The film adaptation of La Cage Aux Folles, the multiple award-winning musical and this month's presentation at the Maverick, was translated to The Birdcage ,starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane and contained some of the funniest comedy scenes of the mid-'90s (Lane's drag queen character attempting to walk "macho" stands out as particularly hysterical). And now, this playfully droll tale of a cabaret owner and his loving partner trying to cover their eccentric lifestyles to appease their son's fiance's conservative parents, comes to one of our local stages. La Cage Aux Folles won the Tony for Best Musical in 1983, and the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical in 2010—but this month, it's up for Best Drag Queen Cabaret Comedy in Orange County.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: March 7. Continues through April 26, 2014