CRITIC‘S PICK!…East West Players lets fly a heartfelt take on La Cage Aux Folles” – Los Angeles Times
“East West’s stunningly rousing La Cage Aux Folles does Fierstein & Herman proud!” – BroadwayWorld
Wow!” – StageSceneLA
“20 Great Cultural Events in 2016” – LA Downtown News

La Cage Aux Folles

Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play by Jean Poiret
Directed by Tim Dang
Musical Direction by Marc Macalintal
Choreography by Reggie Lee

May 12, 2016 thru June 26, 2016

This multiple Tony Award winner for Best Musical about a gay couple who own a glitzy drag club is given a fresh, sleek and racy look that only East West Players can deliver.

The charmed lives of Georges, the suave owner, and Albin, his high-strung star performer, are turned upside down when George’s son, Jean-Michel, returns with his fiancée, Anne. Cultures collide as Georges and Albin are introduced to Anne and her ultra-conservative parents in this jubilant musical that inspired the movie, The Birdcage.

Generous support for this production is provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation Endowment for East West Players and is produced in association with the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Additional funding is provided by The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, OUT Fund, and the Circle of Change.

In community partnership with Gay Men’s Chorus Los Angeles.

Running time: 2.5 hours with a 15 minute intermission


Creative Team

Set design by Victoria Petrovich
Lighting design by Karyn Lawrence
Costume design by Anthony Tran
Sound design by Cricket Myers
Props by Ken Takemoto
Stage Manager: Ondina V. Dominguez

May 12 – June 26, 2016

Preview Performances

Previews are Thursday, May 12; Friday, May 13; and Saturday, May 14 (all at 8 p.m.), and Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m.

Opening Night

A ticket to opening night on Wednesday, May 18, at 8 p.m. includes a 7 p.m. pre-performance cocktail reception and a post-show reception with the cast and creative team. (Call EWP for ticket prices and availability.)

Pay-What-You-Can Performance

Thursday, May 19, at 8 p.m.

Post-Show Discussion

Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m.

A chat with the performers and creative team immediately follows the show.

Wine Down Fridays

A complimentary glass of red or white wine will be served before the Friday show during the regular performance run. (Interested parties must be 21 years of age or older to drink).

Get on the Dance Floor!

There will be music and dancing one hour in the courtyard before curtain and pre-show entertainment in theater 15 minutes before curtain for all of the performances.

Aloha Tim!

Celebrate the final performances June 22-26 with outgoing artistic director Tim Dang with a Chinese buffet and drinks one hour before showtime Wednesday through Saturday night. At the closing performance Sunday matinee, the buffet and drinks will occur after the performance with the cast/crew.

Special guests include Rachel Bloom, John Cho & Kerri Higuchi, Amy Hill, Alec Mapa, and Randall Park!

Get your tickets online here.


Reggie Lee

Reggie Lee

Fans of Pirates of the Caribbean and Prison Break will immediately recognize actor Reggie Lee, currently starring as Sergeant Drew Wu on Grimm. He talks about his career, his first big break, dancing for Prince, and his choreography for East West Players’ production of “La Cage Aux Folles” via Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast.

Listen now at‪.


Video by Charles Uy.
East West Players Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Cesar Cipriano and Carlos Chang Perform the Tango in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES


Photos by Michael Lamont.

Volunteer as an usher and see the show the same day! Ushers are needed for every performance during the run of La Cage Aux Folles. Sign up today >>

Bring the “pride of St. Tropez, the envy of the cabaret world, & the jewel of the Riviera” to the heart of Little Tokyo!

La Cage Aux Folles completes EWP’s milestone 50th Anniversary Season. This is the last production to be directed by our visionary Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang as he prepares to step down this summer after leading East West Players for 23 years.

What We Need:

Your donation will help us to create a resounding theatrical experience! $9,000 will help us meet production costs including:

  • Materials to build dynamic sets and thrilling costumes featuring leather, feathers, and lots and lots of sequins!
  • Rehearsal time and fees, so we can pay our talented professional designers and spectacular cast of 15 singers, dancers and actors
  • Outreach: Working in association with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, we are offering a comprehensive internship to six LGBT youth and giving them a chance to learn, grow , excel and even transform through gaining practical skills, work experience, and exposure to the arts
  • Thanks to our Angel, Wendy Chang, Director of the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, we will receive $8,900 in matching funds for La Cage Aux Folles if our goal is met and every contribution will be doubled!

What You Get:

With your donation, we are offering shout outs, print recognition, free tickets, exclusive opportunities to meet and be photographed with the cast and director,  and a one-of-a-kind memorabilia from the show.

Other Ways:

If you’re not able to make a donation – or even if you are, and you still want to do more – there are plenty of other ways you can support us!

Special thanks to Charles Uy for shooting and editing our video.

La Cage of Folles Wall of Fame

Allandennisrich • Akello Stone • Anonymous • Ariel Estrada • Crystal Yu • Dadzos • Daniel Duncan • Daniel Mayeda • Darrel Cummings • David Syner • Evan Freed • Gay Yuen • Howard Ho and Jully Lee • Joannet • John Awakuni • J. Almedilla • Joyce Liu • J. Almedilla • JTconsult • Lynn Waggoner • Karen Huie • Ken Lee • Krystel Gapasin • Kyle Deichman • Marcandrico • Marian Sata • Maryee • Mas Yoshida • Michael Cantelon • Paul Kikuchi • Randall Tamura • Robertgdavis1 • Sam Miller • Sara Sluss • Snehal Desai • Sonnlit • Whatthephong