U.S. Tour of La Cage Aux Folles

Anyone seen the current tour of La Cage Aux Folles?

I’m taking my niece next week to see it in San Diego. She loves the original French film (to which I can take credit for introducing her!). I also love the original film but have never seen the musical adaption (I’ve never seen it on stage in any form- I realize it was a non-musical stage play before it was a film).

I don’t know any of the songs, but I’ve decided to wait and hear them for the first time as we watch the show. I see that the songs were written by Jerry Herman, who wrote the songs for Hello Dolly!, songs I do like (for the most part) so that’s promising.

I do have my hopes set pretty high for George Hamilton as Georges. Zorro: The Gay Blade has been one of my favorite movies since highschool. I think Hamilton could be great in this (though I don’t know if he can sing, and I don’t know how much singing is required of his character).