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
Guest starring Barrie Stevens


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. Suitable for all the family - age guide 8+


Booking opens Jan 2024

LORI COPPERMANS EVANS - Musical Director
Lori has worked throughout the United States on many musicals including Grease (in Utah), Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma!, Company (Washington DC-area), The Wind in the Willows, The Sound of Music (West Virginia), and more recently on Amsterdam productions of Cinderella, Ordinary Days, Dishenchanted! and Heerlijk duurt het langst. She has worked with Washington DC’s longest running children’s theatre, Adventure Theatre.  She was musical director of two award-winning school productions (A Year With Frog and Toad and The Apple Tree), and created original music for a children’s ballet. Lori plays in the Blue Tone Big Band, and teaches piano. A more recent musical adventure: playing keytar with pop group Birmingham Electric. She is proud to have just published her children's novel - The Voyage of Aart Aap. In 2022 she was MD for QETC's musical CABARET.

CAROLIEN CANTERS - Director/Choreographer
Carolien is an Amsterdam based director and choreographer. During her 30-year career in theatre, she’s been involved with many internationally acclaimed productions. She’s created and directed opera, musical theatre, film, television, music concerts and live events. After completing her studies at the Amsterdam University of the Arts, she performed roles in international productions such as Chicago, A Chorus Line, Cats and 42nd Street. Since 2006 Carolien has been working as a choreographer/director on musicals for Stage Entertainment and Opus One, and working with top directors like Anthony van Laast and Koen van Dijk. Her credits include The Wiz, The Wild Party, Amandla! Mandela, Yab Yum, The Color Purple and Fun Home. The latter, as well as the self-developed musical Watskeburt?! were both honoured with Dutch Musical awards. In 2022 she choreographed QETC's musical CABARET.

Cast

Albin/Zaza - Louis van Beek
Georges - Mark Winstanley
Dindon - Barrie Stevens
Jacob - Brandon Delagraentiss
Jean Michel - Alex Maliepaard
Francis - Ties Jansen
Jacqueline - Lucia Alvargonzalez
Anne - Macy Hohenleitner
Mme Dindon - Joana Vinogradoff
Renaud - Nathan Pollpeter
Mme Renaud - Liesbeth Visee
Etienne - Tushar Malik
Cagelle Hanna - Jonas Bouckaert
Cagelle Chantal - Genda Benda
Cagelle Phaedra - Joel Corpuz

Cagelles/Ensemble:- 
Rodney Giano
Zena Wood
Albert Fernandez
Christian Navarro
Mara Schregardus





Creatives

Director/Choreographer - Carolien Canters
Musical Director - Lori Evans
Concept - Mark Winstanley & Carolien Canters
Costume Design  - Lynn Vogel
Hair/Make-up Design  - Rachel Kooyman
Lighting Design - Chris Grabski
Set Design - Marcus Gunningham
Set Dressing - Mithat Basoglu
Graphics - Corbin Poticha & Camille Gribbons

Backstage 

Producer - Camille Gribbons
Stage Manager - Ellen Brooker
ASM - Daniela Carvalho
Company Manager - Lucia Alvargonzales
Customer Service Manager - Gareth Lemon
FOH Manager - Cécile Henrot
Marketing - Camille Gribbons & Mark Winstanley


BOOK - 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.”


MUSIC & LYRICS - 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.