La Cage Aux Folles

What is La Cage Aux Folles?

In this much loved musical that inspired The Birdcage, we peer into the living quarters of a famed drag nightclub, La Cage Aux Folles. Two men partnered in love as well as show-biz, Georges and Albin have their self-worth challenged after twenty years of un-wedded bliss when Georges’ son announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a conservative, right-wing politician. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” to meet the family of the bride-to-be, but Albin has other plans, which escalate with hilarious results! In this charming and incredibly funny musical, we learn that families come in all forms, and that it is all right to be as you are!

What is La Cage Aux Folles?
Seeking Men and Women of all ages

Saturday, March 14 - 1:00 pm
Act2PV Rehearsal Space

Manuel M. Dieguez #333

What to bring:

Come to the audition prepared to sing, dance and/or read for the part. Bring a back-up track for your song on a USB, or you may sing a capella.

Who may audition?

Act2PV auditions are open to all everyone, including those who may be auditioning for the first time!

Do you need to speak English?
This play is performed in English, so English is preferred, but people speaking other languages will be considered, based on talent. (Dancers do not need to speak English.)

When do rehearsals begin?
Rehearsals will begin in the middle of March, through April. Then they will begin again in July, through opening.

What is the show schedule?

The show will be presented three nights each week during the 2020/2021 season, starting at the end of October, 2020.

Is there a video available to see the show?
Yes, you may view the entire Broadway show on YouTube.

Character Roles and Descriptions:
(PLEASE NOTE: All ages are STAGE ages and are only approximate. Casting is flexible depending on the turnout at auditions.)

GEORGE & ALBIN – A loving couple of over 20 years George (no dresses or heels) is the MC and Albin (lots of dresses and lots of heels) the fabulous star of the La Cage nightclub. These are mature men with a stage age of 40 to 55 years old. Must sing extremely well. Must have personality to spare! Comic timing a must!

GEORGE - a star; the heart of the show; mature and attractive (40 to 60); good singer; energetic, loving and caring; must move well. Singing range: Baritone/tenor

ALBIN - a performer of star quality who becomes the fabulous Zaza onstage at the nightclub; mature (40 to 60); great powerhouse, fine comic actor; and can move in heels! Singing range: Baritone

JEAN-MICHEL - must appear to be 24 years old; handsome; brunette; masculine, well- mannered, educated; desperately in love with his fiancée, Anne; must act, sing, and move well. Singing range: Tenor (top A flat)

JACOB – Sometimes the butler, sometimes the maid! Here is a role of great
comic timing, personality and zest. The Wackiest / Flamboyant role in the show. Must move well in heels. Age from 20 to 35. Singing range: Tenor (top A flat)

ANNE – Must appear to be 18 to 21; Jean-Michel's fiancée; lovely to look at; spunky; a superb dancer who acts well. Singing range: Soprano

EDOUARD DINDON - Anne's father; right-wing radical politician; pompous; quirky; must sing, move well, and be a fine comedian with excellent timing. Age from 45 to 60. Singing range: Baritone

MARIE DINDON - Anne's mother; Age 40 to 60, Starts out shy, retiring, sexually repressed and sexstarved and softens and changes dramatically by the end of the show; great singer and actress who moves well. Age 45 to 60. Singing range: Soprano

JACQUELINE – mature (age from 40 to whatever), female friend of Georges and Albin; owns a chic restaurant; attractive, charming; VERY theatrical. Singing range: Alto

RENAUD – mature (40 to 60); male friend of Georges and Albin; owns a small

seaside cafe; good mover and singer. Singing range: Baritone Mme

RENAUD – mature (40 to 60); wife of Renaud. Good mover and singer. Singing range: Mezzo

FRANCIS – fussy male stage manager in Georges' club; good comic timing; strong actor/dancer. Age 20 to 50.

THE CAGELLES (M & F, 20-40) Various vocal ranges – The drag performers at La Cage, they are fabulous, flamboyant, and fierce both onstage and off. They will perform in full drag, from high heels to higher wigs. Will also double as the townspeople of St. Tropez. Looking to cast 6 men and 4 women. (Must be able to dance well, be willing to perform in drag, and to engage in same sex intimacy. Any tap dancing experience a plus.)

CHORUS - Other townspeople of St. Tropez of all sizes and ages (over 18). Everyone sings! Everyone dances! Townspeople include: Men : Tabarro, Hercule and Pepe – Sailors, Fisherman who double as La Cage singers. Stage ages 20 to 40. No dresses or heels. Women : Paulette, Babette, Collette – Women in the town who double as singers in La Cage. Stage ages 20 to 60.

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