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Cape May Stage Announces 2013 Season

Cape May Stage, Cape May’s premier Equity theatre, has just announced the exceptional line-up of plays as well as incredible deals on subscription packages for the theatre’s 2013 season, which is, coincidentally, the 25th anniversary of this high-quality, award-winning professional theatre.  Therefore, not only does Cape May Stage promise to offer theater-goers a phenomenal line-up of comedies, farces and dramas, not to mention exceptional exclusives for subscribers, but look for surprises in this very special upcoming season.

Oft-recognized as one of New Jersey’s “favorite” theatres, Artistic Director, Roy Steinberg, is ensuring that Cape May Stage remains such and is pulling out all the stops for the 25th season of this beloved theater that includes a world premiere, a Tony Award-winning play, a hilarious farce, a loosely-based biopic on two international scholars, and an annual holiday production.

Cape May Stage has been consistently earning glowing reviews and accolades, and with a few tricks up his sleeve, Steinberg is certain that 2013 will be its best season yet.

“Our patrons will not be disappointed with our main stage plays filled with laughter and a few tears, along with our usual fascinating performances and discussions of our well-received Second Stage Series,” says Steinberg.  “But they will be blown away with the yet-to-be-announced surprises and celebrity appearances in store for our silver anniversary.”

Cape May Stage’s 2013 theatre schedule features the following seven main stage productions:

“How to Make a Rope Swing” by Shawn Fisher
A World Premiere Production
May 17 – June 7, 2013
Wednesdays – Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Sundays, 3 p.m.
The South Jersey town of Oakbranch is replacing the old schoolhouse. Two local elders have been selected to decide on a person after whom the new building should be named. As they come together, they rediscover the circumstances of their first meeting- a time when the school was first integrated and the region earned its nickname, “The Mississippi of the North.”  Within the brick walls of the century-old building, a long-suppressed moment in the town’s history surfaces and threatens to change the memory of the town and these people forever.

“Lend Me A Tenor” by Ken Ludwig
June 12 – July 26, 2013
Tuesdays — Sundays, 8 p.m.

Winner of 3 Tony and 4 Drama Desk Awards, this side-splitting comedy will have you singing its praises! When a fiery-tempered, world-famous Italian opera star comes to town, he finds himself in a compromising situation giving an unexpected star the chance of a lifetime. Confusion and chaos ensue as the audience is in on the ultimate game of “who’s who.”  Passion, double entendres, mistaken identities and absolute hilarity send this award-winning farce to comedic heights!

“Boeing Boeing” by Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
July 31 – September 13, 2013
Tuesdays — Sundays, 8 p.m.

Bernard is engaged to Gloria.  And to Gabriella.  And to Gretchen.  His extra-curricular lifestyle hits turbulence when all three invade his swanky bachelor pad in this high-flying farce from the swinging sixties. This 2008 Tony Award®-winner for Best Revival of a Play, is an uproarious jet-propelled comedy that had audiences and critics cheering in London and on Broadway.  Grab your boarding pass for a rollicking good time because “Boeing Boeing” is coming in for a landing this summer at Cape May Stage!

“Freud’s Last Session” by Mark St. Germain
September 18 – October 19, 2013
Wednesdays — Sundays, 8 p.m.

Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud pioneered the Id, the Ego and the Superego. Writer C.S. Lewis created The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Two men, both brilliant, yet vastly different: Freud the atheist, Lewis the believer. In this new play, which has been drawing record-breaking crowds in New York, they meet in 1939 as England goes to war against the Nazis. Their evening of electrifying conversation about God, love, sex and the meaning of life will spark controversy long after the show is over.

“A Walk in the Woods” by Lee Blessing
October 23- November 16, 2013
Thursdays — Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, 3 p.m.

Lee Blessing’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama, filled with unexpected humor and extraordinary humanity, is an absorbing, revealing and brilliant debate on the eternal hope and relentless futility of high-stakes politics. Two superpower arms negotiators — one a witty but cynical Russian veteran and the other an idealistic American newcomer — meet informally in the woods after long frustrating hours at the bargaining table. “A work of passion and power with the ring of political truth.” —Time

“Jacob Marley’s Christmas” by Tom Mula
November 29- December 29, 2013
Thursdays – Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, 3 p.m.

We all know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge…but whatever happened to his former business partner Jacob Marley? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned for all eternity, but when a malicious little evil sprite offers a desperate Marley a chance for freedom, he accepts. But to escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge.  So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal. This irreverent, funny, and, ultimately, deeply moving story retells Dickens’ classic with warmth and infectious zest. This rousing performance is sure to become a holiday classic for generations to come!

The 25th anniversary season of Cape May Stage is the ideal time to become a subscriber.  Cape May Stage season ticket holders become part of its ever-growing audience who enjoys the best seats, the greatest savings, and the gratifying intimacy of the restored, state-of-the-art Robert Shackleton Playhouse.

