Cape Rep Theatre announces 2017 season

Celebrating its 32nd season...

CAPE REP ANNOUNCES 2017 SEASON

Cape Rep Theatre is celebrating its 32nd season with an exciting line up of plays and musicals, all of them Cape Cod premieres, one fresh from New York. The Indoor Theater season will open with Richard Nelson’s Regular Singing, followed by Jaclyn Backhaus’ ingenious comedy, Men On Boats. Next up is the ten-time Tony-winning musical, Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, followed by William Finn and James Lapine’s imaginative musical comedy, A New Brain. The season will close with the world premiere of Boundless, an original play with music by Damian Baldet and Alison Weller that explores the Cape Cod fishing industry. Boundless was commissioned by Cape Rep and was funded in part by Mass Humanities, the Cape Cod Foundation, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

The Outdoor Theater will host Cape Rep’s Summer Children’s Series which includes an original play written and directed by local theater artist Holly Erin McCarthy, The Epic Adventure of Lulu’s Lemonade Stand, and Pitter Patter Puppets, Mary Wilson’s delightful interactive puppet show. In addition, Cape Rep will present several special events including Summer Starlight, a benefit for the theater on Sunday, August 6, and the return of All Our Best on September 1 and 2. We will also be adding some new programming on dark nights this summer including a new musical revue Sunday and Monday evenings featuring company members Jared Hagan and Trish LaRose June 24-July 22, and the presentation of new works created in our Playwrights’ Lab on Mondays August 7, 14 and 21. The season will close with our annual Holiday Gala at the Captain Linnell house on Thursday, December 7.

 

Cape Rep’s 32nd season is made possible through the generous support of Cape Air, our 2017 season sponsor.  All shows will be at Cape Rep Theatre, 3299 Main Street, Brewster.  For further information or to purchase tickets, contact the box office at 508.896.1888 or online at www.caperep.org. Cape Rep Theatre: professional theater in an intimate setting.

 

About Cape Rep Theatre’s 32nd Season

 

INDOOR THEATER

 

REGULAR SINGING

By Richard Nelson

May 4 - June 4

Wed. & Thurs. at 7 pm

Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm

Sun. at 2 pm

No performance May 7, 10 & 17

Regular Singing is set on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. This wonderfully intimate drama unfolds in the Apple home in Rhinebeck, New York as the family shares a monumental evening together, one that is both unique and familiar to us all.— “A rare and radiant mirror of the way we live - and fail to live - now“ Ben Brantley, New York Times.

 

MEN ON BOATS

By Jaclyn Backhaus

June 22 - July 22

Tues.-Thurs. at 7 pm

Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm

Sunday, July 2 at 2 pm

No performance July 4

In 1869, one-armed explorer John Wesley Powell and his crew of 9 men in 4 boats went down the Colorado River into the Grand Canyon, not knowing what lay ahead.  This great adventure is reenacted by ten women —- the rapids, the rations, the ride of their lives— an ingenious, hilarious, brilliant new play and a hit of the season last year at New York City’s Playwrights Horizons.

 

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

Music by Elton John

Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall

Based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal Film

August 2 - August 27

Tues.-Thurs. at 7 pm

Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm

Sun. Aug. 13, 20 & 27 at 2 pm

Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing story of one boy’s struggle to realize his dream. Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot the Musical was the winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical!

 

A NEW BRAIN

Music & Lyrics by William Finn

Book by William Finn & James Lapine

September 14 - October 15

Wed. & Thurs. at 7 pm

Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm

Sun. at 2 pm

No performance Sept. 17 & 20

In the throes of writer’s block for an irritating children’s TV show, composer Gordon Schwinn experiences a sudden life-threatening brain disorder which engulfs him and those he loves in a tumultuous, surreal and very funny ordeal.  Based on an incident in his own life, William Finn (Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) explores what is truly important in life and love. 

 

BOUNDLESS

A World Premiere Commissioned by Cape Rep Theatre

By Damian Baldet & Alison Weller

November 2 - December 3

Wed. & Thurs. at 7 pm

Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm

Sun. at 2 pm; Sat. Nov. 25 at 2 pm

No performance Nov. 5, 8, 22 & 23

Boundless is a new play with music that explores how local fisherman navigate the rough waters of politics, science, economics and tradition to survive in today’s world. Created from interviews with Cape Cod fisherman, their families and the organizations that keep them fishing, Boundless takes us into the heart of their story.

Funded in part by:

 

 

OUTDOOR THEATER CHILDREN’S SHOWS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

 

The Epic Adventure of Lulu’s Lemonade Stand

Written & directed by Holly Erin McCarthy

June 28 - August 31

Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am

Tickets: $10 Perfect for all ages

Lulu Leominster, a young entrepreneur out selling lemonade, realizes she’s late for her own birthday party and has to cut through “the Weird Part of Town” to get home. Thus begins her thrilling odyssey, both humorous and exciting, encountering a pirate, a viking, a confusing bus schedule, a boat trip, and a baker with spell-casting powers.

PITTER PATTER PUPPETS

July 11 - August 22

Thursdays at 10 am

Tickets: $8 Perfect for ages 2-6 & great fun for ages 7-100!

Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive and extremely funny.

MUSICAL REVUE

Sundays & Mondays, June 25 - July 17

A musical revue cabaret featuring Cape Rep favorites Trish LaRose and Jared Hagan with special surprise guests. Complimentary snacks and a cash bar available.

 

SUMMER STARLIGHT

August 6

A lovely garden party and short performance with star guest of honor who later mingles with the you at a champagne reception under the stars.

 

New works from our Playwright’s Lab

MAMA BELLA, 19DEF, ODE TO THE COUCH

Mondays, August 7, 14 & 21

A production of three new plays from our playwrights’ lab, all deeply intimate, revelatory stories of American women. Complimentary snacks, a cash bar and a post show chat with our authors follow the performance.

 

ALL OUR BEST

September 1 & 2

A musical revue designed and directed by Resident Musical Director, Scott Storr, and performed by over 20 Cape Rep company members past and present.

 

CAPE REP HOLIDAY GALA

December 7

Our annual benefit gala at the historic Captain Linnell House featuring hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and a sumptuous dinner by chef/owner Bill Conway followed by dessert, coffee and dancing.

 

 

Cape Cod Repertory Theatre Company, Inc. is a 501c3 organization, founded in 1986 as a company dedicated to creativity and professionalism. On seven acres of land in Nickerson State Park in Brewster, Massachusetts, Cape Rep Theatre is the steward of the beautiful land and historic buildings that are home to the company’s three theaters, including the only outdoor theater on Cape Cod. We are professional theater in an intimate setting.


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