Ivoryton Playhouse

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REVIEWS from the Ivoryton Playhouse:  

James Van Treuren as Georges and David Edwards as Albin in Ivoryton Playhouse's production of Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's La Cage aux Folles are quite simply wonderful and unexpectedly touching. David Edwards, as Albin, and James Van Treuren, as Georges, are super.

James Van Treuren displays a gorgeous voice (especially in the beautiful number, "Song on the Sand") and his acting is lovely, particularly in Georges' moments with his son Jean-Michel. "The Best of Times is Now." — Zander Opper - TalkinBroadway.com


James Van Treuren is immediately likeable and cuts a dashing figure as Georges. Van Treuren lovingly sings “Song On The Sand” and “Look Over There” with the poignancy that Jerry Herman intended. He looks exactly as we expect a sophisticated impresario to look. — Don Church and Tony Schillaci, Out and Travelin’ - Examiner.com


The show’s strengths lie in the casting of Van Treuren as Georges and Edwards as Albin. Both give stellar performances and fit their roles to a tee. — Amy Barry – Connecticut Critics Circle

REVIEWS from The Downtown Cabaret Theatre:

James Van Treuren, who plays Georges, has enormous stage presence. He acts with such gentlemanly composure that even though he never dresses in outrageous gowns or outfis, he shows star quality.

—The Stratford Star

Elegant James Van Treuren displays a good strong voice as Georges, the peacemaker and negotiator. His renditions of “Song on the Sand” and “Look Over There” are very touching.

—WMNR Fine Arts Radio


REVIEWS from the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse:

Van Treuren, as club manager Georges, has a remarkable presence and impeccable timing. His voice is clear and strong, his character has depth and purpose, his movements are sharp and clean. He never reaches, never strains for anything and turns in a textured, perceptive and altogether remarkable performance.

—The Citizen Auburn, NY

Van Treuren brings heart and suaveness to the role. His love and devotion to Albin are genuine and believable.

—The Post Standard Syracuse, NY