La Cage aux Folles, the award-winning Broadway musical and film, is the BFS student musical this fall and will be presented in the BFS Meetinghouse, 375 Pearl Street. There will be three performances: Thursday at 5pm and Friday and Saturday at 7pm. Tickets are free but need to be reserved beforehand.
The popular musical tells the story of two gay men living in St. Tropez who have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try to conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of the drag club downstairs when the fiancée and her bigoted parents come for dinner.
La Cage aux Folles is based on the 1973 play by Jean Poiret. The book is by Harvey Fierstein and the music and lyrics are by Jerry Herman. The original Broadway production opened in 1983 and ran for four years, winning six Tony awards. It was revived on Broadway two times, in 2004 and 2010 and won numerous Tony and Drama Desk awards. There were several film versions of the story: a French film in 1978 (followed by two sequels) and an American film in 1996 starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane (known as The Birdcage).
The production contains mature language and content; parental discretion is advised.