PRESS RELEASE: THE ZIEGFELD THEATER PRESENTS LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
July 29, 2016
For Immediate Release
THE ZIEGFELD THEATER PRESENTS LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
The gorgeous, playful Broadway hit musical La Cage aux Folles hits The Ziegfeld stage for a limited run.
August 19 - September 3, 2016
OGDEN, UT-July 29, 2016- Continuing its season “The Best of Times is Now,” The Ziegfeld Theater presents a limited run of La Cage aux Folles, the only Broadway musical to win the Tony for Best Revival twice, and precursor to the film The Birdcage.
It’s beautiful St. Tropez in the glamorous 1970s, and 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.
Precursor to the well-known film The Birdcage, La Cage aux Folles remains one of the most revived, all time biggest hits of Broadway, with powerful ballads, rollicking show tunes, and romantic duets.
La Cage aux Folles is directed by Morgan Parry, music directed by Bonnie Beus Romney, and choreographed by Talese Hunt.
The Ziegfeld Theater continues its fourth season in 2016 with a musical comedy about families, love and acceptance. Under the executive leadership of Caleb and Morgan Parry and the artistic leadership of Rick Rea, the theater pursues a mission of “Professional Standard, Community Spirit” as it strives to bring quality entertainment to diverse audiences in Northern Utah.
La Cage aux Folles plays for a limited three week run. The opening gala and performance is Friday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. Regular performances are 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, adding 7:30 p.m. Sunday performance on August 28 and 2:00 p.m. Saturday matinees August 27 and September 3.
THE ZIEGFELD THEATER PRESENTS
La Cage aux Folles
the gorgeous, playful and touching Broadway musical
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play by Jean Poiret
When: August 19 - September 3, 2016
OPENING NIGHT / GALA / PRESS EVENT
Friday, August 19
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 7:30 p.m. August 28
Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m. August 27 and September 3
Where: The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT 84403
Run Time: approximately 150 minutes
Content Advisory: appropriate for most audiences
Box Office: 855-ZIG-ARTS or www.theziegfeldtheater.com
Tickets: $17 for children, students and seniors and $19 for adults if purchased online.
Tickets no longer available online at 6:30 p.m. the night of the performance (1:00 p.m. for matinees). All tickets are $1 more if purchased at the door.