Ensemble Theatre Sets Performance Dates For La Cage Aux Folles

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's performance of Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman's La Cage Aux Folles will be held July 17-27. This musical features a book by Fierstein and lyrics and music by Herman. Performances will be held at the theater inside Eastgate Town Center at 5600 Brainerd Road, on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Review for La Cage Aux Folles:

Based on the 1973 French play written by Jean Poiret, this glimmering show follows the lives of Georges and his partner Albin. Georges owns a nightclub in which Albin is the star attraction. When Georges' son, Jean-Michel, brings home his fiancee's ultra-conservative parents, heartwarming hilarity begins. Themes of love, family, and acceptance resonate in this inspiring musical and of course, drag queens abound.

"La Cage is ultimately a play about filial, approval, and most importantly, love," says director Garry Lee Posey. "Although the musical is around 30 years old, it is still very appropriate, given the light of recent court decisions with regards to same sex unions. The music is moving, the tunes are infectious and the themes and messages which appear, I think, make extremely valid points." 

General admission tickets will be $20 for adults, and $15 for students with presented student ID. Tickets will be for sale at the box office or also by calling 602-8640. Free parking is available at Eastgate Town Center.

La Cage Aux Folles is directed by Mr. Posey and music directed by Jason Whitehead.  The cast includes Marianna Allen, Mario Brooks, Jarred Clemons, Chelsea M Crosby, Kyle Dagnan, Jerry Draper, Eddie Garza, Jordan Guess, Garrett Henson, Caren Manser, Daniel Meeks, Jason O'Neal, Alicia Pickett, Mariah Rinkel, Bruce Shaw, Bonnie Stoloff, Rodney Strong and Jordan Williams.



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