La Cage Aux Folles


Date: November 5, 2015 — December 6, 2015
Days & Times:

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2pm, with an additional 2 pm matinee on Saturday, November 28. There are no performances November 8, 11, 25 or 26.

Price: $35

Directed by Maura Hanlon
Musical Direction by Scott Storr
Choreography by Todd L. Underwood
Set Design by Mike Steers
Costumes by Robin McLaughlin
Lighting Design by Herrick Goldman 
Properties by Melissa Becker


Summary

Albin and Georges are life partners who own a popular drag nightclub in St. Tropez where Albin is the star performer. When Georges’s son, Jean-Michel, wants to bring his fiancée and her very conservative parents home to meet his father, Georges’ efforts to appear “normal” to his future in-laws fail hilariously. But each failure discloses truth and in the end begins to bind all into a family.  It is a heart warming, entertaining, signature Jerry Herman score we would love for you to experience on Cape Rep’s intimate stage. La Cage aux Folles won six Tonys in 1984 including Best Musical.

Cast

Georges
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Richard Jay Sullivan (Georges): Roles
at Cape Rep include Mike in Good People, Mack Sennett in Mack and Mabel, Chris in All My Sons, George in Sunday in the Park with George, Ed Kleban in A Class Act, and Father in Eurydice. Other recent representative roles include Martin in e Goat (New Provincetown Players), George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Counter Productions), and Professor Bhaer in Little Women – The Musical (HJT). As a director, credits include Born Yesterday (Cape Rep), Man of La Mancha, Grand Night for Singing, The Secret Garden, and Big River (HJT). Before returning to the Cape, Richard appeared Off-Broadway with Circle Rep, Lincoln Center, and regionally with the Cleveland Playhouse, Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival, and Blowing Rock Stage, among others. BFA, Hofstra University; MFA, UW-Milwaukee PTTP; Member – AEA. Happy to share the stage with his family- Jared and Penny.

Albin
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Jared Hagan (Albin) has appeared in over 25 Cape Rep productions. Some of his favorites include Failure: A Love Story, Avenue Q, the Drowsy Chaperone, A Class Act, Wintertime, A Year with Frog & Toad and six Sea Pines Revues. NYC: Two Hearts Bleed As One (Joe’s Pub). Regional: Avenue Q (GEVA), Master Class (Eventide), Streakin’ (New Provincetown Theater), Batboy, Cabaret, Hair (PTC), Floyd Collins, Closer than Ever, The Lion in Winter (Counter Productions), A Grand Night for Singing, Into the Woods, e 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (HJT), and Talking With (TUTS). Jared would like to give a special thank you to his family, Richard and Penny.

Jacob
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Erron Crawford (Jacob): Erron’s artistic journey was jump-started on his acceptance into Freddie Hendrick’s Youth Ensemble
of Atlanta at the age of nine, where he was introduced to art as a means of social and political change. Now, as a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama with a BFA in Acting/Musical Theatre, Erron is transitioning to life in NYC and is excited about his new agents at K/M/R Talent to assist in propelling his professional career to the next level. Erron hopes to continue to be the change he wants to see in the world through beautifully collaborative artistry. Thanks to Cape Rep for a wonderful welcome and introduction to beautiful Cape Cod.

Jean-Michel
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Patrick Beasley (Jean-Michel) is making his Cape Rep Theatre debut! A current resident of Kansas City and proud Nebraskan, Patrick recently appeared with Ms. Kristin Chenoweth in An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth at the McCain Auditorium in Manhattan, KS. Favorite credits include Wouldn’t It Be Loverly: The Music of Lerner and Loewe, Mary Poppins (Bert), e Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy). Education: University of South Dakota, Alisa Belflower (Voice). As Alisa always says, “FIND YOUR JOY!”

Anne
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Lindsey Erin Agnes (Anne) is excited to be a part of the cast of La Cage. This is her second show at Cape Rep Theatre, after playing in Evita this summer. She is currently attending Cape Cod Community College studying in the liberal arts program. Recent credits include Cosette in Les Miserables (APA), Margot in Legally Blonde the Musical (Nauset HS), Luisa in The Fantasticks, Zaneeta Shinn and Marian’s understudy in The Music Man (HJT). Lindsey thanks her family for supporting her passion and Cape Rep for this wonderful opportunity.

