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McLean Community Players Present 'La Cage aux Folles'

Musical-Comedy will show Jan. 31 through Feb. 16.

Jacqueline (Lisa Anne Bailey) and Albin (Christopher Furry) treat the guests of Chez Jacqueline to a song. Photo credit Traci J. Brooks Studios / Used with permission
Jacqueline (Lisa Anne Bailey) and Albin (Christopher Furry) treat the guests of Chez Jacqueline to a song. Photo credit Traci J. Brooks Studios / Used with permission

McLean Community Players will present the musical-comedy "La Cage aux Folles" on weekends beginning Jan. 31 at the Alden Theatre.

" 'La Cage aux Folles,' at its heart, is a story about family and the sacrifices that parents make to ensure their children's happiness. It is what made the original production and the second Broadway revival, almost thirty years later, resonate with critics and a wide range of audiences alike," Hans Bachmann, who is directing the McLean performance, said in a statement. "It is a story most everyone can relate to."

Based on a 1973 French play by Jean Poiret, "La Cage aux Folles" tells the story of the son of two gay lovers who announces he is going to marry the daughter of an ultraconservative politician. It sparked a film in 1978, a Broadway musical that won numerous Tony awards and other adaptations.

From the McLean Community Players: "Georges, the owner of a popular drag nightclub in San Tropez, and Albin, the club’s star, have lived in unwedded bliss for twenty years. Jean-Michel, the son they have raised together, throws the happy household into hilarious turmoil by announcing that he is going to marry the daughter of an ultra-conservative politician."

Performances will be on weekends from Jan. 31 to Feb. 16 at the McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave.

Tickets are $18 to $20 and are available at www.McLeanPlayers.org or 866-811-4111. Group rates are available.

The performance is suitable for ages 16 and older. Audio description services for the visually impaired will be offered at the Feb. 15 performance.

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