice in seeing familiar characters on the stage!

I love The Bird Cage!

It was campy and over-the-top and fun! The costumes were colourful and fabulous.

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