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Preview of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Theater Works

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Music Theater Works’ production of La Cage Aux Folles, Tony-Award winner, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Harvey Fierstein, directed by production art director Kyle Dougan and music directed by Kyra Leigh with choreography by Christopher Chase Carter now plays through April 3.

The duration is currently 2h40 including a 15 minute intermission. The show schedule is Wednesdays at 1 p.m., Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $19.50 – $106 with Meet and Greet options with Ginger Minj featuring Gingersnap!, group discounts and discounted 2022 subscriptions at MusicTheaterWorks.com.

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Cover of a Musical, La Cage Aux Folles is an evening full of laughter. Based on the hit French farce that also inspired West End and international productions and Hollywood’s “The Birdcage,” this Broadway hit has a hilarious book by Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy and Kinky Boots) and a score by king of show tunes, Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly! and Mame). Featuring “RuPaul’s Drag Race” headliner Ginger Minj* as “Albin” and costumes by “Project Runway” creator Justin LeBlanc, Music Theater Works’ rendition of this classic is guaranteed to be one of the most entertaining productions of the year.

The theater will be transformed into the elegant Saint-Tropez de La Cage nightclub with an on-stage bar and surprises at every turn. And when the future in-laws of a non-traditional family come over for a visit, La Cage shines the spotlight on family, love, commitment and dating as the truth comes out in the wildest way.

The cast of La Cage Aux Folles includes Ginger Minj (she/her, Albin); Jason Richards (he/him/her, George); Christopher Ratliff, (he/his, Jean-Michel); Dane Strange (he/him/her, Jacob); Thomas E. Squires (he/him/his, Dindon/Renaud); Caron Buinis (she/her, Marie Dindon/Mme. Renaud); Honey West (she/her/her, Jacqueline/Albin understudy); Anthony Whitaker (he/him/her, Francis); Darryl D’Angelo Jones (he/him/her, Tabarro); Daniel Hurst (he/her, Chantal); Matthew Weidenbener (he/her, Hanna); Gabe Kohlbeck (he/her, Mercedes); Brian Selcik (he/him/her, Bitelle); Jordon Taylor (she/her, Phaedra); Anna Brown (she/her, together); Gus Franchere (he/her, understudy Les Cagelles); Michelle Hackman (she/her, Marie Dindon, Mme. Renaud and Jacqueline as understudy); Cary Lovett (he/him/her, understudy of Georges); Tom Shea, (he/his understudy, Dindon, Renaud and Francis); Ariel Triunfo (she/her, understudy Anne/Les Cagelles); Riley Vogel (he/him/her, double Angelique/Jean Michel) and Shaun White (he/him/her, double Les Cagelles).

The La Cage Aux Folles orchestra includes Linda Madonia (she/her, conductor/keyboards); Eugène Dizon (he/him/his, keyboards 1); Cara Strauss (she/her, reeds); Amy Nelson, (she/her, trumpet); Catie Hickey (she/her, trombone); Joseph Krzysiak (he/him/her, bass) and Anthony Scandora (he/him/her, drums).

The La Cage Aux Folles production team includes Production Artistic Director Kyle A. Dougan, ((he/him/his/her/their/their, director); Kyra Leigh, (she/her, musical director) ; Christopher Chase Carter, (he/him/his, choreography); Tommy Novak, (they/them/their, assistant director); Scott Davis, (he/him/his, set design); Eric Bakus, (he/him/ his, her design); Justin LeBlanc, (he/him/her, costume design); Andrew Meyers, (he/him/her, lighting design); Sheryl Williams (her/her, intimacy coach) and Hayley E. Wallenfeldt, (she/her/his, accessories design).

Health security procedure:

ALL GUESTS will be required to wear a face mask regardless of their vaccination status and present photo ID with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with an approved vaccine. Please visit https://www.musictheaterworks.com/health-safety-procedures/ for more information.

ABOUT GINGER MINJ, “Albin”

Long before she was a season 7 runner-up on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Ginger Minj reigned supreme as queen of southern comedy from her home base of Orlando, Florida. The self-proclaimed “prettiest female dog you’ll ever meet” cites classic funny ladies Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball and Dolly Parton as her idols. “Anyone who can pile three wigs on their head, squeeze their body into a beaded and rhinestone dress, and serve up humor alongside glamor is my hero,” Minj said. That’s why she coined the term “Glamour Toad” to describe her unique personality.

In 2016, Ginger released her debut album, “Sweet Tea,” which was soon followed by years of traveling the world and performing showtunes for Broadway royalty on national television. With over 200,000 global streams, Ginger Minj then starred in the 2018 Netflix feature film, “Dumplin'” (Jennifer Anniston, Dove Cameron) and in June 2021 released her second album “Gummy Bear”, which peaked at No. #2 on iTunes comedy album charts. She then followed up in September 2021 with her third studio album, “Double Wide Diva”, which peaked at number 10 on the iTunes country album charts.

Ginger Minj was a runner-up on Season 6 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ and is continuously working on exciting projects coming up in 2022 including a new book called ‘Southern Fried Sass’ which tells the story of her life through family stories and recipes.

Check out photos from the show below!

(from left to right) Daniel HurstMatthew Weidenbener, Brain Selcik, Riley Vogel, Jordan Taylor and Gabe Kohlbeck

Photos: Preview of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Theater Works
(top row, left to right) Daniel HurstBrian Selcik, Jordan Taylor and Gabe Kohlbeck, (bottom row) Riley Vogel

Photos: Preview of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Theater Works
(from left to right) Jason Richard and ginger minj

Photos: Preview of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Theater Works
(from left to right) Daniel HurstGabe Kohlbeck, Anthony WhitakerMatthew Weidenbener, Riley Vogel, Jordan Taylorand Brian Selcik

Photos: Preview of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Theater Works
(Left to right) Christopher Ratliff and Heather Banks

Photos: Preview of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Theater Works
ginger minj

Photos: Preview of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Theater Works
(from left to right) Jason Richard and ginger minj