what happens when the in-laws come to The la cage aux folles nightclub

Book by Harvy Fierstein
Music & lyrics by Jerry Herman

La Cage aux Follies centers around Georges, the owner of the La Cage Aux Folles nightclub, which features a drag show starring his partner and the love of his life, Albin, otherwise known as ZaZa.  After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and Albin face the hardest challenge of their relationship yet: meeting their son, Jean-Michel’s fiance’s parents.

Albin has always raised Jean-Michel, Georges’ biological son, as his own. But when Jean-Michel falls in love and becomes engaged to the daughter of an ultra-conservative, anti-gay politician, Georges feels compelled to try to present a more “traditional” family to Jean-Michel’s potential in-laws. When Albin tries and fails to take on a masculine persona in the role of Uncle Al, he gets more creative in order to find a way to be part of the “meet the parents” experience and presents himself to the future in-laws as Mom. 

Based on Jean Poiret’s 1973 French play of the same name, the multi-Tony award-winning La Cage Aux Folles is a musical filled with spectacle and heart.