Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!

La Cage Aux Folles, starring film and TV actor George Hamilton and two-time Tony Award nominee and Christopher Sieber, just kicked off its national tour at Des Moines' Civic Center. Winner of three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, this flashy comedy made Tony Awards history as the first show ever to win the Tony Award three times for best production. 

Check out photos from the big opening below!

La Cage, remade as the 1996 American film "The Birdcage" starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancée's conservative parents home to meet the dramatic pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! The Associated Press called it "riotously funny" and said "La Cage could not be more timely or enjoyable."

George Hamilton, who stars as Georges, is famed for his debonair style, dashing good looks and perpetual tan. He is known for his Golden Globe-nominated work in films including "Love at First Bite" as well as others such as "The Godfather Part III." Broadway veteran, two-time Tony Award nominee and St. Paul native Christopher Sieber will make his road debut in the role of Albin. Sieber, who graduated from Forest Lake High School, has extensive film and TV credits and recently appeared on Broadway as Georges opposite Harvey Fierstein in the Tony Award-winning revival of La Cage Aux Folles.

Rounding out the cast is Billy Harringtan TigheBernard Burak SheredyCathy NewmanJeigh MadjusGay MarshallAllison Blair McDowellDale HensleyAshley Kate AdamsDanny VaccaroRylyn JulianoMatt AnctilMark RolandDonald Shorter, Jr.Trevor DowneyLogan Keslar,Terry LavellTodd ThurstonTodd LattimoreChristophe Caballerro and SuEllen Estey.

The classic musical comedy by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein originally won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical. A Broadway revival won two 2005 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. The new, freshly reconceived La Cage was nominated for eleven 2010 Tony Awards, winning three-Best Revival of a Musical, Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson) and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge).

For the full tour itinerary, click here.

Photos 9-18: Dan Welk
Photos 1-9: Dani Aussen

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
Jeigh Madjus (Jacob), Terry Lavell (Mercedes), Logan Keslar (Bitelle), Donald C. Shorter, Jr. (Chantal)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
Matt Anctil (Angelique), Donald C. Shorter, Jr. (Chantal), Terry Lavell (Mercedes), Trevor Downey (Phaedra)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
Gay Marshall (Jacqueline), Cathy Newman (Mme. Renaud), Ashley Kate Adams (Colette)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
Rylyn Juliano (Swing), Todd Thurston (Waiter), Ashley Kate Adams (Colette)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
George Hamilton (Georges), Terry Johnson (Director)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
The cast and company of La Cage aux Folles

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
George Hamilton (Georges), Christophe Caballero (Dance Captain)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
Christopher Sieber

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
Terry Lavell (Mercedes), Jamey Jennings (Company Manager)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
Terry Lavell (Mercedes), Jamey Jennings (Company Manager), Donald C. Shorter, Jr. (Chantal)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
Christophe Cabarello (Dance Captain), Matt Anctic (Angelique)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
Jeigh Madjus (Jacob), Logan Keslar (Bitelle), Christophe Caballero (Dance Captain)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
Richard Mawbey (Hair and Makeup Designer), Rylyn Juliano (Swing), Ashley Kate Adams (Colette)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
George Hamilton (Georges), Christopher Sieber (Albin)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
George Hamilton (Georges), Christopher Sieber (Albin)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
George Hamilton (Georges), Christopher Sieber (Albin)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
George Hamilton (Georges), Jeff Chelesvig (Civic Center of Greater Des Moines), Fran Weissler (Producer), Christopher Sieber (Ablin), Barry Weissler (Producer)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!
Donald C. Shorter, Jr. (Chantal), Joey Chancey (Musical Director)

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, George Hamilton, et al. at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES National Tour Opening!

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