June 6th – 22nd, 2014
La Cage aux Folles
Music and Lyrics Jerry Herman
Book Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Eric Polani Jensen
Choreographed by Kate Kingery
Music Director: Paul Linnes

A boisterous and uplifting portrait of love in a nontraditional family, La Cage aux Folles has been one of the stage's biggest hits for over 30 years. In this hilarious musical comedy, Georges and Albin, a gay couple who run and star in a popular drag show, find their domestic peace shattered when their son brings his fiancée’s conservative parents home to meet them. This lively and glittering spectacle celebrates family values, unconditional love and, above all, the need to be proud of who we are.

SHOW TIMES
Thursday, June 5th, 2014 @ 8pm - PWYC PREVIEW
Friday, June 6th, 2014 @ 8pm - OPENING NIGHT
Saturday, June 7th, 2014 @ 8pm
Thursday, June 12th, 2014 @ 8pm
Friday, June 13th, 2014 @ 8pm
Saturday, June 14th, 2014 @ 8pm
Thursday, June 19th, 2014 @ 8pm
Friday, June 20th, 2014 @ 8pm
Saturday, June 21st, 2014 @ 2pm

Saturday, June 21st, 2014 @ 8pm
Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 @ 2pm

MEET THE CAST

Carol Richmond (Marie Dindon/Madame Renaud) Carol is so thrilled to be back on the SSR stage in this wonderful romp! She was recently seen here as Mother in Kiss of the Spiderwoman and Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret. She has been lucky enough to perform on stages in Olympia, Tacoma, Lakewood, and Renton in addition to SSR. Thanks so much to Eric, Paul, Kate and the stellar production team. As always, much love to Elizabeth and Taylor.

Elizabeth Grant (Cagelle) is a recent graduate of Seattle University with a dual degree in Theater and Environmental Studies. Recent credits include A Christmas Carol (SSR), A Chorus Line (BPA), Scrooge! (SMT), and Steel Magnolias (WICA). She is delighted to be working with such a talented cast and crew!

Ryan McCabe (Albin / ZaZa) is returning to the SSR stage following his acclaimed performance in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. Previous credits include: JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA; LES MISERABLES; CHICAGO; NEXT TO NORMAL;  AVENUE Q; [title of show]; A CHORUS LINE; DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG; and REEFER MADNESS: THE MUSICAL. Much love and thanks to my family, Eric, Crystal, Cindy, Dame Shirley Bassey, and Bette Midler.  Honorary Staggering Harlette. 

Brock Madden (Francis) This is Brock's third show with SecondStory Repertory, having played Johnson in its quirky production of "How to Succeed..." last winter. You might've last seen him as The Clown in Centerstage's Winter production of "Cuff Me: A Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody". Brock dedicates this performance to Elvis, the Alpaca Attacker.

Sparkle Leigh (Hannah) Sparkle is a Kute & Kooky Kartoon Klown! She is also spaztaculously excited to be on the SecondStory Rep stage for the first time! Sparkle hails from Seattle with her sister Patient- Check out their Comedy Web Series SISTER LEIGH LOVE on Facebook & YouTube! You can also catch Sparkle around town hanging with her Squirrel Friends at the Puppet Burlesque Society! Playtime Time Episode 2- Beachtime Time COMING THIS SUMMER!!! Have SO much fun & thank you for coming and being a part of this very hysterical Family Story! Love, Light, & *SPaRKLeS!*

Jeff Church (Georges) is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful cast. Recent work includes “Little Women” at Artswest, “Anne of Green Gables” at Village Theatre as well as directing “Gypsy” at SMT. Thank you for supporting the arts and celebrating love and family in its many forms.

Krista Johnson (Anne) is so excited to be making her SSR debut as Anne!  Favorite roles include Margot in LEGALLY BLONDE (SMT), Judy Turner in CHORUS LINE (ART), Liza in 7 BRIDES...(LLO), and MAME (5th Avenue).  Krista would like to thank her always supportive family and friends, her wonderful husband, Spencer, and most of all, God for his immeasurable love and grace. Matthew 5:16

William Hamer (Dindon/Renaud) Bill was last seen at SSR as J. B. Biggly in HOW TO SUCCEED…  He most recently was seen as Andre in SMT’s DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS and Antonio in Taproot Theatre’s ILLYRIA.  He has been seen at many local theaters including The 5th Avenue, The Village Theatre and the Community Theatre.  Among his favorite roles are Hornby-A KIND OF ALASKA, Clive-CHAPS, M. Loyal-TARTUFFE and Horatio-HAMLET.  He thanks his family for all of their support and love, especially his beautiful wife, Gail.

Anthony Pallozzi (Jacob) is excited to be returning to the SSR stage having just appeared in Kiss of the Spider Woman. Anthony has worked as both an actor and choreographer through-out the country. Favorite shows include: The Rocky Horror Show, Oklahoma!, Ragtime, Dames at Sea, Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line, and Chicago. Enjoy the Show!

Christina Masson (Cagelle) has been thoroughly enjoying a 5th chance to strut her stuff on the SSR stage (Joseph..., Zombie Prom, How To Succeed, Keely & Du).  She has recently performed with SMT and LST, and she also stage manages in the Seattle area (SSR, YTN, SMT).  BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from WWU.  Love & thanks to mom, dad, and her fiancé, Dan.