Jacqueline
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Darlene Van Alstyne (Jacqueline) is happy to be reunited with her Cape Rep family! Darlene recently completed her third season of Forever Blonde, A Concert-Style Dance Revue in the Provincetown Inn’s May Flower Ballroom. is year she made her NYC debut with Billy Hough, Sue Goldberg, and the Garage Dogs in Scream Along with Billy at Joe’s Pub. Darlene also appeared in Tenn at Town Hall during this year’s Tennessee Williams Festival. Cape Rep credits: Melanie Welch in Ruby Tuesday and Gary Coleman in Avenue Q. Other eater credits: Rent (Peregrine Theater Ensemble), Avenue Q (Geva Theater), Debbie Does Dallas the Musical, Edward Elbee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Jazz Funeral of Stella Brooks, Candide, Women Behind Bars, Meryl Cohn’s Insatiable Hunger staring Lea DeLaria, Working (Counter Productions), Poor Super Man directed by David Drake, and The Wild Party (CTEK Productions). Darlene has also made guest appearances with the rock band “Space Pussy” in Provincetown. Television and film credits include the new Brandon Cordeiro film Ribbons, The Chappelle Show, As the World Turns, St. Elsewhere and The Intensive for CQ4 Productions.

Edouard Dindon
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Art Devine (Edouard Dindon) is a theater artist whose work as a playwright, director, actor, and designer has been enjoyed throughout New England and California. Acting credits are Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, Born Yesterday, The Full Monty, The Sunshine Boys, The Love Talker, The Lion in Winter (Cape Rep), The Seven Year Itch (Cape Playhouse’s Tribute to Lee Remick), Hamlet (San Diego Rep), Heart of Jade, Giggle and Scream, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Buried Child (WHAT), The Fall of the House of Usher, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Pirates of Penzance, The Good Doctor, Elizabeth the Queen, Godspell (APA), Peter Pan and Wendy, and Dancing at Lughnasa (HJT). As a Playwright, Art’s first play 9-Ball returned to Cape Rep in the summer of 2013 and was a big hit. 9-Ball premiered at Cape Rep in 2001 and moved to Boston’s Tremont Street Theatre in 2004 for sold-out performances. The Bottom of the Sky, Art’s last play, premiered at Cape Rep in 2012, and Winter Wheat premiered at Cape Rep in 2006. Art has been commissioned to write his next play, which is scheduled for Cape Rep’s 2016 season. Directing credits include 9-Ball (Cape Rep and Boston), Sunday in the Park with George, A Streetcar Named Desire, Top Dog/Under Dog, Our Country’s Good (Cape Rep), Marvin’s Room, A Quarter Ton of Fiction, Evita, and Equus (APA). Art studied acting, directing, and playwriting at Trinity Rep Conservatory and was Lead Carpenter at La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego.

Marie Dindon
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Caitlin Mills (Marie Dindon) recently finished a run of The Great American Trailer Park Musical at HJT. At Cape Rep, Caitlin has been involved in four Footlight Fantasies, Funny Girl, and as Jeanne Marie in The Bottom of the Sky. She received her BFA in Musical Theater from the Hartt School, University of Hartford, CT. Recent credits at HJT include the Witch in Into The Woods, Sonia in They’re Playing Our Song, Fran Kueblick in Promises Promises, Martha in e Secret Garden, Olive Ostrovsky in Spelling Bee and Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde. When not on stage, Caitlin works as a veterinary technician and is happy to be back at Cape Rep with this amazing cast.

Francis
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Chantal
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Coy Branscum (Chantal / Dance Captain) is thrilled to be experiencing Cape Rep Theatre for the first time! He has appeared in several regional productions, his favorite being Pippin (Leading Player), and recently completed a NYC staged reading of the new musical Molasses (Tony). Coy is a graduate of Millikin University. Follow his journey at cgbranscum.com.

Mercedes
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Jacqueline Kelley Coughlin (Mercedes) is excited to make her Cape Rep Mainstage debut! She was previously seen in September’s All Our Best, and Knuffle Bunny. Other credits include A Little Night Music and Scenes from an Execution. Thanks so much to the cast and crew.

Babette
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Ian Ryan (Babette) last appeared at Cape Rep as Sir Bedevere in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Other Cape Rep credits include Circle Mirror Transformation and Our Country’s Good. He played Hiram Suslack in the original play Winter Wheat, was a member of the ensemble cast of Comic Potential, played George Deaver in All My Sons, and appeared as Philly Cullen in Playboy of the Western World. Ian continues to be active in local theater as a member of Cape Rep Company.

