Behind the Scenes
A musical comedy set in a French Riviera nightclub naturally conjures the promise of an entertaining romp full of glitz and glamour, with bits of ribaldry and the risqué tossed in for good measure. As an exotic camp entertainment on steroids, Barter Theatre’s La Cage Aux Folles delivers on this promise in spades, as well as plenty of sequins and feathers. But within the folds of this dazzling ambience lies a surprisingly beautiful love story, of deep and everlasting love that defies description as much as it defies convention. A love that underpins the courage to make bold choices, to be true to oneself and live an authentic life, whatever that may look like to the rest of the world.
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