Glamour to come center stage

To take place in the Schneider Theater January 16 to February 15, 2015 by the Bloomington Civic Theatre in Bloomington, Minnesota, the production of La Cage Aux Folles is an award-winning story begins after 20 years of un-wedded bliss for Georges and Albin, two men partnered for “better-or-worse.”

     They get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a 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. 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.

 folles logo btc    With the book by Harvey Fierstein, BTC’s production will be directed and choreographed by Joe Chvala, with Music Director Anita Ruth and Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman.

     The cast is as follows: ALBIN: Rich Hamson, GEORGES: Jim Pounds, JEAN-MICHEL: Christian LaBissoniere, ANNE: Holli Richgels, JACOB: Michael Terrell Brown, MONSIEUR DINDON: Fred Mackaman, MARIE DINDON: Alana LaBissoniere, JACQUELINE: Karen Weber, FRANCIS: Riley McNutt, HERCULE: Logan Daum and MONSIEUR RENAUD: Michael Fischetti.

     The Cagelles are: Rush Benson, Jeremy Bensussan, Seth Gabriel-Mayotte, Martino Gabriel-Mayotte, Bridgette Karl, James Kunz, Jessie Ladig, Michelle Lemon, Andrew Newman, C. Ryan Shipley and Adam Rousar.

     The Ensemble consists of: Margaret McDonald, Abbey Hegerfeld, Quinn Shadko and Kyle Szarzynski.

     The New York Post hailed: “This is Jerry Herman’s best musical yet–happier, more assertive, more buoyant than Hello, Dolly! or Mame.”, and the New York Times exclaimed “The schmaltziest, most old fashioned major musical since Annie. Highly enjoyable.”

     More information on this smash production at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center Box Office at 952.563.8575 or online at

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