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In 1983, a cry of freedom rang out from Broadway to London and Berlin, heralding the triumph of a musical insisting on the right to a brightly coloured life outside of narrow-minded conventionality.


Georges runs the nightclub La Cage aux Folles. Its showstopping star is his spouse, the drag queen Zaza, aka Albin. One day, Jean-Michel, the son of Georges from a past relationship, shows up: he wants to marry Anne, the daughter of an ultra-conservative family, and to Albin’s enormous disappointment, he asks Georges to come alone when meeting her family. Albin is deeply hurt. But when the dinner party then takes place at Chez Jacqueline, he won’t be denied.

Today a classic of the genre, Jerry Herman’s musical has provided us with an empowering paean to the fight for more openness and fairness, and not just for the queer scene. With Barrie Kosky’s production, the piece becomes a timeless call to arms: be true to yourself and to each other!

3 hr 6 min incl. intermission

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Jerry HermanMusical [1983]Music and lyrics by Jerry HermanBook by Harvey FiersteinBased on the play La Cage aux Folles by Jean PoiretGerman text by Martin G. Berger
Participating artists
Klaus Bruns (Kostüme)
Jean-Christophe Charron (Chor)
Rufus Didwiszus (Bühnenbild)
Franck Evin (Licht)
Barrie Kosky (Inszenierung)
Otto Pichler (Choreographie)
Koen Schoots (Musikalische Leitung)
Mariana Souza (Stepp-Choreographie)
Johanna Wall (Dramaturgie)
Peter Renz (Georges)
Tilo Nest (Georges)
Stefan Kurt (Albin)
Tom Erik Lie (Albin)
Daniel Daniela Ojeda Yrureta (Jakob)
Nicky Wuchinger (Jean-Michel)
Ferdinand Keller (Jean-Michel)
Maria-Danaé Bansen (Anne Dindon)
Paulina Plucinski (Anne Dindon)
Tom Erik Lie (Edouard Dindon)
Christoph Späth (Edouard Dindon)
Andreja Schneider (Marie Dindon)
Rebekka Burckhardt (Marie Dindon)
Helmut Baumann (Jaqueline)
Diemut Wauer (Frances)
Angelika Gummelt (Frances)
Andre Ottens-Körbl (Renaud)
Lorenz Lederer (Renaud)
Shane Dickson (Odette)
Christopher Bolam (Clo Clo)
Danielle Bezaire (Frou Frou)
Danilo Brunetti (Mercedes)
Brittany Young (Josephine)
Benjamin Gericke (Hanna)
Kai Braithwaite (Nicole)
Michael Fernandez (Chantal)
Paulina Plucinski (Angélique)
Davide De Biasi (Monique)
Lindsay Dunn (Bitelle)
Kai Chun Chuang (Phaedra)
Silvano Marraffa (Dance Captain)
Komparserie! (Komparserie)
Chorsolisten der Komischen Oper Berlin (Chor)
Dates
April 2024
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