This evening, we warm the night one last time with the heart and hilarity of our season opening treasure, La Cage Aux Folles. Audiences found that the stars aligned for this cast, a mix of familiar faces and some new to Imagine in our tenth production. First time director Audrey Rush and her production team were masters of transformation; turning Wall Street into the hottest club on the Riviera, confusing our senses with the lovely and dangerous Cagelles, and bringing together some of Columbus’ brightest gems in one of our strongest ensembles.
If you haven’t joined us yet, carefully brave the snow. We are so terribly proud of this fabulous production! Seats can still be reserved at www.imaginecolumbus.org/reservations or purchased at the door.
We are excited to announce that we have chosen our flock that will turn Wall Street Night Club into La Cage Aux Folles in February! After a grueling audition process, the production team has assembled a cast that will dazzle with their high kicks and voices.
Congratulations to this wonderful ensemble and thank you to everyone who made it so tough to choose!
Performances run February 19 – March 2, 2014
Georges - Jeb Bigelow
Albin - Ryan Scarlata
Jean-Michel - Anthony Tipton
Jacob - Terrence Brown
Francis - Garrett Zollars
Anne - Linsey Riley
Jacqueline - Andrea Klinker
Renaud/Dindon - Ryan Stem
Mme Renaud/Marie Dindon - Elena Reinert
Etienne - Tom Miller
Tabarro - Greg Zunkiewicz
Chantal - Tilton Wiley
Hanna - Jesse Weaver
Phaedra - Steve Stumphauzer
Bitelle - Kyle Rutkowski
Mercedes – Javonne LaFontaine
Director – Audrey Rush
Music Director – Tim Valentine
Choreographer – Zoe Lathan
Stage Manager – Dana Anderson
Lighting Designer – Rob Philpott
Costumer – Jackie Farbeann
Imagine will transform Wall Street Night Club into La Cage Aux Folles in February for our first full production of 2014. You may know the story from the 1996 movie The Birdcage with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. So that means, we have the perfect venue to showcase a cast of hot high-kicking drag queens. We are excited to announce Audrey Rush as director after her recent appearance as Maria in 9 to 5. Audrey has worked with Actors’ Theatre and Mad Lab locally after completing her degree in Theatre from The Ohio State University. The production team includes Tim Valentine, musical director; Dana Anderson, stage manager; Zoe Lathan, choreographer; Jackie Farbeann, costumer; and Rob Philpott, set/lighting designer.
The cast will include:
13-15 men: Albin, Georges, Jean-Michel, Anne, Edouard Dindon/Mr. Renaud, Jacob, Francis, Les Cagelles (6-8)
3 women: Anne, Jacqueline, Marie Dindon/Mme. Renaud
Actors should prepare a brief vocal selection and be ready to learn a dance combination. An accompanist will be provided. Auditions will be on Saturday, December 14 starting at 1:00pm at Stonewall Columbus in the Short North. Call-backs will take place on Sunday, December 15.
Sign-up today for your audition time at www.imaginecolumbus.com/auditions.
Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org