Uptown Players to Stage LA CAGE AUX FOLLES This July

Uptown Players to Stage LA CAGE AUX FOLLES This July

Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the hit musical La Cage Aux Folles, running July 14 - 30, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.

Winner of numerous awards including the 2010 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical and 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical, La Cage Aux Folles features a book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and is based on the original play by Jean Poiret.

After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of both when Georges' son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the "family business": Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the "star" performer "Zaza." Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as "normal" when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.

The Uptown Players cast includes Mikey Abrams, Tyler Jeffrey Adams, Christopher Curtis, Bob Hess, Alex Heika, Emmie Kivell, Sarah Powell, Jenny Tucker, and Seth Womack. The cast also features Kyle Fleig, Michael Gomez, Cale Richards, Terry Snyder, Sammy Swim, and Trevor Wright as Les Cagelles. Rounding out the cast of 19 are Chris Bain, Aaron Green, Madeline Rice, and Noelle Chesney Woods. The production is under the direction of Cheryl Denson, with music direction by Kevin Gunter, and Choreography by Michael Sylvester.

This hilarious musical runs July 14 - 30, 2017, with shows at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday (no performance July 16). Performances take place at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd (at Blackburn), Dallas, TX 75219. Tickets are $30-$50 and can be purchased online at www.uptownplayers.org or by phone at (214) 219-2718.

Uptown Players is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, presenting plays and musicals that challenge audiences artistically and strive to create greater positive public awareness and acceptance through the performing arts. Now in its sixteenth season and eighth at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, Uptown Players has gathered a dedicated following and is providing an opportunity for a wide diversity of gender styles to come together and explore life choices through great theatre themes such as relationships, family, prejudice, and values. The response from the community and critics has been remarkable, including over 25 Leon Rabin Awards from the Dallas Theatre League, and over 30 Theater Critics Forum Awards in its first fifteen seasons. Uptown Players has also been named the best theatre company by the Dallas Voice Readers and by the Dallas Observer and was also featured in D Magazine and on WFAA's Daybreak and Good Morning Texas programs.

Uptown Players has presented world premieres, including Redesigning Women (2013), Crazy Just Like Me (2011) and the stage adaptation of The Valley of the Dolls (2007), along with the United States premieres of the West End hit musical Soho Cinders (2014), and the Pet Shop Boys Musical Closer to Heaven (2010). Uptown Players was the first regional theater in the United States to present the Tony Award winner The Boy from Oz and the Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next To Normal, following the closing of the Broadway productions. Each season, Uptown Players presents several regional premieres, including recent productions of The Toxic Avenger, Mothers and Sons, End of the Rainbow, The Nance, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Hello Again (featured in a Broadway World article about the upcoming movie), and The Producers.

Photo Credit: Mike Morgan

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