Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play by Jean Poiret
Directed by Thom Allison
Choreographed by Cameron Carver
“WE FACE LIFE WITH A LITTLE GUTS AND LOTS OF GLITTER…”
Georges, the manager of a drag club in St. Tropez, decides to "play it straight" when his son arrives with his fiancé and her ultra-conservative parents. Albin, the club's star performer and romantic partner to Georges, is dubious about the plan. The ensuing clash unravels truth and consequences with heartwarming grace. Gorgeous and funny, this musical has been delighting audiences since its Tony Award-winning première in 1983.
Production support is generously provided by Laurie J. Scott and by Peter & Carol Walters.
2024: Jean-Michel in La Cage aux Folles and Martin in Wendy and Peter Pan. Second season. Stratford: Sir Robin (cover) in Monty Python's Spamalot. Elsewhere: Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors (New World Stages - Off-Broadway); Damn Yankees, Grand Hotel, Oh, What A Lovely War, "Master Harold"…and the Boys, Uncle Vanya, Peter and the Starcatcher, Light Up The Sky (Shaw Festival); Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors, Mythic (Segal Centre); Cabaret (Grand Theatre); The Millennial Malcontent (Tarragon Theatre); Sleeping Beauty (Ross Petty Productions); The Rocky Horror Show (STC); Next to Normal (Clearwater Theatre). Film/TV: Letterkenny, Workin' Moms, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Saving Hope. Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Awards: Toronto Theatre Critics' Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Master Harold… and the Boys). Online: @jamespatrickdaly.
2024: Anne in La Cage aux Folles and Swing in Something Rotten!. Sixth season. Stratford: Richard II, Love's Labour's Lost, Chicago (June, Roxie Hart u/s), No One Is Alone: A Sondheim Celebration, Here's What It Takes (2020), The Music Man (Zaneeta Shinn), Romeo and Juliet: Remixed (Juliet), The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls, H.M.S. Pinafore. Elsewhere: Mary Poppins (Grand Theatre); Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto (Drayton); Rumspringa Break! (Grow) (CMTP/Theatre Sheridan); The Voices of Canada, We Are Canadian (Charlottetown Festival). Film/TV: Richard II (Stratford Festival, 2023). Training: Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College. Awards: Brian Macdonald Award (Stratford Festival). Online: @heatherkosik. Et cetera: Heather moonlights as a photographer; www.kosikphotos.com, @kosikphotos. All my love to my Devon.
(he/him) Birmingham Conservatory, 2006
2024: Francis in La Cage aux Folles and Pirate in Wendy and Peter Pan. Sixth season. Stratford: Monty Python's Spamalot, Caesar and Cleopatra, Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Pentecost, Of Mice and Men, Othello, Coriolanus, Twelfth Night, Much Ado.... Elsewhere: Baker - Into the Woods (Winter Garden/New Zealand, Dora nom.); Oscar Wilde - The Judas Kiss (Talk Is Free); Jamie - The Last Five Years (Neptune); Emmett - Legally Blonde (Theatre Aquarius); Robbie - Wedding Singer (Stage West, Calgary Critics nom.) Other highlights: The Best Brothers (Western Canada Theatre/TNW); Having Hope At Home (Neptune); A Christmas Carol, The Wild Guys (Grand Theatre); Lucky Stiff, Spamalot (Drayton); Red, Cabaret, The Mousetrap (Aquarius); Sherlock Holmes (MTC); Lies My Father Told Me (Segal Centre); Visiting Mr. Green (Harold Green), Altar Boyz (Angelwalk Toronto). Training: Toronto Met (BFA - Theatre). Awards: Chalmers Apprentice Award. Et cetera: Love to Billy and my family.
