Musical Comedy Classic La Cage Aux Folles is Back
W!LD RICE brings back the best of Broadway to the Victoria Theatre with its brand-new production of La Cage Aux Folles come this April 2017.
Dazzling in wit and spectacle, this award-winning musical charmed audiences and critics alike when it first played at the Esplanade Theatre in 2012. The Straits Times described La Cage Aux Folles as a show “oozing unabashed joy, a passion for life and an unerring belief that the best of times is now”.
It was also awarded in 2013 by the Straits Times Life! Theatre Award for Production of the Year (Readers’ Choice). It was also nominated for Production of the Year, Best Actor (Ivan Heng) and Best Costume Design (Frederick Lee).
To re-imagine La Cage Aux Folles for an increasingly divided world, Glen Goei, Associate Artistic Director of W!LD RICE has assembled a crack team of designers who are among the very best Singapore’s theatre scene has to offer. The show will feature music direction by Elaine Chan, choreography by Lisa Keegan, sets by Eucien Chia, lighting by Mac Chan, costumes by Frederick Lee, hair by Ashley Lim and make-up by The Make Up Room.
Ivan Heng, Artistic Director of W!LD RICE, will be leading the company of La Cage Aux Folles in the lead role of Albin – a family man by day who transforms into Zaza, a glittering cabaret star, by night.
Playing the lead role of George opposite Heng will be Sean Ghazi, one of Malaysia’s brightest stars who won the Singapore Fame Awards in 1995 and since has performed all over the world, from America to London and Germany, and has sung with top international acts such as Pink Martini and Elaine Paige. La Cage Aux Folles marks his return to Singapore theatre after 19 years.
Providing much of the show’s comic relief are some of the region’s best performers, including veteran actors like Hossan Leong, Darius Tan, Jo Tan and Dwayne Lau; and 2 promising talents such as Aaron Khaled, Frances Lee, Mae Elliessa and Erwin Shah Ismail. Eight incredible dancers will transform into Les Cagelles – a chorus line of tall, gorgeous showgirls who will set the stage alight with their singing and dancing.
Close to 35 years since it premiered on Broadway, La Cage Aux Folles is as relevant today as it ever was with its themes of family, love, acceptance and being true to oneself. Featuring Harvey Fierstein’s sparkling script and Jerry Herman’s classic songs (including I Am What I Am and The Best of Times), W!LD RICE’s unmissable production of La Cage Aux Folles will demonstrate precisely why the show remains a musical comedy classic.
“The message of La Cage Aux Folles is timeless and one that we need more than ever today,” explains Glen Goei, Associate Artistic Director of W!LD RICE. “In these strange and turbulent times we live in, La Cage reminds us of the value of embracing diversity and seeing things from a different perspective.”
Tickets to La Cage Aux Folles is now available on sale via SISTIC.
La Cage Aux Folles will be staged Tuesday through Sunday from 19 April 2017 till 13 May 2017 at The Victoria Theatre.Tickets from $50 onwards are now available from www.sistic.com.sg , at all SISTIC outlets and the booking hotline (65) 6348 5555
For bookings of 20 or more tickets, please contact Ross Toh at 6292-2685 or email email@example.com.
Book early to avail of the Early Bird discounts: 25% Super Early Bird discount for bookings made from -16 January – 8 February 2017. 15% discount Early Bird for bookings made from 6 February – 1 March 2017 and 10% Last-Minute Bird discount for bookings made from 2 – 22 March 2017.