Pioneer Theatre Company

A cast list has been announced for Pioneer Theatre Company’s Concert Production of La Cage aux Folles, the beloved gender-bending musical comedy and winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical. La Cage aux Folles is the only Broadway musical to win the Tony for Best Revival twice, and is the source material for the hit film The Birdcage. The concert-style production runs just three performances, March 15 and 16, 2019, and is an add-on to PTC’s 2018-2019 season.

The cast features Broadway actors JAMISON STERN previously at PTC in Ragtime in 2003, and JAMES PATTERSON in the lead roles of Albin and Georges, respectively, and will be joined by faces familiar to PTC. 

Former State Senator and current mayoral candidate JIM DABAKIS returns to the stage in the role of Monsieur Dindon after having appeared as The Narrator in both concert productions of The Rocky Horror Show in 2014 and 2015.

“I am thrilled to have been asked to play the part of an overbearing, loud, judgy senator; [Director] Karen [Azenberg] said that shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for me,” said Dabakis. 

KLEA BLACKHURST, born and raised in Salt Lake City, returns to her roots on PTC’s stage in the role of Jacqueline. A veteran of many PTC productions, her first was The King and I at age 10, and her last was Chicago, in 2006.  

Modeled after the Lincoln Center “Encore” series in New York City, patrons have the opportunity to experience undiscovered theatre gems or infrequently produced musicals, appearing scripts-in-hand, with an onstage orchestra and limited costuming, and the same stellar performances they’ve enjoyed on the main stage.

PTC Artistic Director KAREN AZENBERG directs and choreographs. Costume Designer PATRICK HOLT, who designed 2017’s The Will Rogers Follies, also designs for La Cage aux Folles.HELEN GREGORY is musical director and AARON SPIVEY is lighting designer.

WHO:Pioneer Theatre Company 

WHAT:LA CAGE AUX FOLLESMusic and Lyrics by Jerry HermanBook by Harvey FiersteinBased on the play La Cage aux Folles by Jean Poiret 

WHEN:March 15 and March 16, 2019 

TIMES:Friday, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

WHERE:Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City 

PRICES:$25 – $40 in advance, and $5 more when purchased on the day of the show MORE INFO:Box Office: 801-581-6961Open 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Mon. –

MORE INFO:Box Office: 801-581-6961Open 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Mon. –

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