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La Cage Aux Folles

How Do You Like Me Now Production’s Stand Up For… theater returns to the Chesapeake Art center with La Cage aux Folles a musical by Harvey Fierstein with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, La Cage focuses on a gay couple: Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction “ZaZa”, and the farcical adventures that ensue when Georges's son, Jean-Michel, brings home his fiancée's ultra-conservative parents to meet them. La cage aux folles literally means "the cage of mad women". However, folles is also a slang term for effeminate homosexuals (queens).

Georges is the owner of the La Cage Aux Folles nightclub, which features a drag show starring his partner and the love of his life, Albin. After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and his partner Albin face the hardest challenge of their relationship, yet: meeting their son, Jean-Michel’s fiance’s parents. Albin has always raised Jean-Michel, Georges’ biological son, as his own. But when Jean-Michel falls in love and becomes engaged to the daughter of an ultra-conservative, anti-gay politician, Georges feels compelled to try to present a more “traditional” family to Jean-Michel’s potential in-laws. When Albin tries and fails to take on a masculine persona in the role of Uncle Al, he gets more creative in order to find a way to be part of the “meet the parents” experience. Based on Jean Poiret’s 1973 French play of the same name, the multi-Tony award-winning La Cage Aux Folles is a musical filled with delightful spectacle and great heart. “La Cage aux Folles” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Book by Harvey Fierstein Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman.

Based on the play by Jean Poiret.

October 26th @8 PM

October 27th @8 PM

October 28th @2 PM

November 2nd @8 PM

November 3rd @8 PM

November 4th @2 PM

Tickets : General Admission- $20 Students and Military-$18 

Date & Time
  • October 26, 2018
  • 8:00PM - 11:00AM
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