Written by Harvey Fierstein
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Directed by Rod A. Lansberry
Barnhill (Dermah/US Hannah), Stephen Bertles (Odette/US Albin), Stephen Day
(Albin), Jennifer DeDominici (Mme. Renaud/US Jacqueline, Marie Dindon), Adam
Estes (Angelique, Tabarro/US
Francis, Chantal, Mercedes, Phaedra), Drew Frady (Renaud/US Georges, Edouardo
Dindon), Michael E. Gold (Georges), Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck (Paulette,
Babette, Dance Captain/US Mme Renaud, Colette), Robert Hoppe (Bitelle/US Jacob),
Rikki James (Pepe/US Odette, Angelique, Clo Clo, Hercule, Renaud), Jessica
Laulhere (Monique, Colette/US Ann, Babette), Adam Lendermon, (Chantal), Zina
Mercil (Hannah/US Paulette), Brant Michaels (Nicole/ Hercule/US Jean Michel), Mike
Muniz (Lo Singh), Milton Craig Nealy (Jacob), Matthew D. Peters (Clo Clo,
Etienne/US Dermah, Nicole, Bitelle, Lo Singh), Rob Reynolds (Francis), (Heather
Fortin Rubald (Marie Dindon), Mark Rubald (Edourado Dindon), Nick Spangler
(Jean-Michael), Michael Susko (Mercedes), Rachel Turner (Ann), Kyle Vaughn
(Phaedra), Sharon Kay White (Jacqueline)
Production Staff: Rod A.
Lansberry (Director &Artistic Producer), David Nehls (Musical Director), Kitty
Nicole M. Harrison (Costume
Designer), Brian Mallgrave (Scenic Designer),Gail Gober (Lighting Designer),
Steve Stevens (Sound Designer), Lance Copeman (Props), Lisa Kurtz (Stage
Manager), Matthew Campbell (Assistant
Stage Manager), Lisa Hoffman (Assistant to the Director), Elizabeth Zumfelde
(Head of Wardrobe), Adam Stolte (Technical Manager), Nick Cimyotte (Technical
Director), Dave Cimyotte (Lead Technician), Grant Evenson (Lead Sound
Technician) Jon Olson (Master Electrician), Kathleen Murphy (Business
ARVADA, CO – Don't miss the musical extravaganza of the holiday
season, La Cage aux Folles, running November 20 – December 23, 2007 in the Main Stage Theater.
flamboyant and humorous musical follows Georges, manager of the St. Tropez
nightclub featuring drag entertainment and his "friend" Albin, the club's star
attraction, as their lives are turned upside down when Georges' son announces
he is getting married to the daughter of a local morals crusader! The story's
hilarity unravels as they collectively attempt to put their best faces on and
the right foot forward to ensure their son's future happiness.
Written by Harvey Fierstein, with music and lyrics
by Jerry Herman, La Cage aux
Folles is based on the 1973 French play by Jean Poiret. Originally opening
on Broadway in 1983, the extravagant musical ran for 1,761 performances and won
six Tony Awards®, including the top honors of Best Musical, Best
Score and Best Book. A 2004 revival garnered the 2004 Tony Award®
and Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical. La Cage was also popularized by the successful 1996 comedy film The Birdcage, starring Robin Williams
and Nathan Lane.
La Cage aux Folles is directed by Arvada Center Artistic Producer Rod A. Lansberry. Rod has most recently directed The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Thoroughly Modern Millie and both
productions of the Center's smash-hit The
E. Gold returns to
the Arvada Center stage as Georges. Michael was first
seen at the Center in 1981 as Judas in Godspell.
Other Center credits include Chicago, Cabaret,
Gypsy, Oklahoma!, Peter
Pan and The Taming of the Shrew.
Michael has appeared on Broadway in Annie,
in the National Tours of Annie and Oklahoma! and won a Denver Post Ovation Award for his role in Denver Center
Attraction's production of I Love a Piano.
Day makes his Denver and Arvada Center debut as Albin, the star of St. Tropez.
Stephen was last seen as Gaston in Disney's Beauty
and the Beast. Other credits across the U.S. and Canada include Oklahoma!, Guy
and Dolls, Camelot, South Pacific, My Fair Lady and The Odd
Couple. In addition to film and television work, Stephen has also been the
lead singer on cruise ships.
Spangler also makes his Arvada Center debut as Georges son Jean-Michael.
Nick just finished the off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks!, and has regionally been seen in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Grease and Forever Plaid.
Turner plays Ann,
Jean-Michael's fiancé. Arvada Center credits include Go Dog, Go! and Alexander
Who's Not…Going to Move.
Rubald, last seen at the Center in Defiance
and as Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd in The
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, plays morale's crusader Edourado Dindon.
An Arvada Center favorite, Milton Craig Nealy returns to the Arvada Center in the role of Jacob. Milton is remembered as Noah "Horse" T.
Simmons in both runs of The Full Monty,
as well as The Leading Player in Pippin.
For tickets, call the Arvada Center box office at (720) 898-7200, log on to arvadacenter.org or visit the Arvada Center box office at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO.
range from $38 – $48 (Preview performance tickets are $25; see below for
November 20 – December
– Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
matinees at 1:00 p.m.
performances run November 16 – 18 at 7:30 p.m.
* Please note the
Thanksgiving show time change: Thurs, November 22, 7:30 p.m. show has been moved to Sun, November 25, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 23 at 6:30 p.m.—FIRST
Start the evening out right with dessert
first and, of course, a glass or your favorite holiday cheer. First drink is on
us! A decadent dessert buffet and a fully stocked bar with plenty of eggnog
awaits you. Call (720) 898-7200 by November 20 to make your reservations.
Friday, November 30
at 7:30 p.m. & Wednesday, December 5 at 1:00 p.m.—Talk back with
members of the cast and production team following the performance.
Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m.—WOMEN'S NIGHT OUT! Ladies, gather a few
of your friends and enjoy a relaxing evening at the Arvada Center. There's no
better treat than a Broadway musical, a decadent dessert buffet and a glass of
your favorite holiday cheer. First drink is on us! Call (720) 898-7200 by November December 7 to make
22 at 2:00
p.m.—Audio-described performance, to accommodate patrons who are blind
or have low vision.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is one
of the metro area's largest cultural attractions, devoted to all
aspects of the arts. It is generously supported by the Scientific &
Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and located two and a half miles north of
Interstate 70 on Wadsworth Blvd.
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