Kansas Repertory Theatre has announced the two productions and casts that will make up its 2018 summer repertory season.
The two shows include the musical “La Cage aux Folles” directed by Missy Koonce, written by Harvey Fierstein with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, and Matthew Lopez’s “The Legend of Georgia McBride” directed by Artistic Director Peter Zazzali.
This season’s acting company includes Brian Miller as Georges in “La Cage” and Eddie in “Georgia McBride,” Phil Fiorini as Albin in “La Cage,” and Tracy Mills in “Georgia McBride,” Doug Weaver as Mr. Dindon in “La Cage,” Duncan McIntyre as Jean Michel in “La Cage” and Casey in “Georgia McBride,” Leah Swank-Miller as Jacqueline in “La Cage,” Annette Cooke as Mrs. Dindon in “La Cage,” Brandon Eisman as Rexy in “Georgia McBride,” Noelle Olson as Anne in “La Cage,” Jakob Reitz as Jacob in “La Cage,” Gabrielle Smith as Jo in “Georgie McBride,” Leon Cambridge as Jason in “Georgia McBride,” with Robert Crone, Courtney Crain, and Spencer Gochis as the Cagelles in “La Cage.”
The production team will include choreography by Jake Fisher and Ryan McCall will serve as musical director.
“This season’s selections speak to the creative and open-minded nature of the Lawrence community, comments Zazzali. “Both deploy drag as a vehicle for transformation and personal growth. They are packed with stunning cabaret numbers, comic genius, and flashy spectacle towards delivering a pair of poignant stories about family. In the spirit of Kansas Repertory’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, these stories remind of the importance of accepting people for who they are regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual identity.”
“La Cage aux Folles” and “The Legend of Georgia McBride” run in rep at the Crafton-Preyer Theatre at Murphy Hall beginning July 13th. For exact performance dates and times visit kutheatre.com.
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