at 3Below Theaters
288 S Second St, San Jose, CA
288 S Second St, San Jose, CA


04/02/2022 – 4/24/2022

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is now closed. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our first production since being shut down in March of 2020 due to the pandemic. The production was a joy to produce, made even better by such enthusiastic audiences. If you saw the production and are considering joining us for our entire season, please contact our box office as we will apply the value of your ticket toward a series subscription. We’ve also added some images from the production below…enjoy!

Previews 03/31 & 04/01

Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman 
Based on the Play by Jean Poiret

Produced and Directed by Scott Evan Guggenheim
Musical Direction by Stephen Guggenheim
Choreographed by Alan Palmer

WINNER! Best Musical
1984, 2005, & 2010 Tony® Awards!

Sequins and feathers fly as family values and outrageous comedy take center stage at San Jose Playhouse with the legendary Tony Award® winning musical. This crowd-pleasing, rollicking, and heartwarming musical about family, commitment, show biz, and drag remains one of musical theatre’s all-time biggest hits. A fun, silly musical based on the film and play of the same name, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is the first show to ever win the Tony Award for Best Musical three times. With a score by Jerry Herman (MAME, HELLO, DOLLY!) and a book by Harvey Fierstein (NEWSIES, KINKY BOOTS) you’ll discover that “the best of times” is now!

Set against the glitter of a Saint-Tropez nightclub, a middle-aged gay couple agree to hide their relationship when their son returns home to announce his engagement…to the daughter of the Tradition, Family and Morality Party leader. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be…but Albin has other plans: a gender bending plot of Shakespearean proportions! Feathers get ruffled and households upended in a poignant tale of one family’s struggle to stay together, stay fabulous, and above all else, stay true to themselves. The result is a hilarious, heartwarming tale about the real meaning of family, and the power of love and understanding to dissolve the walls between “us” and “them.”

production photography by dave lepori

    • Tickets

      Admission: $25 – $55

      $55 Regular

      $50 Students, seniors, educators, and military

      $45 Youth

      $25 for Previews

      Group Discounts and Fundraising Opportunities available | Learn more

    • Showtimes

      Thursdays at 7:30pm 

      Fridays at 7:30pm

      Saturdays at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

      Sundays at 2:30pm

      No Saturday matinee on April 2

      Post-show Talk-backs: Thursday, April 7 & 21

    • Length

      La Cage Aux Folles runs 2 hours 30 minutes including one 15 minute intermission. 

    • Awards & Press

      WINNER! Best Revival of a Musical – 2010 Tony® Awards!

      WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical – 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award

      WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical – 2010 Drama Desk Award

      WINNER! Best Revival of a Musical – 2005 Tony® Awards!

      WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical – 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award

      WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical – 2005 Drama Desk Award

      WINNER! Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical – 1984 Tony® Awards!

      WINNER! Outstanding New Broadway musical – 1984 Outer Critics Circle

      WINNER! Outstanding Music – 1984 Drama Desk Award

      “Though the show celebrates the marriage of one over-the-top drag queen and her enduringly loyal guy, La Cage now registers more than ever as feel-good family entertainment.” –The New York Times

      La Cage aux Folles is an extravagant, old-fashioned family musical containing likable characters, a sentimental love story, sumptuous sets and costumes – and songs that can be hummed on the way home.” –The New York Times

      “It’s a family show, and if the family happens to be gay, that’s of no moment. If Rodgers and Hammerstein were in full swing today, they’d have grabbed it, for it makes The King and I seem rather daring by comparison.” –New York Daily News

    Alan Palmer

    Stephen Guggenheim

    Jason Kimmel

    Brian Conway

    Susan Gundunas

    Jackson Davis

    Brenna Sammon

    MaryTheresa Capriles

    B Noel Thomas

    Isai Centeno

    Jim Rupp

    La Cage Aux Folles is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.