La Cage aux Folles

19-24 NOV & 10-15 DEC 2024 
CC Amstel Theater 

Music and Lyrics Jerry Herman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the play by Jean Poiret


Hysterical, camp and funny yet, at its heart, a musical that’s a tale of family, love and acceptance. Winner of 6 Tonys on it’s first outing and twice winner of best revival. It is also the hit show that spawned the much-recorded anthem, I Am What I Am and a raft of fabulous Jerry Herman songs. 


Booking opens Jan 2024

HARVEY FIERSTEIN is the author of the Tony-winning hit, Kinky Boots, as well as Torch Song Trilogy (Tony, Drama Desk and Obie Awards), La Cage aux Folles (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Newsies (Tony nominated), Casa Valentina (Tony nominated), A Catered Affair (12 Drama Desk nominations), Safe Sex (Ace Award), Legs Diamond, Spookhouse, Flatbush Tosca, Common Ground and more. He has recently rewritten The Wiz for live TV broadcast, and penned a revised book for Funny Girl.. His political editorials have been published in the New York Times, TV Guide and the Huffington Post and broadcast on PBS’s “In the Life.” His children’s book, The Sissy Duckling (Humanitas Award), is now in its fifth printing. As an actor, Mr. Fierstein is known worldwide for his performances in films including Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, and Bullets Over Broadway, on stage in Hairspray (Tony Award), Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy (Tony Award), and on TV shows such as “Smash,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Good Wife,” “Cheers” (Emmy nomination), “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” and “Nurse Jackie.”

JERRY HERMAN. Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles are home to some of the most popular, most-often performed and most successful musical hero(in)es of all time, and have given Jerry Herman the distinction of being the only composer-lyricist in history to have had three musicals that ran more than 1,500 consecutive performances on Broadway. His first Broadway show was Milk and Honey (1961), followed by Hello, Dolly! (1964), Mame (1966), Dear World (1969), Mack & Mabel (1974), The Grand Tour (1979), La Cage Aux Folles (1983), Jerry’s Girls (1985) and "Mrs. Santa Claus" (1996), a CBS TV special starring Angela Lansbury. Showtune, a revue of his life’s work, is performing in regional theatres around the country and two of Jerry's classic songs are the emotional highlights of the hit Disney-Pixar film WALL-E. His string of awards and honors includes multiple Tony Awards, Grammys, Olivier Awards, Drama Desk Awards, the Johnny Mercer Award, the Richard Rodgers Award, the Oscar Hammerstein Award, the Frederick Lowe Award, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Theatre Hall of Fame and most recently The Kennedy Center Honors.

AUDITIONS - La Cage aux Folles

(see how to apply below)

ALBIN: 

A (drag) performer of star quality; mature; great powerhouse of a Broadway voice; fine comic actor (Baritone) 

GEORGES: 

A star; mature, good singer; energetic, loving and caring; must move well (Bass/baritone) 

JEAN-MICHEL:  

Well-mannered, educated; desperately in love with his fiancee, Anne; acts, sings and moves well (Baritone)
 

JACOB: 

Their butler/maid; camp, brilliant comedian who sings, moves well and with drag ambitions (Baritone with good falsetto) 

ANNE:  

Jean-Michel's fiancee; spunky; a superb dancer who acts well (sings ensemble but principally an acting/dance role) 

EDOUARD DINDON:  

Anne's father; right-wing radical politician; pompous; quirky; moderate singing requirements, good comedy timing. Could also double M. Renaud.  (Baritone) 


LES CAGELLES

The drag ensemble of the club, also could double ensemble roles/townspeople/be covers for some lead roles. Must be great dancers and good singers with a feel for drag performance.  All genders/gender identities welcome.

JACQUELINE: 

Friend of Georges and Albin; owns a chic restaurant; attractive, charming; very theatrical; Could double a Cagelle or other smaller roles (Alto)

 

RENAUD: Male

Male friend of Georges and Albin; owns a small cafe. (Baritone)

 

FRANCIS: Male

Stage manager in the club; strong actor/good mover. Also could double other roles/understudy lead.

MARIE DINDON:  

Anne's mother; shy, retiring, sexually repressed and sex-starved; moderate singer and good comic actress. Could also double Mme Renaud.  (Mezzo-soprano) 

 

TOWNSPEOPLE

Madame Renaud, Paulette, Hercule, Etienne, Babette, Colette, Tabarro, Pepe - these can mostly be doubled by other cast members.



To audition please prepare a self-tape with an introduction about yourself and the song suggested for the character you wish to be considered for.  Please mention your training and experience. Auditions in the form of a workshop are provisionally set for the 24th & 25th March.

Cast

Hannay - Alex Baggett
Annabella/Pamela/Margaret - Daniella Down
Clown 1 - Charlie Bird
Clown 2 - Mark Winstanley 


Creatives

2021 Director - Mark Winstanley
2019 Direction - Loveday Smith
Design - Alison Bass
Lighting design - John Ricker
Sound design - Loveday Smith and Vinay Goyal
Graphics by Corbin Poticha

Backstage crew/puppeteers

Stage Manager - Dana Bezemer
Crew - Alison Bass, Alex Laczkó, Boris van Bochoven, Loeky Boittin and Emilia Hammas. Lighting Operator - Kat Kask. Sound Operator - Vincent Edeh.

Authors

 John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock’s 

THE 39 STEPS by Patrick Barlow 

 


By Arrangement with Concord Theatricals and Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Limited 

Adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon