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The only musical in history to win the Tony Award for Best Musical THREE times, La Cage Aux Folles remains one of the all time biggest hits. 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 (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted politician. Further complicating the situation is the family business: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer, Zaza. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as ‘normal’ when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results. Riverside Rep follows up its acclaimed debut production of Fiddler on the Roof, with this modern musical classic, La Cage Aux Folles, starring John LaLonde (Candlelight Pavilion, Performance Riverside) and Tommi Rose (Finocchio’s - San Francisco, Toucan’s Tiki Lounge - Palm Springs).
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We are so very excited to welcome you to Riverside Rep, which is basically good old fashioned musical theater produced with a modern professional twist. To put it more formally, it is our goal to celebrate the traditional themes of traditional musicals by breaking and bending the traditional ways of producing them. In doing so, we highlight what these musicals are really about. The Rep also produces modern musicals that have already challenged tradition, including groundbreaking original works. We celebrate new ways of doing things, and our main guiding principle is innovation.
We also believe in “buying local”. There is very little professional theater that is created in Riverside with local actors, technicians, directors, ushers, etc. that call this home and we provide quality professional opportunities for them. We also search the surrounding areas to find talented professional artists to collaborate in, and compliment, what we are doing. Riverside Rep is building a strong relationship with our community to become a firm beacon of the City of Arts and Innovation.
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