La Cage Aux Folles

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La Cage aux Folles Plot

IMPORTANT:  Please Note – The attached costume plot is a “suggested” design interpretation of your production and may differ greatly from the Costume World stock.  To guarantee a costume selection that is in closes possible accordance with your specifications, our Designer/Costumer will advise you of the costume options currently available.

Time: Summer
Place: St. Tropez, France

ACT ONE:

OVERTURE:

GEORGES:

Blue brocade dinner jacket, black satin vest, tux pants, tux shirt, bow tie

“WE ARE WHAT WE ARE”

LES CAGELLES:

Very elaborate beaded and decorated robes, headbands

CHANTAL (OPERA DIVA):

Yellow and Frilly

HANNA (S&M MASTER):

White fitted coat with starburst, always carries a whip

PHAEDRA:

Coat with collar that turns up and is a rose

6 ROBES CONNECTED TO THE SET (BACKS TO AUDIENCE): SET FLIES WITH THE ROBES TO REVEAL PASTEL ART-DECO PAJAMAS
THEN THE PAJAMAS BREAK AWAY TO REVEAL SATIN SAILOR TOPS WITH TAB SKIRTS AND TRUNKS. COLORS RANGE FROM PINK TO PURPLE
END OF NUMBER. REMOVE WIGS

BACKSTAGE:

WARDROBE WOMAN:

Skirt, blouse and smock

STAGE MANAGER (FRANCIS):

Slacks, shirt, headset

THE APARTMENT:

MERCEDES:

Short men’s robe and slippers, puts on pink baby doll dress

JACOB:

Red and gold brocade gown (too big), boa, egret, funny wig. Change to blue print blouse, peach capri pants

GEORGE:

Repeat

DRUG DELIVERY:

Lab coat, slacks, shirt, tie

ALBIN:

Blue Robes, blue slippers, bib apron

“A LITTLE MORE MASCARA”

ALBIN:

Removes robe, sits at makeup table in full undergarment. Steps into white full length beaded dress. Wig with tiara (undergarment and wig not provided)

FOUR LADIES:

Underwear and robes with feather trim

BACKSTAGE:

GEORGE:

White sweater, slacks, blue shirt, ascot

THREE CHORUS BOYS:

Two in robes; One in T-shirt, sweat pants (tight), heavy socks, tennis shoes

JACOB:

Turquoise backless blouse, white apron, white capri pants, white babushka

APARTMENT:

GEORGE:

Repeat

JEAN MICHEL:

Blue sweater, blue shirt, slacks

“WITH ANNE ON MY ARM”

ANNE:

Blue crepe skirt, blue leotard to look like a camisole, belt, flowers in hair

ALBIN:

Orange and black kimono, white towel turban

STREET SCENE – “THE PROMENADE”

CHORUS:

Basic summer street clothes

SPECIFIC PEOPLE:

Bicyclist, two couples, waiter, restaurant owner and wife

“SONG ON THE SAND”

ALBIN:

White silk leisure suit, white silk shirt, scarf at neck, chains, sunglasses, large straw hat, carries scarf (Sunglasses and jewelry not provided)

GEORGE:

Add light blue jacket

JACQUELINE:

Purple and green pants suit, scarf, jewelry (jewelry not provided)

BACKSTAGE:

JACOB:

Apron, blouse, peach capri pants

HANNA:

Black 40’s coat, trunks, fedora

THREE CHORUS BOYS:

Rehearsal clothes

WARDROBE WOMAN:

Repeat

FRANCIS:

Add neck brace (not provided)

JEAN MICHEL:

Slacks, plaid shirt, sweater tied around waist

GEORGE:

Red brocade dinner jacket, matching vest, tux shirt, tux pants, bowtie

ALBIN:

Pink beaded long dress with feather trim, necklace, red wig with feathers. Adds a second skirt with ruffle petticoat to match can can. (wig not provided)

ONE MORE CHORUS BOY:

Ballet rehearsal clothes

“LA CAGE AUX FOLLES”

ALBIN:

Adds boa to match dress. Removes skirt at end of bird number

LES CAGELLES:

Very elaborate bird leotards with feather, tails, headpieces and beaded tights

QUICK CHANGE TO CAN CAN DRESS:

Purple/Chartreuse/Pink Beaded and trimmed with black velvet ribbon, headpieces, black ruffle pantaloons, and mitts

ALBIN:

Pink sequin coat dress with tux shirt dickey and bow tie to look like Mae West. Cane

LES CAGELLES:

Slide down poles. White tailcoats, sequined vest, tux shirt, bowtie, trunk, black hard men’s wigs with one earring. Remove wig at end. (wig and earring not provided).