2024: Hanna in La Cage aux Folles and appears in Something Rotten! Eighth season. Stratford:Monty Python's Spamalot, Frankenstein Revived, Chicago, Here's What It Takes, Billy Elliot, The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, R+J Remixed, Guys and Dolls, Romeo and Juliet, A Chorus Line, The Hypochondriac. Elsewhere:Chris, Mrs. (Winter Garden); Peter's Final Flight (Ross Petty Panto); Joseph and the Amazing… (Theatre Aquarius); Funny Girl (Segal Centre); Anne of Green Gables, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Canada Rocks (Charlottetown Festival); Cats - Dora-nominated (Mirvish - Panasonic). Film/TV:Romeo and Juliet (Stratford, 2017), Full Out (2015), Big Fun Weeknights (YTV), Get Up 'N Move (Revolver Films). Awards: Maureen Forrester Award, Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival); Amy Wallis Scholarship (Charlottetown Festival); gold and silver medals (International Tap Dance Championships). Instagram/Twitter: @EricMackAbel. Et cetera: Thanks to my family, Krista, Bruce and the TH gang for all their support.
2024: Angelique in La Cage aux Folles and Nibs in Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Chris, Mrs (Winter Garden); Angel in Kinky Boots, The Wizard in Wizard of Oz: The Panto, Understudy in Mamma Mia, Buttons in Newsies, Ensemble in Sleeping Beauty: The Panto, Jimmy in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Drayton Entertainment); Beauty and The Beast (Neptune Theatre); Narrator in Notre Dame de Paris (Betty Oliphant Theatre). Choreography: Assistant Choreographer: The Prom, Mamma Mia (Theatre Aquarius); Choreographer at Diamond Tooth Gerties. Film/TV: The Boys, Once Upon A Time, Handmaid's Tale, Full Out, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Let's Go Luna. Choreography for Schitt's Creek, Slumberland, Canada's Got Talent, Ukulele U, Shakin In Them Boots. Online: @georgeabsi. Et cetera: George dedicates this season to the memory of his grandparents.
2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and Swing in La Cage aux Folles. Seventh season. Stratford: Henry Clerval in Frankenstein Revived, Brother Maynard in Monty Python's Spamalot, Chicago, Nelson Green in Wedding Band (Forum); Billy Elliot, Tommy Djilas in The Music Man, Romeo in R+J Remixed (workshop), Guys and Dolls, H.M.S. Pinafore, Frankenstein (workshop). Elsewhere: Chris, Mrs. (Winter Garden Theatre); Joseph…Dreamcoat (Theatre Aquarius); National Tour of Laurier Project (Charlottetown Festival/Theatre New Brunswick); Shrek the Musical (Rainbow Stage); Hill Rise in Dancer! (A Musical in Ten Furlongs) (workshop - Elgin Theatre). Film/TV: Mia Michaels Live; "Max" on The Next Step; MuchMusic Video Awards. Training: Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature from Queen's University. Online: @thedevonbrown. Et cetera: Love to my family. Special thanks to my wife, Heather, for always supporting me. I am so lucky to be able to share this season with you.
2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and La Cage aux Folles. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Come From Away (Australian National Tour/Mirvish); Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Segal Centre/RMTC); Rock of Ages, Rocky: The Musical, Ghost: The Musical, Hairspray, Joseph…, Red Rock Diner (Drayton Entertainment); Alberta Kitchen Party (Alberta Theatre Projects); 9 to 5 (Citadel Theatre); Back in '59 (TIP); Hairspray (Theatre Aquarius); Shrek (Globe Theatre); Pure '90s (Stage West Calgary); Porgy and Bess (Opera de Montréal); and 4 seasons at the Shaw Festival. Film/TV: Madam CJ Walker (Netflix/Warner Bros.). Training: McGill University's Schulich School of Music for Vocal Performance. Awards: Betty Mitchell Awards for Outstanding Ensemble and Production of a Musical (Alberta Kitchen Party-2022-Performer/Cowriter). Online: www.jeremycarverjames.com, @jcarverjames. Et cetera: Special thanks to the friends, family, Talent House team, and Goonlash for their ongoing love and support.
