Sunday, September 29, 2013

9/29/13: La Cage Aux Folles at the North Shore Music Theatre

Next up at the North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is La Cage Aux Folles.  You know when the cast has to shave themselves and tape up that they are committed to their art.  That is exactly what this cast does to be totally believable and is fabulous!  The show runs through October 6th so get your tickets now.  
Credit for all photographs ©Paul Lyden
Charles Shaughnessy from The Nanny and Days of Our Lives was in the show.  I loved watching him in The Nanny as Mr. Sheffield.  He was wonderful in his role as Georges in this show.
But Jonathan Hammond stole the show.  He was hilarious and had a wonderful voice.  Plus looked great in his gown.  That is hard for any man to do but he pulled it off brilliantly. 
Plus Nikko Kimzin who was added to the cast kept everyone laughing as Jacob.  He was a great addition to the cast.
The whole cast did a great Can Can and tap dances.
You can also play the La Cage Aux Folles Difference Game and win 4 VIP Tickets for the show on October 5th.
Here is a video preview of the show:

More about the show:
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a ‘modern family' musical.  "It has been a very exciting season so far at North Shore Music Theatre, and we are anxious to dazzle audiences with our dazzling production of La Cage Aux Folles," said NSMT owner and producer Bill Hanney. "I am excited to welcome television star, Charles Shaughnessy, back to the NSMT stage. When choosing La Cage aux Folles for the season, I immediately thought of him for the role of Georges and was thrilled when he accepted. Alongside Charles will be the multi-talented, and award-winning Jonathan Hammond who was brilliant as Nathan Detroit in last year's Guys and Dolls and received critical and audience raves with his performance as Albin last month at Theatre By The Sea." Before there was the popular movie, The Birdcage, There was the hysterical modern family musical, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES!  LA CAGE AUX FOLLES will also star Jonathan Hammond as Albin. Jonathan's credits include the Broadway production of Ragtime and the First National Tour of Light in the Piazza and regional work around the country. Jonathan is also the recipient of Boston's Elliot Norton and IRNE awards and Outer Critic's Circle Awards.  
Winner of multiple Tony© Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and twice named Best Revival, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner, Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse, Zaza. When Georges' son brings home his fiancee's conservative parents to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test! LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together, stay fabulous and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a glorious score of hummable melodies, written by Jerry Herman of Hello, Dolly!, Mame and Mack and Mabel fame, and a hilarious book by Harvey Fierstein, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is an indisputable musical comedy classic! North Shore Music Theatre's production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES will star Emmy© Award-winning actor, Charles Shaughnessy as Georges. Despite and extensive stage and screen career in England before moving to the US in 1983, he is best known for his six years as Maxwell Sheffield on CBS's "The Nanny" and eight years as Shane Donovan on "Days of Our Lives." He also had a memorable arc as St. John Powell on AMC's "Mad Men." 
Performances are September 24th thru October 6th, Tue - Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri and Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm. Kids 18 and under save 50% on ‘Family Friday'- September 27 at 8 pm.  For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit the NSMT Website, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, Massachusetts. The 2013 musical season continues with Miss Saigon (November 5 - 17), and concludes with the return of New England's brightest holiday tradition A Christmas Carol (December 6 - 22), starring David Coffee, celebrating 20 years as Ebenezer Scrooge.
So don't let this show dance away, go see it! 
Here is next years line up:
Anything Goes
Disney's The Little Mermaid - Lauren is so excited!
Grease - I can't wait for this one!
Les Miserables
You can also check out the North Shore Music Theatre:
Disclosure:  I received 2 tickets to attend this performance of La Cage Aux Folles.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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