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La Cage Aux Folles
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Review: “La Cage aux Folles”
*** RATING | Musical sparkles in Arvada
By John Moore
Denver Post Theater Critic
Article Last Updated: 11/29/2007 12:11:50 AM MST
You’ll not find a play or musical with a clearer mantra than this: “I am what I am.”
The Arvada Center’s “La Cage aux Folles” is a garish, audacious and flamboyantly fun musical comedy, but its goal is so heartbreakingly humble: tolerance. The stakes here aren’t nearly as high as in its forebear, “Cabaret,” but their parallel pleas echo, from World War II Berlin, past the 1980s French Rivera, to Arvada today.
This is a smart, heartfelt old musical that doesn’t feel old, because we still haven’t quite gotten the message.
‘Plaid’ makes a checkered comeback
By Lisa Bornstein, Rocky Mountain News
Friday, November 16, 2007
The boys in plaid are back, in an utterly contrived and too-long show that’s nonetheless beautifully performed, directed and choreographed.Â Read the whole review at Rocky Mtn New Website.