La Cage aux FollesA Musical Comedy
Jerry Herman’s glittering show tunes overflow in the outrageous tale of a family of cabaret performers led by partners Georges and Albin. When their son brings home his fiancée and the future in-laws, the limits of love, parenthood and mascara are put to the test. Tender romance and wild laughter are center stage as the Riviera’s most delicious drag nightclub bursts to life in its Goodspeed debut. Expect “The Best of Times” from the Tony Award-winning composer of Hello, Dolly! and Mame.
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman | Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the play by Jean Poiret | Scenic Design by Michael Schweikardt
Costume Design by Michael McDonald | Lighting Design by John Lasiter
Sound Design by Jay Hilton | Wig & Hair Design by Mark Adam Rampmeyer Music Direction by Michael O'Flaherty | Choreographed by Ralph Perkins Directed by Rob Ruggiero
6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
June 26 - Sept 10, 2015
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Cagelles enjoy 'best of times' in Goodspeed's la cage aux folles
For two of the dancers in the Goodspeed Musicals’ current production of “La Cage aux Folles,” these are indeed “the best of times,” as one of the production’s songs indicates, as they are experiencing the thrill of being in a production at one of Connecticut’s most esteemed regional theaters but getting to perform—for the first time in their lives—in high heels, boas, and dresses. Read more - See more at: http://www.goodspeed.org/about/News#sthash.zaIIIo8u.dpuf
In The News
July 3, 2015 • The Examiner
Cagelles enjoy 'best of times' in Goodspeed's la cage aux folles
For two of the dancers in the Goodspeed Musicals’ current production of “La Cage aux Folles,” these are indeed “the best of times,” as one of the production’s songs indicates, as they are experiencing the thrill of being in a production at one of Connecticut’s most esteemed regional theaters but getting to perform—for the first time in their lives—in high heels, boas, and dresses. Read more
July 16, 2015 • The Westfield News
review: goodspeed's la cage aux folles
Something happened to me tonight at Goodspeed Musicals’ La Cage aux Folles. I got totally drawn into Harvey Feirstein’s wise and witty script, Jerry Herman’s hummable melodies, Ralph Perkins’ dazzling choreography, and swept away by great performances, the laughs, and the tears. Read more
July 16, 2015 • South Shore Critic
Goodspeed's "la cage": glitter and be gay
The current Goodspeed Musicals version has a stupendously talented cast of twenty-one and an awesome creative team who've pulled out all the stops for this one. Read more
Theatre Circuit WMNR Fine Arts Radio
Once again this amazing theater has mounted a production that is fresh, naughty, witty, and very musical – all thanks to a team of pros on and off stage that transport the audience to a little Saint Tropez night club and attached residence for an evening of uncontrollable laughter and shouts of bravo throughout the show. Read more
The People's Critic
A Brilliant “LA CAGE” from Goodspeed Opera House
There are rare times in the world of the theatre that all the elements just seem to come together perfectly. The current Goodspeed Opera House production of La Cage Aux Folles is one of those times... Read more
July 20, 2015 • Reminder News
'La Cage aux Folles' is a celebration
You can pinpoint a truly commanding stage performance to a particular moment when an actor has patrons hanging on his every word and movement, truly experiencing his emotions. Read more
July 17, 2015 • The Examiner
a Five-Star ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ sparkles at Goodspeed Musicals
This is the definitive La Cage - in the kind of a setting in which it was destined to be seen– the intimate, dazzling jewel-box theater of the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Read more
July 22, 2015
Stu on Broadway
Rob Ruggiero, one of the best musical theater directors working in the state, has put together a highly polished production, which is both outrageous and touching. Read more
July 24, 2015 • The Day
Goodspeed’s ‘La Cage aux Folles’ captivates
"La Cage" might be 32 years old, but, boy, does it hit the current zeitgeist, considering how transgenderism and same-sex marriage pop up in the headlines. Read more
On August 30, 2015
A fantastic performance performed with humor and heartfelt anxst. Jamison Stern, James Lloyd Reynolds and Cedric Leiba Jr were magical! Genuinely nice people too! Met up with them at the Gelston House after dinner and all, including director Rob Ruggiero were very gracious...and patient with our picture taking! Kudos to the entire cast!!!!
Estelle Misto said:
On August 30, 2015
This play was by far the best that I have seen in a long time. I thought Showboat was terrific and Fiddler was up there also but this has surpassed both of them. I have been telling everyone I know that they should hurry up and get tickets before it ends. Looking forward to next years shows.
On August 28, 2015
We attend all the productions. I can say this was by far our favorite of ten seasons! Jamison Stern as Zsa Zsa was perfection ...his interpretation was spot on..better than the three Broadway leads we had seen play the role before in NYC. The costumes,company,orchestra,everything was perfection....KUDOS!
On August 16, 2015
The show is fantastic, he performances wonderful. But beware: the upstairs seats, sold as partial view, are NON-VIEW. Combined with tall people in front of us, it was as if we were listening to the show on the radio.
Gerry Orges said:
On August 12, 2015
After seeing the original production with George Hearn and Gene Barry and the revival with Gary Beach on Broadway, Goodspeed scores a 10 for the their production of La Cage. Jamison Stern was magnificent in his portrayal of ZsaZsa and Albin. Vocally and emotionally stellar;never over the top and always believable in his characterizations. James Lloyd Reynolds was a perfect match for Albin. Their chemistry and emotion was seamless and not often achieved in many productions. The set and costumes were beautiful. I'm always baffled by the function, artistry, and sheer beauty of your sets on that tiny stage. Finally, hats off to the Cagelles. They looked great. They danced great. They sang great. They were the final piece of the puzzle in your fantastic show. i hope to see another before the end of the run. It's that good!
On July 30, 2015
What an unbelievably good show for our first experience at Goodspeed. La Cage Aux Folles was full of great music, fabulous choreography, beautiful costumes ~ all the things that would make a cabaret grand. But, beyond all that, the performances were tremendous. Albin made me laugh and cry, and I literally got goosebumps from his rendition of I Am What I Am! So heartfelt, so perfect! I will definitely return to this theater if this is the caliber of performance I can expect! This show has been held over, and I strongly recommend getting your tickets today!!
On July 26, 2015
Very well done. Going once a year for 24 years it was the best since Houdini and animal crackers. The lead knocked it out of the park. Good job all.
Judy & Dick Crump said:
On July 16, 2015
We went to see La Cage Aux Follies Wed afternoon. I can't find enough words to express what an awesome show it was. Lots of laughs, sad parts. The end was super!! Made me cry. Awesome job cast! Would see it again if i could. This is a must see show! Standing ovation!
Nan Corbin said:
On July 12, 2015
Bravissimo!!!! This was one of the most WONDERFUL performances I have ever been to at the theater (and that's saying a lot). Absolutely everything about the production was terrific. The sets, costumes, choreography were great but most important -- the performances were awesome. The story was funny, touching, meaningful, moved right along and everyone in the cast did their part perfectly. The two main characters were especially brilliant in their parts -- acting, singing, never overdone, never underdone, great chemistry together. The singing and presentation of "I Am What I Am" was the thrilling highlight of the day and brought tears of joy to all our eyes. This production (and we've seen many great ones at Goodspeed) is perfect -- kudos to all of you who are involved and so many thanks for a truly marvelous and memorable experience.