La Cage aux Folles, the drag-infused musical comedy about actual family values, leads a charmed life: The 1973 French play that became the 1978 French-Italian international hit film, and was reworked into Broadway's Best Musical of 1983, took the Best Revival Tony in 2004 and again in 2010. Armed with this info, our money's on a 2015 3D re-release of The Birdcage -- especially if South Beach is underwater by then.
La Cage is still recommended for people 13 and older, despite the current meme: "They love each other, like Mom and Dad do." "Oh. Can I have a cookie?" But what makes the tour that hits Tempe at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, extra-super-perfect is star George Hamilton. (The show's set in St. Tropez. Hamilton is tan.)
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May 15-20, 7:30 p.m., 2012