Charles Shaughnessy, Jonathan Hammond, Larry Cahn, Zach Trimmer, Terry Lavell, Maureen Brennan Cast in North Shore La Cage
By Andrew Gans
Casting has been announced for the North Shore Music Theatre's upcoming production of the Tony-winning musical La Cage aux Folles, which will begin performances at the Massachusetts venue Sept. 24.
Directed by Charles Repole with choreography by Michael Lichtefeld and musical direction by Dale Rieling, the production will continue through Oct. 6.
The cast will be headed by Emmy winner Charles Shaughnessy as Georges and Jonathan Hammond as Albin with Larry Cahn (M. Dindon), Zach Trimmer (Jean-Michel) Terry Lavell (Jacob), Paula Leggett Chase (Jacqueline), Stephanie Martignetti (Anne), Stacey Todd Holt (Francis), Maureen Brennan (Mme. Dindon) and Al Bundonis (Mssr. Renaud).
The ensemble includes Giovanni Bonaventura (Chantal), Milly Boyce (Bitelle), Stephanie Burkett Gerson (Collette), Shane Hall (Phaedra), Leeds Hill (Hanna), John Jacob Lee (Mercedes), Brett Michael Lockley (Monique), Erika Odegard (Angelique), Lizzy Palmer (Babette), Jacob Paulson (Odette), Ellen Peterson (Mme. Renaud), Kevin Santos (Clo-Clo), Joshua Charles Skurnik (Etienne) and Lucas Thompson (Derma).
La Cage, according to the North Shore, "tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner, Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse, Zaza. When Georges' son brings home his fiancee's conservative parents to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test!" The musical features a score by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein.
The creative team includes Bert Scott (scenic designer), Marcia Zammarelli (costume designer), Martin E. Vreeland (lighting designer), Christopher M. Evans (sound designer), Gerard Kelly (wig and hair designer), John Godbout (production stage manager), Shawn Pryby (production stage manager), Joe Bowerman (associate choreographer), Phill Madore (assistant stage manager), Ben Krauss (assistant music director) and Binder Casting (casting).
La Cage is produced for North Shore Music Theatre by Bill Hanney (owner/producer), Arianna Knapp (artistic director) and Beth Vasta (associate producer).
For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA.
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