January 24, 2005
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-The Amherst College Music Department will present the Broadway hit "La Cage aux Folles" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 27, 28 and 29, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center. Tickets are free for those with an Amherst ID and $5 to the general public. Reservations are available at lacage@gmail.com.

Winner of the 1984 Tony Award for Best Musical and currently in revival on Broadway, "La Cage" is based on an original play by Jean Poiret, and features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ("Hello, Dolly," "Mame") and book by Harvey Fierstein ("Torch Song Trilogy"). Direction and set design are by guest professional A. Scott Parry, choreography is by Smith College Artist-in-Residence Mark Allan Davis, lighting design is by Michael Baumgarten, costume design is by Emily Rosenberg '07 and musical direction and production coordination are by Mark Lane Swanson. The Amherst College Orchestra is "in the pit," and 40 Five College students are part of the cast and production team. "La Cage" was prepared entirely during interterm. It is funded by the Department of Music, the Association of Amherst Students (AAS), the Office of the President, the Office of Student Activities, and the Gay Pride Alliance.

All tickets not claimed by 7:45 p.m. on the night of the performance will be released to persons on the waiting list.