"La Cage Aux Folles" (East West Players, 2016) ***Nominee, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Costume Design***
Book by Harvey Fierstein Lyrics/Music by Jerry Herman
Directed by Tim Dang Scenic Design by Victoria Petrovich Lighting Design by Karyn Lawrence
The musical tells the story of a flamboyant gay couple who must pretend to be straight for one night — with one of the men in drag — to dupe the conservative political family of their son's fiancee.
"Allen Lucky Weaver takes Jacob and turns him into a scene-stealing diva divina, and that’s not even taking into consideration the deliciously outlandish costumes Anthony Tran has designed for the Cagelle-wannabe...Tran’s costumes earn the production’s highest design marks, from Les Cagelles’ sequins, feathers, and some skintight leotards (revealing nothing but expert tucking), to Zaza’s fabulous gowns, each more gorgeous than the next, to the Dindons’ more conservative wear." (Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA)
"Clad in Anthony Tran’s inventive costumes, the cast embraces choreographer Reggie Lee’s patterns with panache." (David Nichols, LA Times)
"Anthony Tran's striking and colorful costumes appropriately run the gamut from showgirl to conservative matron to Madonna coned one-pieces." (Gil Kaan, BroadwayWorld)