2024: Swing in Something Rotten! and Chantal in La Cage aux Folles. Second season. Stratford: Prince Herbert, French Guard and Minstrel in Monty Python's Spamalot, Swing in Frankenstein Revived. Elsewhere: Tin Man/Iron Man in The Lion of Oz, The Prince in Cinder-Ellie, Mamma Mia! (Tweed and Co.); Mamma Mia! (Drayton Entertainment); Mamma Mia! (Mayfield); Fender in Hairspray (Theatre Aquarius); LeFou in Beauty and the Beast (Globe Theatre); Pavlo in Kamp (Eastern Front Theatre/ Neptune Theatre); Rock of Ages (Stage West Calgary); Beauty and the Beast (Capitol Theatre); Alice Through the Looking Glass, Ensemble in Canada Rocks!, Mamma Mia!, and Tommy Sloane for three seasons in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival). Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance from Toronto Metropolitan University. Online: @doigjosh.
2024: Mme. Dindon, Mme. Renaud in La Cage aux Folles and Smee in Wendy and Peter Pan. Fourth season. Stratford: AD: Man of La Mancha, A Little Night Music; Choreographer: Private Lives. Elsewhere: Miss Stacy in Anne, Tanya in Mamma Mia! (Charlottetown Festival); The Villain in the Ross Petty Pantos (5 Seasons); Myth of the Ostrich, Take Care (Here For Now); Kate in The Wild Party, Charlotte in Falsettos (Musical Stage); Mary in Mary Poppins, Fantine in Les Miserables, Alison in Fun Home (Arts Club); Baker's Wife in Into the Woods (Neptune); Velma in Chicago (Mayfield); Rona in Spelling Bee (Belfry); Les Belles-Soeurs (Nat'l Tour); All Shook Up, Bittergirl (Drayton). Direction & Choreography: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Eclipse); My Fair Lady (Bluebridge); Buddy Holly (Chemainus); Out of Order (Drayton); Godspell, Altar Boyz, SUDS (Arts Club). Online: @sjhosie. Et cetera: SJ owns FAWN at 13 York Street (@fawn.overyou).
2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and understudy in La Cage aux Folles. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Prince William in Sleeping Beauty Panto, Mikey Thomas in Shear Madness, Rocky Balboa in Rocky: The Musical, West Side Story (Drayton Entertainment); Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (Globe Theatre); Jersey Boys, Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Stage West); Mamma Mia!, Crazy For You, A Christmas Carol, West Side Story, Evangeline (Citadel); Usnavi in In The Heights, Judas in Godspell (Theatre Sheridan). Film/TV: Brave Rebel Army, Dark Side of the 2000's. Training: Sheridan College BMTP; Banff/Citadel Professional Training Program; NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Online: @aakelly. Et cetera: Special thanks to Talent House. Endless love to my boys Jude and Nash, pup Blue, and beautiful wife Shelley.
2024: Babette in La Cage aux Folles and Doc Swain in Wendy and Peter Pan. Sixth season. Stratford: Monty Python's Spamalot, Frankenstein Revived, A Chorus Line (Sheila), A Little Night Music (Mrs.Segstrom), Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, Sound of Music, Taming of the Shrew, Pirates of Penzance, Elektra. Elsewhere: Mirvish: The Wizard of Oz (Toronto & National Tour), Lord of the Rings (Eowyn), The Producers; Citadel/Theatre Calgary: Crazy for You (Polly), and West Side Story; Drayton: Lucky Stiff (Rita), How to Succeed... (Hedy LaRue), Cinderella (Baroness). Other: Mina Murray in Dracula: A Chamber Musical (INNERchamber concert); Annie in Lies My Father Told Me (Segal Centre). Et cetera: Ayrin is a mama to two incredible kiddos, 5 and 2 years old. She lives in Stratford and also loves teaching Kuundalini yoga...when she has a spare minute!
