- Published on Saturday, 05 May 2012 21:57
- Written by Super User
Thalian Association, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina, presents the eleven-time Tony Award-winning musical La Cage aux Folles. The production, directed by Tom Briggs with music direction by Jonathan Barber and choreography by Debra Gillingham, runs May 17-27 at historic Thalian Hall; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. $25 with senior, student and group discounts. For tickets 910/632.2285; etix.com; thalian.org.
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 announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, ultra-conservative politician. Further complicating the situation is the fact that Georges runs a drag nightclub where Albin is the star performer. At his son’s insistence, Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as straight when he meets the in-laws-to-be. Albin, however, has other plans with hilarious results. The musical is based on the same source material as was the Robin Williams movie “The Birdcage.”
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly!); Book by Harvey Fierstein (Newsies: The Musical)
Concerts: 7 Upcoming Events
• 5/11 – 8-10PM - The John Brown Jazz Orchestra. Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Main Stage. Prime $35, Choice $28, Gallery $18. A night of brass, class, rhythm & swing in a cavalcade of Big Band hits kicked up a notch under the guidance and indisputable finesse of jazz master John Brown. With the group’s new recording “Setting Standards” and the Rodrigo Dorfman documentary film “One Night in Kernersville” about the making of the album, a film which walked away with the Jury Award for Best Short Film at the Full Frame Documentary Festival, the John Brown Jazz Orchestra is riding a musical wave that’s full-tilt swing. There are “big bands” – and then there’s John Brown’s big band. No confusion there!