Strong Leads, Fantastic Vocals Mark Steel River’s LA CAGE

Picture 577Editor’s note:  I found this write up from www.StageMagazine.org about Steel River’s production of La Cage aux Folles.  I went Thursday night and agree, it was a great show.  Haven’t laughed that hard in a while.  Nice to see the Pottstown arts scene is getting recognition from outside the community!  There are some great pictures of the cast as well!

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (sponsored by Exelon Generation) opened this weekend and runs through Sunday, June 23rd, at the Steel River Playhouse (SRP) in Pottstown, PA, where the talented main cast exudes guts and glitter, while the supporting ensemble in high-heels trips through the dance numbers.

The opening night production was headlined by SRP’s Annual Gala, honoring co-Founder and Artistic Director Deborah Stimson-Snow, and benefactors Susan and Scott Bentley, owners of VideoRay of Pottstown.  Through the years the Bentleys have donated equipment, meeting, storage and lesson space, time and money.  The guests gathered on the second floor, enjoying live opera by talented singers (such as lyrical tenor Michael Kiesling), acknowledgements of the Guests of Honor and SRP’s staff and volunteers, who worked tirelessly to organize the night of revelry.  All of the food and accoutrements were donated by local businesses.  Some guests walked away with raffle prizes including season tickets to SRP, Phillies basesball, dinner for four to Maggiano’s, golf and more.

Co-Founder Marta Kiesling paid homage to her partner Stimson-Snow, the recent recipient of the 2013 Advocacy for Equal Opportunities Award from the Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission, Montgomery County Advisory Council, for her influential work at SRP in advancing civil rights, equal opportunity, intergroup opportunities or human dignity.

To read the rest of this review, click here:  http://www.stagemagazine.org/2013/06/strong-leads-fantastic-vocals-mark-steel-rivers-la-cage/

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