LA CAGE AUX FOLLES to Play the Show Palace, 3/13-4/20
Show Palace Entertainment presents La Cage Aux Folles, running March 13 through April 20, 2014.
The setting is La Cage Aux Folles, the most notorious nightspot in St Tropez and home to the most extravagant array of performers ever assembled! Open your eyes and prepare to enter a world of rhinestones and glitter, where illusion and reality mix freely.
Based on the famous 1978 French film and 1984 Broadway Best Musical hit, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is pure entertainment from start to finish, filled with humor, dazzling choreography and warmth.
Things are not always what they seem in this show, and as the show's lyric states "just who is who and what is what is quite the question" at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES.
This loving tale of feathers and feuds returns to the Show Palace for another sure-to-be sold out run, so "put a little more mascara on" and don't miss out on the pure entertainment that can only be found at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES!
Directed by Karla Hartley - Karla is the Producing Artistic Director for Stageworks Theatre. She received a BFA in Theater Studies from Boston University in 1992 and is the winner of two Theater Tampa Bay awards for Best Director. Directing credits include: Greetings, Ladies at the Alamo (Boston) , The Seahorse, Christmas With Elvis, Girl Detective, Cut the Ribbons (Florida tour), I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Always, Patsy Cline, The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Jewtopia, Hats! The Musical (Florida tour), Boston Marriage, The Rocky Horror Show (2008 and 2012), Waistwatchers, the world premiere of Party Animals by Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman, Young Dramatists' Project '09, Respect, Little Dog Laughed, And Baby Makes Seven, Holiday Party of One, Sylvia, Company and Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England at American Stage. Upcoming projects include Six Women With Brain Death, The Wiz, A Few Good Men, The Sugarbean Sisters, Inventing Van Gogh, Mother Courage and God of Carnage. She was named Best Director 2009 and 2012 by Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Much love to Noreen and Sydney.
Choreographed by Jill Godfrey - A Florida native and graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, started her career dancing around the world and on Broadway with Lee Theodore's American Dancemachine. Jill has also directed and choreographed at many theaters across the country including the Jenny Wiley in Kentucky, the Hippodrome in Gainesville, the Galveston Outdoor Theatre, the Mt. Gretna Playhouse, and right here at the Show Palace. She was the resident choreographer for the Mark Two Dinner Theatre in Orlando for 9 years, and the Artistic Director at the Wolfhart Haus Dinner Theatre in Virginia for the past 6 years. She's happy to be back home and working and part of the new Show Palace Family.
Musically Directed by Bill Cusick - Bill is happy to be back at the Show Palace. He has also musically directed shows at the Showboat Dinner Theatre in Clearwater and Bartke's Dinner Theatre in Tampa. He has worked with actors Donald O'Connor, David Naughton (star of the movie "An American Werewolf in London"), big band singer Kaye Stevens, opera singer Georgio Tozzi and composer/lyricist Marvin Hamlisch. Bill presently teaches voice and piano at Ruth Eckerd Hall and accompanies their Children's and Center Stage Choirs.
La Cage Leads
Brian Minyard (Georges) is happy to be performing at the Show Palace. He was last seen here as Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls. Brian has performed in a variety of roles in theatre, film and TV for the past 17 years. "Love to Melissa, Catherine and Edina."
Steven Flaa* (Albin) Steven is thrilled to be doing Albin in LA CAGE, a show he has done three times before (as various Cagelles) and was the show that first brought him to the Show Palace in 1999. Other roles here include Hillaire Jussac in CAN-CAN, Man #1 in MID-LIFE, THE CRISIS MUSICAL and Sparky in FOREVER PLAID. He has also been seen in the area and across the country in such roles as Elliot in OPUS, Wintergreen in OF THEE I SING and Malcolm in THE FULL MONTY.
Molly Ann Ross - Ann
Kaleb Lankford - Jean Michael
Pete Clapsis - Mr. Dindon/ Mr.Renaud
Ellie Pattison - Mrs. Dindon / Mrs. Renaud
Patrick Marshall Jr - Jakob
Millicent Hunnicutt - Jacqueline
Christoff Marse - Francis
The show runs for Thursday Matinee, Saturday Matinee and Evening, and Sunday Brunch Performances. Dinner and Show: $49.50. All performances play the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 US 19, Hudson, FL. Call 727-863-7949 or visit www.showpalace.net for tickets and more information.