La Cage aux Folles

Musical. Open your eyes, open your hearts, and welcome to La Cage aux Folles!

Boundless love, warmth and humour as well as magnificent show numbers

"Crazy artistry that really gets to you" Dagens Nyheter
”… La Cage aux Folles is glam on the surface, sharp edges, and love at its centre." Nummer
"As entertainment, this is the best thing I have seen for a long time at The Göteborg Opera." Borås Tidning
"DELICIOUS COLOUR-FEST" Göteborgs-Tidningen
"There's a vulnerability here and a fascinating acerbity in the tone… " Göteborgs-Posten

Watch a film clip from La Cage aux Folles

Feather boas and high-heels are the order of the day once the entire stage has been transformed into the nightclub, La Cage aux Folles. It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mikael Samuelson (familiar to the Swedish audience for Phantom of the Opera) back to the musical stage on which he now takes on the role of drag show artist, Zaza. His partner, nightclub owner and master of ceremonies, Georges, is played by the very popular Hans Josefsson. Georges has a son, whom he and Zaza have brought up together. When the son wants to get married to the daughter of an ultra-conservative politician, family ties are put in jeopardy. The musical is filled with boundless love, warmth and humour as well as magnificent show numbers (Vår bästa tid är nu[Best of Times], Jag är som jag är [I am what I am]) but it is also a poignant tale of prejudice, standing up for yourself and for everyone's right to be the person they are. La Cage aux Folles is being staged in collaboration with The Oscar Theatre in Stockholm. The director here is Bo Hermansson who, with more than 40 years in this business, has given us beloved TV series as well as highly-praised musical productions. Roland Söderberg is adapting Lehna Edwall's set design for our larger stage. When Nick Davies raises the baton for this enchanting show, there will be even more "cagelles" in the ensemble and more musicians in the orchestra pit.

On 11, 12, & 13 December Ole Forsberg will play the role of Georges.

Director Bo Hermansson discusses his interpretation of La Cage aux Folles


Look at some pictures from the show


Watch a film clip from the cast's performance at Liseberg

On the 3rd of August 2013 the La Cage aux Folles ensemble visited Lisebergs Taube Stage accompanied by The Liseberg Orchestra directed by Lars Kvensler.


View some costume drawings by Maria Gyllenhoff


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Original recording from Broadway with George Hearn and Gene Barry

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Playing: La Cage Aux Folles, Final act 1: “I am what I am”

Albin – George Hearn. RCA BD84824 (recorded 1983).

Information

Musical in two acts. Music and lyrics: JERRY HERMAN Book by: HARVEY FIERSTEIN based on the play by JEAN POIRET. Adaptation and Swedish translation BO HERMANSSON Swedish lyrics: TURE RANGSTRÖM. Musical arrangement: JAN RADESJÖ. Publisher: Nordiska ApS. - Copenhagen

  • Genre: Musical
  • Season: 2013/2014
  • premiere: 7 Sep 2013
  • Last show: 9 Mar 2014
  • Location:

    Main Stage.

  • Length: 2 hours and 50 minutes including 1 interval.

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Team

Conductor   Nick Davies
Conductor   Alexander Hanson
Direction and Adaptation   Bo Hermansson
Assisting Direction and Choreography   Roine Söderlundh
Set Design   Roland Söderberg
Costume Design   Maria Gyllenhoff
Light Design   Palle Palmé
Mask Design   Frida Jarl
Mask Design   Lise-Lotte Wendt
Ljuddesign   Joachim Bohäll

Cast

Georges   Hans Josefsson
Georges - 11, 12, 13 Dec   Ole Forsberg
Stage Manger Francois   Bengt Bauler
Butler Jacob   Alex Falk
Albin/Zaza   Mikael Samuelson
Jean Michel   Linus Henriksson
Anne Dindon   Karin Mårtenson
Jacqueline   Monica Einarson
Monsieur Renaud   Ole Forsberg
Madame Renaud   Carina Söderman
Edouard Dindon    Lars Väringer
Marie Dindon    Susanne Barklund
Musical Artists
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra
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