2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and Swing, Dance Captain in La Cage aux Folles. Second season. Stratford: Monty Python's Spamalot, Frankenstein Revived. Elsewhere: Matilda (first national tour, Mirvish); The Wizard of Oz (first national tour, Mirvish); Peter Pan in Peter Pan in Wonderland (Ross Petty Productions); five seasons at the Charlottetown Festival; Mamma Mia! (The Grand); Priscilla, Rock of Ages (Drayton); Elf, Mary Poppins (Theatre Aquarius); West Side Story (Vancouver Opera). Choreography: Associate Choreographer - A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary); Mamma Mia!, Kronborg (Charlottetown); Choreographer - Good Grief (Ship's Company); Sugar Highs (Season 1, Emotion); Assassins, Metamorphoses (Theatre Sheridan); Godspell (FAST). Film/TV: Sullivan's Crossing (CTV); Washington Black (Disney/Hulu); FROM (Epix); The Sinner (USA). Awards: Lindsay Thomas Award (Stratford); Alan Lund Dance Award (Charlottetown); Brian Linehan Triple Threat Award (Sheridan College - 2008-2010). Online: @armacpherson. Et cetera: Big love and thanks to Talent House, Flea, Jeff and my family out East.
2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and La Cage aux Folles. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Jeff Douglas in Brigadoon, Phil Davis in White Christmas, The Troubadour, Gypsy, Damn Yankees, Holiday Inn, 1922, Shawground, Fairground (Shaw Festival/5 seasons); The Dream Catchers, The Voices of Canada, We Are Canadian (Charlottetown Festival/3 seasons); Wizard of Oz (Ross Petty Productions); Pepper in Mamma Mia, Roger in Grease (Chemainus Theatre); Bystander (Gwaandak Theatre); Greenlandic Physical Theatre (Arctic Winter Games). Published Works: Seasons of Change, an original book of Poetry available on Amazon. Recordings: Coming in to Peace, The Promise, Moments, Small Town, original albums available on all streaming platforms. Training: Sheridan College. Online: koovy.ca, @koovster. Et cetera: Hey Mom, remember when we flew all the way from the Yukon to see a musical here? Well, this time you get to watch me in it.
2024: Bitelle in La Cage aux Folles and Pirate in Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere (Selected): Charlie in Brigadoon, (Shaw Festival/5th season); Lance Corporal Harold Dawson in A Few Good Men (Drayton Entertainment); Jamal in Escape to Margaritaville (Theatre Calgary); Beadle in Sweeney Todd (Talk Is Free Theatre); David Heard in Choir Boy (Canadian Stage); The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Ross Petty Prodcutions); Sousatzka (Teatro Proscenium Ltd/Elgin Theatre). Choreography/Movement Direction: Into The Woods (Talk Is Free Theatre); Blackout (Musical Stage Company); Damn Yankees (Assistant/Shaw Festival). TV: Milo Strange in Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake Mysteries (CBC); The Boys (Amazon Studios); American Gods (Starz). Training: Sheridan College. Instagram: @davidandrewreid. Et cetera: Jamaican (Xaymacan) by birth, Canadian (Kanatan) by choice. David is excited to be making his Stratford debut alongside great friends and colleagues. Thanks to the TH gang!
2024: Jacob in La Cage aux Folles and Tom in Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Boutons in Cinderella, Charlie/Chadwick and Buddy u/s in Elf the Musical, Merrick and Michael u/s in Peter Pan (Neptune Theatre); Angel in Rent (Rainbow Stage); Nam in A Perfect Bowl of Pho (Toronto Fringe, Patrons' Pick Winner); A Christmas Carol (Magnus Theatre); Cannibal! The Musical (Starvox Entertainment, US première and North American Tour); High School Musical (Theatre Aquarius). Training: 9 Week Conservatory, Fiasco Theater (off Broadway, New York). Online: @verbitty. Et cetera: Pinoy ako. Out and proud. Thank you to my family, to my people, to 10 Talent. Endless gratitude for my husband Richard and his unwavering love and support. Trans Lives Matter. Drag is not a crime. What a dream come true.
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