The Cape Playhouse announced its lineup for the summer 2018 season, its 92nd. Three plays and three musicals will be featured, including the New England premiere of a stage adaptation of the 1985 movie Clue.
First up in the season is Steel Magnolias, the Robert Harling play that was famously turned into a movie in 1989. The production will run June 13-23, 2018.
Following that is the late A.R. Gurney's 2015 comedy Sylvia, running June 26-July 7, 2018. The play is described as follows: "Empty nesters Greg and Kate have moved back to Manhattan after 22 years in the suburbs. Greg finds Sylvia, a street-smart lab/poodle mix, and brings her home. She promptly becomes a bone of contention between Greg and Kate, testing their marriage to comedic and touching effect."
Next is Million Dollar Quartet, July 10-21, 2018. The musical "tells the story of the afternoon that Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins recorded some of the most iconic rock 'n' roll songs of all time."
The fourth show of the season is Altar Boyz, July 24-August 4, 2018. The musical "tells the holy inspiring story of five small-town boys — Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham — trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time. Their pious pop act, including lyrics like 'Girl You Make Me Wanna Wait' and 'Jesus Called Me on My Cell Phone,' worked wonders on the Ohio bingo-hall-and-pancake-breakfast circuit. But when fate brings them to New York, will the boyz take a bite out of the forbidden apple?"
The third musical of the season is the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific, August 7-18, 2018.
The season ends with Clue, which Jonathan Lynn adapted from his own screenplay for the 1985 film, with additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price. According to a press release, "this live staging tells the shocking tale of six mysterious guests who attend an unusual dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy, where murder and blackmail are both on the menu. When Boddy himself ends up murdered, all the guests become suspects, and together they must solve the mystery before the police arrive."
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