“La Cage aux Folles” is a high-energy show, with cross-dressing dancers in colorful costumes performing everything from tap-dance to gymnastics. Shaugnessy and Hammond have an excellent chemistry, but Nikko Kimzin, playing the couple’s flamboyant maid Jacob, steals the show every time he sets his high-heeled feet on stage.
Despite its gender-bending characters, “La Cage aux Folles” touches on a theme nearly everyone can relate to: loving your family, no matter how they come.
If You Go What: "La Cage Aux Folles" at the North Shore Music Theatre. When: Through Oct. 6. Where: North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. How: Tickets $45-$75 by visiting the theater box office, calling 978-232-7200, or visiting www.nsmt.org.