Marc Jacobs, assistant professor of theatre and dance, is directing “La Cage Aux Folles” at Broadway by the Bay. The show opens Thursday, Sept. 16 and runs through Oct. 3 in the 1,600-seat theatre at 600 N. Delaware St., San Mateo.
This is the second time Jacobs has directed “La Cage,” a funny and touching story of acceptance focusing on a gay couple and the adventures that ensue with the prospects of an ultra conservative introduction.
Says Jacobs, "What I love about doing musicals is that -- despite the songs, dance and humor -- there's usually a serious issue underneath. Sometimes the most sensitive subjects, such as homophobia, bigotry, family relations (as in "La Cage aux Folles"), can be dealt with more readily through the healing qualities of laughter and music.
“I find ‘La Cage' to be a very relevant show right now, given the battle we are fighting to overturn Proposition 8 and to decide once and for all that all citizens should be treated equally with the same rights,” said Jacobs.
A “San Francisco Bay Times” interview with Jacobs