While it’s normal for male actors to wear makeup onstage, Signature Theatre’s production of “La Cage aux Folles” takes things further. And then further than that. And then adds false eyelashes and glitter.
“Usually, this kind of makeup is not in my contract,” says Ethan Kasnett, who appears as Chantal, one of the female impersonators at the show’s titular club. “We are the beautiful, glamazon women that are, as it says in the script, ‘dangerous and notorious.’ Women want to be us and men want to be with us.”
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