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The Wick’s La Cage aux Folles Is Glittery Glamorous Pleasure

Lee Roy Reams declaring “I Am What I Am” in The Wick Theatre’s La Cage aux Folles / Photos by Amy Pasquantonio
Lee Roy Reams declaring “I Am What I Am” in The Wick Theatre’s La Cage aux Folles / Photos by Amy Pasquantonio
Lee Roy Reams declaring “I Am What I Am” in The Wick Theatre’s La Cage aux Folles / Photos by Amy Pasquantonio

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Jan 20, 2015 – Spangles sparkle in the spotlight as styling showgirls parade across the stage in a musical celebration of enduring love, joie de vivre and self-respect – which proudly encompasses adherents of every sexuality.

The Wick Theatre’s revival of La Cage aux Folles has everything that its last musical, Mame, was missing – beginning with showbiz pizzazz. If its aging leads Lee Roy Reams and Walter Charles are not as powerfully vibrant as some of their predecessors (although they have done the show before), they more than make up for it with a career’s worth of well-honed theatrical chops that will make many audience members choke up or swell with vicarious pride.

Plus the show amps up every time the lithe and agile cross-dressing chorines Les Cagelles prance and strut to a lively pit band, evoking a modest but daring cabaret show on the French Rivera.

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