Hanna
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Carey Scott (Hanna) is thrilled to return to Cape Rep. Previous performances include One Man Two Guvnors, Monty Python’s Spamalot, 9-Ball, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Dinosaur Pirates from Outerspace. Previous regional theatre shows include e Producers, Hair, Twelve Angry Men, Lady Be Good, and Aida. Carey thanks the cast and crew for their hard work and sharing their time and amazing talent.

Phaedra
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Zilong Zee (Phaedra) is an actor, singer, dancer and producer/co-founder of The Ally Artist Group production company. Originally from China, he graduated from the acting school Cours Florent in France. Theater credits include The King and I, Anything Goes, Bradely Cole, Comfort Women, Tartuffe, The Apartment, and The Empress Dowager. Film credits include Downforce, Talking to My Mother, The Pride, Under a Blood Red Sky, Will of Fortune, Holy Fire, Devil Sits on Both Shoulders, Polish, and I’d Kill for You. Commercial credits: Pepsi, Amnesty International, Toto intelligent toilet, Budweiser. Zilong’s short film “Will of Fortune” was accepted into the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival. He was nominated as Best Actor in the 2015 Asians on Film Festival in Los Angles. ZilongZee.com.

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.


Creative

Director
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Maura Hanlon (Director) is the Associate Artistic Director at Cape Rep Theatre where she has directed many plays including 2015’s season opener, Failure: A Love Story and last season’s Jerusalem and Funny Girl. Favorite directing credits include Jerusalem, Eurydice, Wintertime, The Rose Tattoo (Cape Rep), and Peter Pan and Wendy (HJT). She is a sometime actor (including Cape Rep’s The Drowsy Chaperone, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Mr. Burns),
a frequent sound designer (including this season’s productions of Failure: A Love Story and Mr. Burns) and a playwright (Good Bye, Mary Rose, Dinosaur Pirates from Outerspace! and Alice in Wonderland). Mo is a Holy Cross grad who studied acting and directing at Trinity Rep Conservatory; she received her MFA in directing from UCSD. Twice nominated for the prestigious Richard E. Sherwood Award at the Mark Taper Forum, many of her productions have been named among the favorites in the Cape
Cod Times annual “Best of….” She is a well- respected acting teacher and coach and teaches acting and directing through Cape Rep’s eatrelab and for the Harwich Junior eatre. Special thanks to her incredibly supportive family, Art, Paddo, Seamus, and Macklin, and to Elizabeth for all her help on the homefront. MauraHanlon.com.

Musical Director
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Scott Storr (Musical Director) is Resident Musical Director for Cape Rep Theatre. In addition to this season’s production of Evita, shows for Cape Rep include Funny Girl, The Light in the Piazza, Next to Normal, The Drowsy Chaperone, Mack and Mabel, Ragtime, Steel Pier, Sunday in the Park with George, Xanadu, Avenue Q, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Side Show, Urinetown, The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, The Full Monty, Seussical, A Class Act, Lady in the Dark, Dirty Blonde, Click, Clack Moo, A Year with Frog and Toad, How I Became a Pirate, and Tick, Tick…Boom. Also, Scott has done five Dressing Them Up revues, annual All Our Best benefit shows, and fourteen musical revues at the wonderful Old Sea Pines Inn (including last season’s 20th Anniversary show, Seasons of Love). Other Cape shows include Closer than Ever, Pippin, Working, and Shirley Valentine. During the winter, Scott works in California and Arizona. Shows: Songs for a New World, The Story of My Life, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Applause, Dear World, Putting It Together, Zorba, The Jungle Book, It’s a Grand Night for Singing, Captain Louis, and The Spit Fire Grill. He has won both Zoni and Desert Theatre League awards for Best Musical Direction.