Read more: http://nj.broadwayworld.com/article/Cape-May-Stage-Announces-2013-Season-20121205#ixzz2EIH7S54w

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Cape May Stage Announces 2013 Season

Cape May Stage, Cape May’s premier Equity theatre, has just announced the exceptional line-up of plays as well as incredible deals on subscription packages for the theatre’s 2013 season, which is, coincidentally, the 25th anniversary of this high-quality, award-winning professional theatre.  Therefore, not only does Cape May Stage promise to offer theater-goers a phenomenal line-up of comedies, farces and dramas, not to mention exceptional exclusives for subscribers, but look for surprises in this very special upcoming season.

Oft-recognized as one of New Jersey’s “favorite” theatres, Artistic Director, Roy Steinberg, is ensuring that Cape May Stage remains such and is pulling out all the stops for the 25th season of this beloved theater that includes a world premiere, a Tony Award-winning play, a hilarious farce, a loosely-based biopic on two international scholars, and an annual holiday production.

Cape May Stage has been consistently earning glowing reviews and accolades, and with a few tricks up his sleeve, Steinberg is certain that 2013 will be its best season yet.

“Our patrons will not be disappointed with our main stage plays filled with laughter and a few tears, along with our usual fascinating performances and discussions of our well-received Second Stage Series,” says Steinberg.  “But they will be blown away with the yet-to-be-announced surprises and celebrity appearances in store for our silver anniversary.”

Cape May Stage’s 2013 theatre schedule features the following seven main stage productions:

“How to Make a Rope Swing” by Shawn Fisher
A World Premiere Production
May 17 – June 7, 2013
Wednesdays – Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Sundays, 3 p.m.
The South Jersey town of Oakbranch is replacing the old schoolhouse. Two local elders have been selected to decide on a person after whom the new building should be named. As they come together, they rediscover the circumstances of their first meeting- a time when the school was first integrated and the region earned its nickname, “The Mississippi of the North.”  Within the brick walls of the century-old building, a long-suppressed moment in the town’s history surfaces and threatens to change the memory of the town and these people forever.

“Lend Me A Tenor” by Ken Ludwig
June 12 – July 26, 2013
Tuesdays — Sundays, 8 p.m.

Winner of 3 Tony and 4 Drama Desk Awards, this side-splitting comedy will have you singing its praises! When a fiery-tempered, world-famous Italian opera star comes to town, he finds himself in a compromising situation giving an unexpected star the chance of a lifetime. Confusion and chaos ensue as the audience is in on the ultimate game of “who’s who.”  Passion, double entendres, mistaken identities and absolute hilarity send this award-winning farce to comedic heights!

“Boeing Boeing” by Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
July 31 – September 13, 2013
Tuesdays — Sundays, 8 p.m.

Bernard is engaged to Gloria.  And to Gabriella.  And to Gretchen.  His extra-curricular lifestyle hits turbulence when all three invade his swanky bachelor pad in this high-flying farce from the swinging sixties. This 2008 Tony Award®-winner for Best Revival of a Play, is an uproarious jet-propelled comedy that had audiences and critics cheering in London and on Broadway.  Grab your boarding pass for a rollicking good time because “Boeing Boeing” is coming in for a landing this summer at Cape May Stage!

“Freud’s Last Session” by Mark St. Germain
September 18 – October 19, 2013
Wednesdays — Sundays, 8 p.m.

Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud pioneered the Id, the Ego and the Superego. Writer C.S. Lewis created The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Two men, both brilliant, yet vastly different: Freud the atheist, Lewis the believer. In this new play, which has been drawing record-breaking crowds in New York, they meet in 1939 as England goes to war against the Nazis. Their evening of electrifying conversation about God, love, sex and the meaning of life will spark controversy long after the show is over.

“A Walk in the Woods” by Lee Blessing
October 23- November 16, 2013
Thursdays — Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, 3 p.m.

Lee Blessing’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama, filled with unexpected humor and extraordinary humanity, is an absorbing, revealing and brilliant debate on the eternal hope and relentless futility of high-stakes politics. Two superpower arms negotiators — one a witty but cynical Russian veteran and the other an idealistic American newcomer — meet informally in the woods after long frustrating hours at the bargaining table. “A work of passion and power with the ring of political truth.” —Time

“Jacob Marley’s Christmas” by Tom Mula
November 29- December 29, 2013
Thursdays – Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, 3 p.m.

We all know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge…but whatever happened to his former business partner Jacob Marley? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned for all eternity, but when a malicious little evil sprite offers a desperate Marley a chance for freedom, he accepts. But to escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge.  So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal. This irreverent, funny, and, ultimately, deeply moving story retells Dickens’ classic with warmth and infectious zest. This rousing performance is sure to become a holiday classic for generations to come!

