La Cage aux Folles: Musical Info & Synopsis


La Cage aux Folles follows Georges, a nightclub owner, and his romantic partner, Albin, the star of the show. Their lives take a turn when Georges’ son, Jean-Michel, announces his engagement to the daughter of a conservative politician. As Georges and Albin navigate the complexities of Jean-Michel’s desire for a traditional family appearance, they slowly learn to embrace their own identities. La Cage aux Folles is an exploration of love, family, prejudice, and societal expectations.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1983)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1980s / France

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Jerry Herman

Book: Harvey Fierstein

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1983)➝

Broadway Cast (2010)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1980s, LGBTQ+Tap DanceTony Award

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