Gammage Goer Tami's Review:
"I had the pleasure of seeing La Cage aux Folles at ASU Gammage last night, and WHAT a pleasure it was! As anyone who knows me can attest, I tend to shy(run?) away from the classics, and often times revivals can fall into this category for me as well. NOT this one! I first saw this show in2008 in NYC, and for that revival – Douglas Hodge actually won the Tony for his role as Albin. I was nervous coming into this production, knowing how high Hodge had set the bar – but I must say, I was not IN THE LEAST BIT disappointed! Christopher Sieber was MAGNIFICENT as Albin. His comedic timing was impeccable and his voice was superb. His empowering rendition of “I am what I am” to close the first act brought both tears and chills. Truly beautiful.
The other unique aspect of this show that I enjoyed was the “pre-show” conversation/heckling that took place in the auditorium amongst the audience and “Lilly White@ss”, one of the show’s fabulous Queens. You should always shoot to be early to Gammage (for parking purposes), but you might want to be even a little earlier than usual to partake in the pre-show dialogue."
Gammage Goer Jeff's Review:
"LA CAGE AUX FOLLES isn’t the best show I’ve ever seen, but it does have one of the best performances I’ve seen in a while. The show itself isn’t much to speak of; it’s campy and fun with an entertaining script and couple of songs that stick with you, but a score that is mostly forgettable. The production is clever, making the large Gammage Auditorium feel like a cabaret.
Although the cast is uneven, Christopher Sieber’s performance is worth the price of admission. Sieber, as the flamboyant and fabulous Albin, brings the most humanity to the stage, in a role that could easily become a caricature (see Birdcage). He is seamlessly subtle and vulnerable, yet commanding and powerful. His delivery of the Act 1closer “I Am What I Am” is heartbreaking and empowering all at once, and handled with a raw honesty usually eaten alive by an auditorium of this size. Sieber’s booming voice seemed to fill Gammage unaided by his microphone as he brought the house down.
All in all, La Cage is a goodtime, campy fun, and an opportunity to see a brilliant actor at his (and her)best. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets."
Gammage Goer Jessie's Review:
"La Cage Aux Folles was full of great energy, tons of laughs and a storyline that keeps you on your toes the whole time… even if it is solely to see what outfits Zaza wears next! I had never seen The Birdcage nor knew the storyline so I was blown away throughout the entire performance. The first 15 minutes were SO confusing as I was trying to figure out why these “women” had such long legs, small bodies and could move the way they did. Slowly but surely I understood the plot and felt the true meaning of La Cage Aux Folles. This performance was an energetic 3-hour show that had me grinning from cheek to cheek the entire time. The theme is to be yourself, love who you are and embrace one another’s differences. I give it 5 stars and two solid thumbs up! What are you waiting for….. Go get your tickets!"