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Dont miss LTCs hilarious La Cage aux Folles

Greg Tamblyn directs the timeless, funny tale


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - From left, Joe Theissen as Albin, Kevin Cook, aka Poison Waters, and Leif Norby as Georges in Lakewood Theatre Company’s production of â€Å'La Cage aux Follesâ€? opening May 3. The critically acclaimed “La Cage aux Folles” opens at Lakewood Theatre Company on May 3 with performances continuing through June 9.

Winner of multiple Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Revival, “La Cage aux Follies” is a tale of family values and unconditional love.

“La Cage aux Folles” tells the story of Georges (Leif Norby) the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez and his partner, Albin (Joe Theissen), who stars as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. Georges has a son, Jean-Michel (Sean Powell), that he and Albin have raised since birth.

The son is recently engaged to Anne (Beth Scheppke), the daughter of a right-wing politician who wants to shut down all the clubs in Saint-Tropez. When the son brings his fiancée and her conservative parents (Kevin Connell and Pam Mahon) home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly.

To hide their lifestyle, Georges agrees to masquerade as “normal” when meeting the family of the bride-to-be. Jacob (Kevin Cook) the butler, who really wants to be called the maid, has to learn how to behave. But it is Albin who has other plans with hilarious results.

Others in the cast include Joey Cote, Lyle Aranason, Nartan Woods, Jeremy Sloan, Carlos M. Quezada, Kevin Clark, Anthony Chan, Jameson Tabor, Vanessa Elsner and Lindsay Schramm.

“La Cage” features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Harvey Fierstein and features songs such as “I Am What I Am,” “The Best of Times” and “Song on the Sand.”

Lakewood’s production is directed by Greg Tamblyn with musical direction by Alan D. Lytle. Performances are scheduled for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. and some Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $32 for seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. Call the box office at 503-635-8901 to order tickets.



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