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THE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Cape Playhouse's 90th Anniversary Season

Cape Playhouse Producer, Mark Cuddy, announced the entire 2016 season repertory to a hundred donors at a Celebration Party on Sunday night. It is the first time in its history that the full slate has been revealed during the previous season.

"The 90th Anniversary of the historic Cape Playhouse" stated Cuddy "is a time to celebrate its legacy and welcome its future. We should enjoy it for twelve months, which is why I wanted to start now by letting everyone know of these exciting productions. And you might say we are "trumpeting" next summer's centerpiece: Meredith Willson's beloved THE MUSIC MAN making its first Playhouse appearance."

The Playhouse saw its recent production of MY FAIR LADY set a box office record for its two-week run. The 2016 schedule will open THE MUSIC MAN on July 5th and run for three weeks, only the second show to ever do so, after HAIRSPRAY in 2010. The Playhouse will also produce the award-winning CABARET in August in its commitment to bring Broadway talent to the Cape.

Cuddy added "The new season will have a balance of three Playhouse premieres and three revivals. Even though we are ninety years old, there are masterpieces that have not yet seen our stage - CABARET and THE MUSIC MAN being just two. I am thrilled at the mix of shows that will play the Dennis Village theater."

Subscriptions are now on sale. The Cape Playhouse box office is 508-385-3911.

The 2015 Season continues with the hit comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE through August 22, followed by the British mystery, MURDER BY MISADVENTURE from August 25 - September 5.

The Cape Playhouse

90th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

June 7 - September 3, 2016

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS

by Neil Simon

June 7 - 18, 2016

Neil Simon's irresistible comedy follows the story of Barney Cashman, a seafood restaurateur who is deep in the throes of a midlife crisis. Bored with a humdrum existence, he musters the courage to join the sexual revolution before it's too late by embarking upon a series of attempts to seduce three eccentric women. America's favorite playwright brings together humanity and hilarity in a fun-filled, bumpy ride of self-discovery as Barney grapples with how to start living a fuller life.

Cape Playhouse, 1972

TALLEY'S FOLLY

by Lanford Wilson

June 21 - July 2, 2016

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a warm and humorous story of two lost souls who find each other in a deserted Victorian boathouse. It is 1944 in Lebanon, Missouri, and Matt Friedman knows that being a middle-aged Jewish accountant from St. Louis isn't going to win over the hearts of Sally Tally's family. Yet he refuses to accept her rebuffs, and gradually they discover a union rare in human relationships. A play about finding love when you've stopped looking.

Cape Playhouse, 1981

THE MUSIC MAN

Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson

July 5 - 23, 2016

One of the most beloved musicals of all-time makes it Playhouse debut at the center of our anniversary season. For Harold Hill, there's a sucker born every minute. "Professor" Hill is selling marching bands - teaching the River City children his patented "think system" way of learning to play. With rousing numbers such as Seventy-Six Trombones, The Wells Fargo Wagon, and Goodnight Ladies, Harold plans on skipping town with the cash before anyone's the wiser but he didn't count on falling for Marian, the town's librarian.

Cape Playhouse Premiere

THE MAY QUEEN

by Molly Smith Metzler

July 26 - August 6, 2016

Everyone who graduated from the Kingston NY High School Class of '97 wonders what happened to their revered May Queen. Some say she became one of Spitzer's hookers; others say she married a sheik in Dubai - but when she suddenly resurfaces in town and starts temping at a small insurance agency, things are a far cry from what they expected. Gossip kicks into high gear among these classmates, turned co-workers, in this fun, fresh and savvy new office comedy with a gigantic heart.Everyone who graduated from the Kingston, NY High School class of '97 wonders what happened to their adorable May Queen. Some say she became one of Elliot Spitzer's hookers...others say she married a sheik in Dubai...but when she suddenly resurfaces in town and starts temping in a small insurance agency, things are a far cry from what they expected. Gossip kicks into high gear among these classmates turned co-workers in this fun, fresh, and savvy new office comedy with a gigantic heart.

Cape Playhouse Premiere

CABARET

Book by Joe Masteroff based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood

Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

August 9 - 20, 2016

"Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome" sings the Emcee as he welcomes you into Berlin's infamous Kit Kat Klub, where Sally Bowles nightly performs to shut out the rising tide of Nazism. With arresting songs such as Maybe This Time, Wilkommen, Tomorrow Belongs to Me, and of course, Cabaret - this winner of 12 Tony Awards and 8 Academy Awards entices you to "leave your troubles outside" and experience the exotic world of CABARET.

Cape Playhouse Premiere

THE MOUSETRAP

by Agatha Christie

August 23 - September 3, 2016

On a snowy night at Monkswell Manor, young newlyweds welcome a group of strangers to their guest house, only to discover news of a murderer in their midst! A police investigation reveals the sordid details of each guest's mysterious past, but not soon enough to stop the killer from striking again. Agatha Christie's masterful whodunit weaves an intricate plot filled with nerve-rattling suspense, all leading up to the ultimate final twist!

Cape Playhouse, 1976

Tickets: 508.385.3911, Website: CapePlayhouse.com

Location: The Cape Playhouse, 820 Main St. Dennis Village, MA 02638


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