Go see 'La Cage Aux Folles;' Save a bundle if you go in drag

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The Footlight Players are continuing their run of the musical comedy "La Cage Aux Folles." The show runs through Sunday, May 17; but if you go tonight, May 7, and do so in drag you can shave the $30 admission price down to $15!

The play is a boisterous and uplifting celebration of love, family, and acceptance in an untraditional setting, filled with outlandish costumes, extravagant dance numbers, and snazzy songs including "The Best of Times," "I am What I Am," and the title song "La Cage Aux Folles."

Here's a bit more about it from their Web site:

The inspiration for the 1996 film The Bird Cage (starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane), this heartwarming tale will add a touch of glamorous showbiz to your night. Georges is the manager of a nightclub in St. Tropez that features drag performers and the other is the club's star attraction and Georges' devoted lover, Albin. They have lived in sun-drenched bliss together for 20 years but their way of life is threatened when Georges' son, Jean-Michel, (the product of a confused one night fling with a woman named Sybil) declares he is engaged to the daughter of a prominent right-wing politician. Aware that the extreme anti-homosexual values held by his fiance's father may affect his relationship, Jean-Michel hides the truth about his unorthodox family. But when his future in-laws come for a visit, the truth comes out in the wildest of ways. Adding to the mayhem is the wild and crazy (but definitely gorgeous) Cagelles.

So far the show has been received well locally, including in this quirky review for The Charleston City Paper. The play also received a Tony Award and was one of Broadway's biggest hits.

The show starts at 8 p.m. today through the 16th, and at 3 p.m. on the 17th. Tickets are $20 for students.

Buy tickets at the door or online.