Choreography
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Todd L. Underwood (Choreographer) is thrilled to be back at Cape Rep. Credits include The Princess and the Black-Eyed Pea (NAACP Theatre Award Nomination), Ain’t We Got Fun (London Concert), Kiss Me Kate (National Tour), White Noise: A Cautionary Musical, Memphis (Bay Area Circle Critics Awards Nomination), DISNEY’S High School Musical, Abysinia, Aida, Smokey Joe’s Café, The Secret Garden (World AIDS Day Concert), Oklahoma, BIG, M. Claudel (workshop), Street Lights, Ruthless! the Musical, and Cabaret. Todd’s choreography can also be seen in the film Were the World Mine, where he was nominated for an Astaire Award. He was the associate director on the recent off-Broadway revival of Carrie. This summer he will be directing/choreographing Gypsy and choreographing Dreamgirls.

Scenic Design
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Mike Steers (Scenic Design): Scenic design credits include Thrill Me, Around the World in 80 Days (WHAT), Oliver!, Perfect Ganesh, Venus in Furs, Diff’rent (PTF), Blithe Spirit (Peregrine), The King and I, Candide, Whose Afraid…Woolf, Lobby Hero, Charlie Brown (Counter Productions), and Oklahoma!, The Tenderland (Massasoit eater). NYC lighting design credits include The Weight of Water (World Premier) and scenic design for Jean Carlo Menotti’s The Medium with Varla Jean Merman. Director Credits include BENT (PTF), Company, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Counter Productions), Children of Eden, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Inner Circle. Mike and his Partner Neal live in Providence with their two Puggles. MikeSteersDesigns.com

Costume Design
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Robin McLaughlin (Costume Design) has been resident Costume Designer at Cape Rep Theatre for many years. She has also been the resident designer at Harwich Junior Theatre and designed for Wheelock Family Theatre, Cape Cod Community College and WHAT. She is a nationally-known designer of handmade journey bags. RobinElizabethCreations.com

Lighting Design
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Herrick Goldman (Lighting Design) designs lighting and projection for theater, dance, and other live events. His work has been seen in New York, Shanghai, Manila, Frankfurt, Australia, Brazil, London, Peru, and Canada. Off-Broadway: Jasper in Deadland, 50 Shades!, Myths & Hymns, Falling for Eve, Rooms, Godspell, Latin Heat, Flamingo Court, All Is Love, Fearless, and Streakin’. Other NYC productions include Crash Test Dummies, Serenade, Last Starfighter, and Antigravity. Favorite designs: Chorus Line (tour), Batboy (Yale), Side Show (Cape Rep), and Rooms (Geva). Broadway benefits: Best Little Whorehouse and The Who’s TOMMY 15th Anniversary both at Broadway’s August Wilson. Recently: Avenue Q, Jasper, and 50 Shades. Herrick was honored with the 1st Redden award for excellence in theatrical design, and nominated for a 2009 Hewes award. He is a recipient of Live Design’s Excellence Award for Theatrical Lighting. HGLD is the design team of record for Madame Tussauds, Las Vegas and Times Square. HerCorporate designs have been seen all over the world for clients that include Rolex and Emirates Air in venues such as Lincoln Center, Minute Maid Ballpark, and Cowboy Stadium. His work may also be seen in feature films. This is Herrick’s umpteenth show at Cape Rep and he is thrilled to be back. A member of USA/IATSE 829, Herrick’s work may be seen at HGLightingDesign.com.

Props
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Melissa Becker (Prop Design) is a graduate of Emerson College. Last seen on the Cape Rep stage in Footlight Fantasies on the Road and Good People, she is a co-founder of Cape Rep Children’s Theatre and directed Charlotte’s Web, James and the Giant Peach, Stuart Little, House at Pooh Corner, and Raggedy Ann. She is excited to be working on the other side of the curtain, which takes her back to her technical education in theater craft. Having won awards for prop design, she has also stage managed with summer stock companies, designed sets, and held the position of Technical Director at Nauset High School.

Makeup Design
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Grace Fernandes (Makeup Design) grew up on Cape Cod. She is a senior at Monomoy Regional High School and hopes to attend art school next year. She loves learning about the world of makeup, from the scary to the glamorous. Whether it is posting a tutorial on YouTube, making prosthetics, or working on a show, makeup is part of her life. She is exited to work on this show in one of her favorite makeup genres.

Alison Davis
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Allison Davis (Stage Manager) is delighted to be back at Cape Rep for the season! She is a senior at Bridgewater State University pursuing a BA in Theatre Arts. Allison’s other Cape Rep credits include The Light In the Piazza, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Evita, and Mr. Burns.

** Member of SDC, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Photos courtesy of Bob Tucker/Focalpoint Studios.

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