THE CAPE PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES OUR 2016 90TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON!

With the Playhouse having opened in 1927, 2016 will mark our 90th anniversary season. This is very important to us, so we have decided to share our lineup of next season’s shows with our Cape audiences this August! In celebration of our 90th anniversary, we have decided to combine the old with the new; We will be producing three Playhouse premieres, including two beloved musicals that have yet to be performed on our stage, as well as three revivals.
Last of the Red Hot LoversLAST 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, 1995
Talley's FollyTALLEY’S FOLLY
by Langford 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 ManTHE 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 QueenTHE 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 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
 

CabaretCABARET

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 MousetrapTHE 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
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