Beaumont Community Players present La Cage aux Folles May 10th thru May 25th
May 8th, 2019-- Beaumont Community Players (BCP) will close its 2018-2019 Texas Strong Season (#BCPTexasstrong) with La Cage aux Folles, the only Broadway musical to win the Tony for Best Revival twice, and the inspiration for the film The Birdcage. The musical comedy will be performed at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts located at 4155 Laurel St. in Beaumont and is directed by BCP veteran Jerry Mc Millan.
The story: It’s vintage 1970s when the nights are lit by the flashing of sequence and brushing of feathers at the popular drag club, La Cage aux Folles. Run by Georges and headlined by his partner of twenty years, Albin (known onstage as Zaza), the two men receive an unwelcome shock when Georges’ son announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted politician. As the fathers attempt to portray a ‘normal’ family to their son’s prospective in-laws, hilarity ensues with touching and love-affirming results. Made into the popular film, The Birdcage, La Cage aux Folles remains one of the all-time biggest hits of Broadway, with powerful ballads, rollicking show tunes, and romantic duets.
The BCP season finale runs May 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25th at 7:30 PM with an additional 2 PM matinee May 18th.
All performances including the matinee have tickets available for sale online at:
www.Beaumontcommunityplayers.com or by calling the BCP box office at 409-833-4664