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Resident Playwright, Art Devine (9-Ball, Winter Wheat, The Bottom of the Sky), finds inspiration in a little known and understood tragic event in the history of the early 19th century China trade. Filled with exciting action and colorful and passionate people from Salem to the shores of Canton, A Cloud of Canvas explores the incomprehensible persistence of hate and revenge across generations.
One of the funniest new musicals of the last decade and winner of 5 Tony Awards, The Drowsy Chaperone, featuring music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison, and book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar,has been called "the perfect Broadway musical" by New York Magazine. In the story, an eccentric musical theatre devotee who plays the record album of his favorite musical for the audience, with ongoing wry commentary, of a fictional show is called The Drowsy Chaperone, a supposed hit of 1928. The musical comes alive in his apartment, which is transformed into the settings for the singing and dancing characters who appear in a tale of love and stardom.
Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems' beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books that will leave audiences doing the "Flippy Floppy Floory" dance all night long! Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure perfect for young audiences.
Eva Peron's journey to charismatic, powerful and controversial First Lady of Argentina from her poverty-stricken roots in the outskirts of Buenos Aires is a star-making, tour de force role in one of the most challenging and memorable scores in musical theater that includes "Another Suitcase in Another Hall," "Buenos Aires," and "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina." Evita won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score in 1978.
A cabaret revue sharply spoofing show tunes, characters and plots of contemporary and current Broadway musicals.
Albin and Georges are life partners who own a popular drag nightclub in St. Tropez where Albin is the star performer. When Georges's son, Jean-Michel, wants to bring his fiancée and her very conservative parents home to meet his father, Georges' efforts to appear "normal" to his future in-laws fail hilariously. But each failure discloses truth and in the end begins to bind all into a family. It is a heart warming, entertaining, signature Jerry Herman score we would love for you to experience on Cape Rep's intimate stage. La Cage aux Folles won six Tonys in 1984 including Best Musical.
Everybody loves a good mystery! Set in 1992 before the ubiquitous cell phone, this quintessential thriller examines what happens when two successful mystery writers, who have worked together for years, begin to hate each other. Harry has invested well and now lives with his glamorous wife in a luxury, hi-tech apartment high above the Sussex coast. Paul has spent his earnings on liquor and women, and lives in dread of his gambling debts. Harry wants to break the partnership that is Paul's lifeline, but Paul knows a sinister secret from Harry's past. They find themselves locked in a dangerous dance from which murder seems the only escape…and they have just plotted the perfect crime for their latest TV film.
The centerpiece of the 2015 season and the first-ever Playhouse production of Lerner and Loewe's triumph. Tony Nominee Hunter Foster makes his Cape Playhouse directorial debut with the unforgettable story of Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins so that she can pass as a proper lady. Set against the gorgeous scenery and costumes of Edwardian England, My Fair Lady is filled with some of the greatest songs in musical theater history: Wouldn't It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church on Time and I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.
Tony Nominee for Best Play, 2014. From the author of Doubt and Moonstruck, a contemporary romantic comedy set in the Irish countryside. Rosemary is approaching 40 and Anthony is already there. They should have wed long ago but insecurity, time hardened eccentricities, prickly pride, unrequited love and an epic grudge over a tiny piece of land seem insurmountable obstacles to romance. Very smart, lyrical and funny, Outside Mullingar is a treat for the ear as well as the heart.
Puppeteer Mary Wilson's wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive and extremely funny.
A lovely garden party with jazz music followed by a short performance and candid discussion with the star guest of honor who later mingles with the guests at a champagne reception under the stars. This year's guest star is Laila Robbins, most recently featured in the hit Showtime series Homeland. Senator Dan Wolf will be our auctioneer and Jonathan Soroff will moderate the after-show Q&A.
An irresistible and laugh-out-loud comedy, directed by the maestro of last year's hit, perfect wedding. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up. When their movie-star sister Masha makes a surprise visit with her hot boy-toy Spike in tow, so begins an unforgettable weekend of rivalry, regret and hilarious racket in this wacky, Chekhovian mash-up. By the end of their impromptu family reunion, this lovable bunch won't ever be the same!
A special part of the 2015 season will be only the second presentation of this hilarious contemporary tale. Heard last summer in a play reading as part of the new "Cape Playhouse Extras" series, it's Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club when divorcees Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz's new dentist boyfriend. He may look a bit creepy, but is there really anything to worry about? The fact that his oral hygienist was recently murdered could be just a … coincidence. Imaginations run wild as they try to discover the truth, trading their wine glasses for spy glasses in a hilarious off-road adventure.