La Cage aux Folles

La CageLess than two weeks.  That’s all you have left to see this amazing show.  I was invited to attend the opening night on December 20th.  Run, run and get your tickets before this show sells out, and then leaves for good.  La Cage is a three-time Tony Award winning musical that was the biggest Broadway hit of 2010.  How lucky Chicago is to have a run of this fabulous show, albeit short, starring the debonair George Hamilton as the owner of a Saint Tropez nightclub.  His partner Albin (played by Broadway veteran Christopher Sieber), starring nightly as the incomparable chanteuse Zaza. George’s son brings home his fiancée and her ultra conservative parents to meet “the family” resulting in a hilarious and touching struggle to keep the family together (and true identity under wraps) while staying genuine to themselves.

This revival originated in 1984 and originally won six Tony Awards.  Its 2005 revival earned it two more Tonys including Best Revival.  The current production has received numerous other awards and accolades.  The Bank of America theater, Chicago’s home for this run, is the perfect venue as it’s slightly smaller than some of the other downtown theaters giving this show a truly nightclub feel, intimate and interactive.  The dancers and other cast members are all seasoned performers bringing their best and balancing out a delightfully raucous and highly energetic show.  The dance scenes are amazing and will leaving you wanting more.  You have until January 1st to catch this gem.  Visit www.broadwayinchicago.com for more info and to purchase tickets.

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