With nine Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards, “La Jaula de las Locas” has been performed uninterruptedly around the world since its premiere.
Jerry Herman’s musical, based on the French play of the same name, is the story of a flamboyant gay couple who must pretend to be straight for one night — with one of the men in drag — to dupe the conservative political family of their son’s fiancee.
The peaceful life as a couple of Albin and Georges, owners of the nightclub “La Cage aux Folles” in Saint Tropez, is totally upset by unexpected news: Jean Michel, Georges’ son, is going to marry the daughter of an ultra-conservative deputy, a staunch defender of the most traditional values in family life. The explosive meeting between two very different families unleashes a hilarious comedy full of love and delusional situations.
“La Cage aux Folles” is a great hymn to individual and collective freedom. A daring staging, striking choreography, exuberant costume design and a universal theme make it one of the most acclaimed musicals in history. Each performance transforms “La Jaula” into a party, a celebration of the “joie de vivre” that you know how it begins, but never how it ends!
Currently on tour.