Devon Allen (Chantal) is delighted to be setting foot on SecondStory's stage for the first time. Sacramento to Seattle transplant, his theater credits include Legally Blonde and Ensemble; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at SMT, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Lyric Light Opera, and most recently Seattle Vice at ACT, hosted by Central Heating Lab. An abundance of thanks to the Murrays, the Allens, and of course Andy for all the love and support.

John R. Huddlestun (Jean-Michel) has been waiting to audition for La Cage since it was announced as a part of SSR's season.  For the past year, he inquired persistently about the audition dates.  Then, add to the fact the production team is many of his favorites, and he couldn't be happier.  John was last seen at SSR in Rapunzel, and as Bud Frump in last year's production of How to Succeed... John is one of the founders of STAGEright Theatre, and works assisting the Deaf community during the weekdays.  He is also running his first marathon this summer before he turns 30!  John wishes that everyone can find the enduring, patient, and understanding love that is modeled in La Cage.  Thanks to the Squolf, Eric and Paul, and Beth for making this show possible.  Thanks also go to Sparkle (forever my sister) and the Newsies (for unflappable encouragement).  KJT, life is in perfect order with you on my arm.  I love you.

Jordan Jackson (Cagelle) is all a-flutter with excitement to be a part of this gorgeously flamboyant extravaganza with such a superb cast and crew. A native of Wisconsin, and a graduate of AMDA NYC, Mr. Jackson has been fortunate enough to travel all over the states doing some great theatre with some amazing folks and would love to tell you all about it over that beer you're going to buy him after the show. Not sayin', just sayin'.

Andrew Murray (Phedra) This is Andrew's SIXTH show at SecondStory Repertory, and he is thrilled to be on this stage once again.  Previous favorites at SSR include Sparky in Forever Plaid and Mark in Rent.  Around Seattle he has been seen at The 5th Avenue, Balagan Theatre, Seattle Opera, Book-It!, Open Circle, and Seattle Musical Theatre.  This transformation has been especially challenging, yet exciting, and it is all thanks to his family both onstage and off.  Now: Sissy that Walk.

Britt Boyd (Jacqueline) is delighted to revisit SSR’s mainstage after appearing in A Little Night Music earlier this season.  Favorite local credits include The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Seattle Musical Theatre), Mrs. Armstrong in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Seattle Public Theatre) and Martha in The Secret Garden (Kitsap Forest Theater).  She has also performed locally with Village Theatre, ACT, Living Voices, Theater Schmeater and STAGEright.  By day, Britt introduces young minds to theater as a teaching artist.  For Michael.

MEET THE CAST

Eric Jensen (Director) has been working in the Pacific Northwest theater community as a director, actor and educator over the past 25 years. He has been involved with Village Theatre's New Works Festival for many years and has also directed in Summer Programs for Seattle Children’s Theatre, Village Theatre and most recently here at SSR with Frances Leah King in SSR's Summer production of "Sweeney Todd". Enjoy.

Paul Linnes (Music Director / 2nd Keyboard) has over 30 years of live performance experience, as well as recordings with the Roger Wagner Chorale, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, motion picture soundtracks such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Jurassic Park, Ghost Rider (2007), and several video game titles including “Halo” and “Age of Empires”. He is a pianist, has been a cellist, and holds a M.M. in Vocal Performance (Opera) from the University of Southern California. Past music direction engagements have taken him to theaters all over the greater Puget Sound region. Paul is an active teacher who maintains a private voice studio and teaches voice as part of the Roosevelt High School drama program. He is also a founding member of the UW’s Advisory Board in the Performing Arts. While performing on stage or in the studio is not something he has an opportunity to do much anymore, he loves the “intersection of disciplines” that music direction provides. For Michael – love will always prevail.

Kate Kingery (Choreographer) is exhilarated to be choreographing for this amazingly talented group of performers! After being introduced to dance and musicals as a child in Denver, Kate followed her passion for music to Carleton College (MN), dance to Chicago, and Ultimate Frisbee to Seattle where she plays with Seattle Riot! Favorite Choreography Projects: Chicago & How To Succeed (SSR), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (SMT), Charlie Brown & Zombie Prom (Eastlake HS), On The Town (Carleton College).  Special thanks to my housemates (for putting up with all the furniture moving to facilitate choreography in the living room), Dave (for dealing with the crazy schedule and late nights), & my teammates and my family for their boundless encouragement and support!

Mr. Allbritton (Costume Designer) is thrilled and delighted to be back at SSR for La Cage. He is a designer stuck somewhere in the early 60’s and always thinks pink. He has dressed the likes of Rebecca Luker, Kelly O’Hara and Chad Michaels to name a few. His recent work includes SSR’s Kiss of the Spiderwoman and A Little Night Music, Little Dog Laughed with Arts West, and 25th Annual Spelling Bee at SMT. He would like to dedicated this production to his sisters Ashley and Coco for there continued love and support not to mention their divine inspiration for this show. 

Kim Moore (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back at SSR, working on such a wonderful and fun show. Previously at SSR she Stage Managed Moon Over Buffalo and Unfound Fossils. She has also had the pleasure of working at SMT where she recently Stage Managed Young Frankenstein. She would like to extend a special thanks to her Opa, Roland Sylvestre, for all his many years of love and support.



   

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