HANNA:

Black harness leotard connected with rings, leather and gold trim (very S&M), black gloves

TWO BOYS:

Black unitards with gold trim, black cat hood with ears, tail

ALBIN:

Changes in wings. Blue long beaded dress. Uses towel to cover up. Add chiffon beaded coat

“I AM WHAT I AM”

6 LES CAGELLES:

Repeat opening robes

ALBIN:

Repeats blue dress. Removes wig at end of number

GEORGE:

Repeat

ACT II

“SONG ON THE SAND”

CHORUS:

Repeat “Promenade” clothes

ALBIN:

Repeat white silk leisure suit. Add black and white striped shirt, black and white scarf at neck, black carrying scarf. Same sunglasses, white straw hat with black band

JACOB:

Egyptian towel tunic and headdress

GEORGES:

Light green linen jacket, pink shirt, ascot, pink pocket square, cream slacks

“MASCULINITY”

ALBIN:

Repeat

GEORGE:

Repeat

CHORUS:

As per character

RESTAURANT OWNER

– Slacks and shirt

WIFE:

Skirt, blouse and apron

WAITER:

Pants, Lacoste shirt, apron

CUSTOMER:

Two piece dark shit, shirt, tie

BOYS:

Sportswear (tight shorts), some with hats and scarves

FRANCIS:

Shirt, slacks and neck brace

“LOOK OVER THERE”

JACOB:

Brown velvet livery costume, vest, knickers, lace shirt, large lavender bow, white wig, tights, tricorn (wig not provided)

JEAN MICHEL:

Navy blazer, white shirt, tie, beige slacks

GEORGES:

Two piece grey suit, white shirt, red tie, pocket square

ALBIN:

Two piece blue suit, white shirt, tie, belt

FRANCIS:

Arm sling, neck brace, shirt, slacks (arm sling not provided)

“COCKTAIL COUNTERPOINT”

ALBIN:(AS MOTHER)

Burgundy two piece suit, blouse, matching cape, pillbox hat, and gloves

DINDON:

Three piece navy suit, white shirt, red tie, white hankie

MADAM DINDON:

Navy dress with cream trim, purse

ANNE:

Pink linen dress, blue sash, blue flowers in hair

“THE BEST OF TIMES”

GEORGES:

Repeat

ALBIN:

Repeat (at end of song pulls off wig)

JEAN MICHEL:

Repeat

DINDON:

Repeat

MADAME DINDON:

Repeat

ANNE:

Repeat

JACQUELINE:

Blue beaded silk dress

CHORUS:

Dresses in restaurant attire

WAITERS:

Black vest, tux pants, white shirt, bowtie, long white apron

ACCORDION PLAYER:

Same as waiters (no apron)

MAITRE D’

– Tux

DINNER GUESTS:

Men – suits
Ladies – Evening wear (not formal) But a lot of beaded tops

TRANSITIONS:

LES CAGELLES:

Assorted previously seen costumes

APARTMENT:

JACQUELINE:

Repeat, but adds large scarf

FINALE:

GEORGES:

Removes coat and tie. Adds silver dinner jacket and grey bowtie

6 LES CAGELLES:

Yellow may dresses, individually designed with petals and ruffles

MERCEDES:

Beautiful yellow dress

HANNA:

Yellow riding coat, tricorn

CHANTAL:

Delicate yellow dress

PHAEDRA:

Yellow dress with hat that flaps up in the back

ESCAPE:

ANNE:

Pink satin vest, tux shirt, bowtie, trunks, tights, boa (A Les Cagelles costume)

JACOB:

Turquoise fringed leotard, fringed hat, mitts

MADAME DINDON:

Pink robe, boa, panties as worn by boys before

DINDON:

Larger version of Albin’s first pink beaded long dress, two tone boa, wig with feathers

THREE BOYS: (PHOTOGRAPHERS)

Suits, shirt, ties, hats

GRAND FINALE:

GEORGES:

Repeat

ALBIN:

Three piece white suit, lavender shirt, lilac tie and pocket square

CURTAIN CALL:

CHORUS:

In character costumes

ESCAPEES:

In previous costumes

LES CAGELLES:

Opening robes and wigs. Remove robes and wigs to expose actors as people

GEORGES:

Removes dinner jacket. Adds grey dressing gown

ALBIN:

Removes white jacket. Adds white dressing gown