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Magic, Science, Pirates and More Set for Cape Playhouse's Summer 2017 Kids Season

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The Cape Playhouse has big plans for little theatre goers this summer, as FunDay FriDays! Playhouse for Kids takes the stage. From pirate tales to dogs performing hilarious tricks, puppets, magicians and jugglers, the schedule has something for all kids.

"We're excited about the shows we have on the schedule," said Michael Rader, Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse," from the interactive, ultra-powered dance party machine of Josh & the Jamtones to the acclaimed Puppet Showplace Theatre, Pinocchio to jugglers, magicians, bubble science and comedy, children of all different interests will find a show that they will be excited about."

A total of 8 offerings, with 2 performances each, are scheduled, running July 7 through August 25. Appropriate for pre-school aged children and older, the running time for all shows is approximately one hour. Performances for shows at 9:30 am and 11:30 am, on Fridays (see schedule). All tickets are $12.00, and group rates are available for parties of 10 or more. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling 508-385-3911 or at www.CapePlayhouse.com

The historic Cape Playhouse, in its 91st season will present Art, The Foreigner, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Red, Gypsy, and Murder for Two. Each production of the 2017 Season will run for two weeks. Season tickets and single tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at www.CapePlayhouse.com or by calling 508-385-3911.


FunDay FriDays! Playhouse for Kids:

Friday, July 7
Lucky Bob, Magician Juggler Funny Guy

Award-winning performer, talented magician. "RC takes the audience on a roller coaster of laughs and smiles. 100% clean family fun."

Friday, July 14
Cardboard Explosion!
by Puppet Showplace Theater

Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show.

Friday, July 21
Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix

Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix is a slapstick comedy act like no other. Johnny leads over a dozen dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks as Johnny plays the straight man role in this wonderful show.

Friday, July 28
Pinocchio!
NEW!
by Hampstead Stage Company

Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio is the timeless tale of an Italian woodcarver, Geppetto, who carves a son out of a block of pine. Join the wooden marionette on his journey to become a real boy! Through many mischievous adventures, Pinocchio discovers that to be human is to be good-hearted and brave.

Friday, August 4
Josh & the Jamtones
NEW!

Josh & the Jamtones makes music for kids! And their grownups. Plus big brother/big sister, grammies and/or pappies, family pets, babysitters, 3rd cousins, elderly neighbors, old college roommates, etc. They are pretty inclusive like that. Josh & the Jamtones are an interactive, ultra-powered dance party machine.

Friday. August 11
The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told

"Pirates of the Caribbean" meets "Whose Line is it Anyway" in the greatest pirate epic ever on stage!

Friday, August 18
Gizmo Guys Comedy Jugglers

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.

Friday, August 25
BUBBLE-OLOGY: The Secret World of Bubbles

As seen on Discovery Channel's "Time Warp", National Geographic TV and on-stage by invitation (twice) at America's largest science and engineering festival in DC, Keith uses bubbles-large and small-to explain liquids, solids and gasses, geometry, tension and pressure. Keith builds beautiful sculptural creations (massive & miniature) with enthusiasm, humor and style. One moment he will be encasing a dinosaur in a bubble and in the next moment he's encapsulating an audience volunteer. Don't miss this Playhouse favorite!


The non-profit Cape Playhouse was founded in 1927 by Californian Raymond Moore, who spent several summers in Provincetown painting scenery, writing plays, and acting in local theatre. His vision, however, was to have a theatre of his own-a smart, sophisticated summer theatre that would bring Broadway to Cape Cod. He purchased a 19th-century former Unitarian Meeting House for $200, had it moved to 3½ acres of pasture land fronting the Old Kings Highway in Dennis, and converted it into a professional theatre. The Cape Playhouse has been kept true to its original structure-even the original pews still serve as seats. The opening performance on July 4, 1927 was The Guardsman, starring Basil Rathbone. Over the years, many big- name stars from Broadway and the silver screen have acted there, including Bette Davis (who first worked as an usher), Gregory Peck, Gertrude Lawrence, Lana Turner, Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Tallulah Bankhead, Helen Hayes, Julie Harris, and Paulette Goddard. It's no wonder the Cape Playhouse is known as "The Birthplace of the Stars." Many young, aspiring performers have spent their summers here. In 1956, a young student was given a small part in The Male Animal, starring Henry Fonda (his daughter, Jane)! Today, most of the stars still come from Broadway, but it seems that almost every well-known star of stage, screen, and TV has walked the stage of the Cape Playhouse.


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