Winner of 11 Broadway Tony Awards, the rollicking romping fun hit musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is playing the Arts Centre Melbourne celebrating the shows 40th Anniversary from 9 November.

A timeless and enduring story of love, commitment, family, and acceptance; that the Hollywood movie ‘THE BIRDCAGE’  was  based on.

An all-new Australian production starring five time Helpmann Award winner PAUL CAPSIS (Cabaret The Musical, Head-On)  in the role of Albin and MICHAEL CORMICK (The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast) as Georges his partner with  an all-star cast.

Legendary entertainer Debra Byrne (Sunset Blvd, Les Miserables) is playing Jacqueline the stylish restauranteur and best friend of Georges and Albin. Silver Logie winner Peter Phelps (Stingers, The Flying Doctors) reprises his role as Edouard Dindon, our conservative politician and future in-law, and Genevieve Morris (Ride Like A Girl, Comedy Inc) is playing his wife Marie Dindon.  Loredo Malcolm (The Rocky Horror Show, Hamilton) takes the role of the wild butler/maid, Jacob, and Bev Killick (Jack Irish, Savage River) plays our hysterical stage manager Francis.


The two young lovebirds, Jean-Michel and Anne, at the centre of the caper will be played by exciting new talents Noah Mullins (Jagged Little Pill) and Genevieve Kingsford (Mary Poppins). 


Playing the “notorious and dangerous Cagelles” are the extraordinary all singing, all dancing talents of Pedro Donoso, Nick Eynaud, Nick Jones, Ethan Ritchie, Trent Sinclair, Leigh Sleightholme and Max Walburn. Also joining the mayhem is James Lee as Tabarro, and Rachel Cole playing Colette, both are townspeople of Saint-Tropez.


Written by HARVEY FIERSTEIN (Kinky Boots, Torch Song Trilogy) and JERRY HERMAN (Hello Dolly, Mame). Based on the French play La Cage aux Folles by JEAN POIRET.

The musical that gave us the hit song and anthem ‘I AM WHAT I AM’.

Get ready for an all singing, all dancing, all laughing journey to the night life of St Tropez in the south of France.

‘Open your eyes, you have arrived at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES’

Directed By Riley Spadaro 

Choreography by Veronica Beattie George

Set Design by Grace Deacon 

Design Associate and Costumes by Jozef Koda

Lighting Design by Phoebe Pilcher

Wigs and Make-up Design by Drew-Elizabeth Johnstone

Produced by David M. Hawkins in association with Arts Centre Melbourne


Publicity by Jessica Bendell

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