La Cage Tour, with George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber, Begins Oct. 11

By Andrew Gans
October 11, 2011

Tony nominee Christopher Sieber and stage and screen star George Hamilton head the cast of the national tour of the recent Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles, which launches Oct. 11-16 at the Civic Center in Des Moines, IA.



Sieber, who appeared on Broadway as Georges opposite Harvey Fierstein, plays the role of Albin in the national tour with Hamilton as Georges.

They are joined on stage by Billy Harrigan Tighe as Jean-Michel, Bernard Burak Sheredy as M. Renaud/M. Dindon, Cathy Newman as Mme. Dindon/ Mme. Renaud, Jeigh Madjus as Jacob, Gay Marshall as Jacqueline, Allison Blair McDowell as Anne, Dale Hensley as Francis, Ashley Kate Adams as Colette, Danny Vaccaro as Tabarro, Matt Anctil as Angelique, Mark Roland as Hanna, Donald Shorter, Jr. as Chantal, Trevor Downey as Phaedra, Logan Keslar as Bitelle, Terry Lavell as Mercedes, Todd Thurston as Male Ensemble (waiter), SuEllen Estey as Female Ensemble Adult, Todd Lattimore as Male Swing, Christophe Caballero as Male Swing and Rylyn Juliano as Female Swing.

The current tour itinerary follows:
Oct. 11-16 at the Civic Center in Des Moines, IA
Oct. 18-23 at the State in Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 25-30 at the Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, NY
Nov. 1-6 at the Hippodrome in Baltimore, MD
Nov. 8-20 at the Palace in Cleveland, OH
Dec. 6-18 at the Shubert in Boston, MA
Dec. 20-Jan. 1, 2012, at the Bank of America in Chicago, IL
Jan. 3-15 at the Fox in St. Louis, MO
Jan. 17-Feb. 12 at the Eisenhower Theatre in Washington, DC
Feb. 14-19 at the Kravis Center in W. Palm Beach, FL
Feb. 21-26 at the Tampa Bay PAC in Tampa, FL
Feb. 28-March 4 at the Philharmonic in Naples, FL
March 6-11 at the Dupont in Wilmington, DE
March 13-18 at the Benedum in Pittsburgh, PA
March 20-25 at the Orpheum in Memphis, TN
April 10-22 at the Music Hall in Dallas, TX
April 24-May 6 at the Hobby Center in Houston, TX
May 8-13 at the Majestic in San Antonio, TX
May 15-20 at the Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, AZ
May 29-June 3 at the Belk in Charlotte, NC
June 5-10 at the Bob Carr in Orlando, FL
June 12-24 at the Broward PAC in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
July 10-22 at the Pantages in Los Angeles, CA
July 24-Aug. 5 at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, CA

The national tour is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, David Babani and Fran and Barry Weissler in association with NETworks Presentations.  

La Cage aux Folles, according to press notes, "tells the story of Georges (George Hamilton) the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin (Christopher Sieber), who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancée's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly!"

La Cage aux Folles features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret. This production is choreographed by Lynne Page and directed by Terry Johnson, who won a 2010 Tony Award for his direction. It won the 2010 Best Revival (Musical) Tony. The original revival cast included Kelsey Grammer and Tony winner Douglas Hodge.