Finally, it was showtime

LITTLETON — Finally, it was showtime. Since early September, Theatre UP’s production of La Cage aux Folles had been overshadowed by a Select Board proposal to restrict LGBTQ+ artwork. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about a gay couple had been dragged into those discussions, subjecting the show to partisan criticism. However, when ‘La Cage’ opened on Friday, those in attendance were ready to stop talking politics. Weary of the controversy, the division, and the negative headlines, the capacity crowd was ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy a positive communal experience: A classic Broadway comedy about love and family.