Fans of the Cape Cod theater scene will be pleased to know the coming year will be full of drama, adventure, humor and great surprises. It's sneak peek time and two of the Cape's most popular theaters have announced their 2014 season.
Cape Playhouse in Dennis
With Producer Mark Cuddy at the helm, the Cape Playhouse will be offering six shows including an American classic, two musicals, a farce, a comedy and a meeting of the minds.
The season begins with Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" (June 9-21) featuring the unlikely duo of Oscar Madison and Felix Unger, followed up by another unlikely pair of Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis in "Freud's Last Session" (June 23-July 5). They will pump up the energy with the musical "1776" (July 7-19), then on to the romantic English farce, "Perfect Wedding" (July 21-August 2). It's back to some down home toe-tapping in "Pump Boys and Dinettes" (August 4-16), then finishing up the season with the comedy "Almost, Maine" (August 18-30).
For a synopsis of the 2014 shows and to purchase tickets, visit the Cape Playhouse website here. The Cape Playhouse is at 820 Route 6A in Dennis Village, 877-385-3911.
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) in Wellfleet
The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, affectionately known as WHAT, recently announced its 2014 line-up--the theater's 30th season. WHAT's summer line-up starts in May with the world premiere of "The Trials of Gertrude Moody" (May 24-June 21), then it's onto "I Am A Camera" (June 28-July 19), the play that earned WHAT's grande dame, the late Julie Harris, her first Tony. Next up is "The Fabulous Lipitones" (July 26-August 23), a "social comedy with music", followed by Tennessee Williams's "Period of Adjustment" (August 30-September 21).
For a synopsis of the 2014 shows and to purchase tickets, visit the WHAT website here. WHAT's Julie Harris Stage is at 2357 Route 6 in Wellfleet, 508-349-9428.
Worth a mention...
The Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans hasn't solidified its 2014 summer season, but they have a proposed schedule which includes "The Miracle Worker", "Cabaret", "Les Miserables", "Vanya, Masha, Sonja and Spike" and "The Addams Family". The Academy Playhouse is at 120 Main Street in Orleans, 508-255-1963.
The Harwich Junior Theatre has yet to announce their 2014 summer season, but they are finishing up the winter and entering the spring with "Stuart Little" in April and the Caribbean-flavored musical "Once Upon An Island" in May. The Harwich Junior Theatre is at 105 Division Street in West Harwich, 508-432-2002.
The rest of the Cape's other theaters are surely gearing up for 2014.
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