The 25th anniversary season of Cape May Stage is the ideal time to become a subscriber.  Cape May Stage season ticket holders become part of its ever-growing audience who enjoys the best seats, the greatest savings, and the gratifying intimacy of the restored, state-of-the-art Robert Shackleton Playhouse.

Read more: http://nj.broadwayworld.com/article/Cape-May-Stage-Announces-2013-Season-20121205#ixzz2EIH7S54w

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Cape May Stage, PNC Hosting Free Public Events

Cape May’s Lutheran Church Choir will grace the stage and sing both classic and contemporary Christmas Carols during Cape May Stage’s Open House and Candleight Tour on 12/8.
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CAPE MAY – Cape May Stage, Cape May’s premier professional Equity theatre, is inviting the public to two special free events. Part of this season’s Meet Your Seat series, presented with the generous support of the PNC Foundation that provides funding for the PNC Arts Alive initiative, it’s a festive holiday celebration: the Community Open House Candlelight Tour and Christmas Concert on Sat., Dec. 8, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The Coffee and Conversation series continues with A Tuna Christmas: How Two Actors Play a Multitude of Characters on Thur., Dec. 13, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Both events are at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse on Bank and Lafayette Streets.

A Tuna Christmas: How Two Actors Play a Multitude of Characters on Dec. 13 is your chance to meet the cast of A Tuna Christmas, as well as Artistic Director Roy Steinberg. Over free coffee and pastries, the conversation will examine how an artistic team and actors prepare for a play that requires two men to play 24 unique characters using swift changes, creative direction and theatrical magic.

The Community Open House Candlelight Tour and Christmas Concert on Dec. 8 will feature carolers from the Cape May Lutheran Church. The public is invited for tours of the historic Robert Shackleton Playhouse, chances to meet the Cape May Stage staff, and a free concert.

Both events feature a chance to take the opportunity of family discounts on for a special PNC Arts Alive sponsored performance of the hilarious A Tuna Christmas on Dec. 26 at 8 p.m.

“In everyone’s new favorite holiday show, A Tuna Christmas,” says Artistic Director Roy Steinberg, “two extraordinarily talented clowns create twenty-four characters in madcap fashion. We look forward to sharing some insights as to how they pull it off night after night. And the Cape May Lutheran Church will have the sounds of the season ringing through the air. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

The PNC Foundation has a long history of providing grants to non-profit organizations that strengthen and enrich the lives of our neighbors, said Bill Mills, regional president of PNC for Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. We understand the valuable return that investing in the arts can deliver. Today more than ever, the businesses we attract, the jobs we create and the visitors who extend their stay are drawn by what the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region has to offer.

PNC Financial Services Group is the presenting sponsor of Cape May Stages Meet Your Seat programming. The support is part of PNC Arts Alive, a five-year, $5 million investment from The PNC Foundation to help area residents gain access to the arts, and help arts organizations expand and engage audiences. Only twenty-five arts organizations in 2012 in the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region were selected for bold thinking around increasing arts access and engagement and Cape May Stage was one. For more information on PNC Arts Alive and the grant recipients visit www.PNCARTSALIVE.com.

Community Open House Candlelight Tour and Christmas Concert will take place on Sat., Dec. 8 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse located at the corner of Bank & Lafayette Streets in downtown Cape May. Coffee and Conversation A Tuna Christmas: How Two Actors Play a Multitude of Characters runs on December 13th from 5:00 – 6:30. Both events are free for all ages and advance reservations are not required. Additionally, all attendees will be given the opportunity to purchase a Meet Your Seat discount Family Pass (pass includes up to five admissions for only $25) to see A Tuna Christmas at a select PNC matinee performance on December 26th. Family passes may only be purchased in person at these events. A Tuna Christmas is hilarious fun, appropriate for the whole family.

A Tuna Christmas plays Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. through Dec. 31, with a special Wed. performance on Dec. 26. Tickets are $35 adults, $30 seniors, and $15 students. Call (609) 884-1341 for reservations and information or visit the theatres website, www.capemaystage.org.

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Cape May Stage, PNC Hosting Free Public Events

Cape May’s Lutheran Church Choir will grace the stage and sing both classic and contemporary Christmas Carols during Cape May Stage’s Open House and Candleight Tour on 12/8.
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CAPE MAY – Cape May Stage, Cape May’s premier professional Equity theatre, is inviting the public to two special free events. Part of this season’s Meet Your Seat series, presented with the generous support of the PNC Foundation that provides funding for the PNC Arts Alive initiative, it’s a festive holiday celebration: the Community Open House Candlelight Tour and Christmas Concert on Sat., Dec. 8, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The Coffee and Conversation series continues with A Tuna Christmas: How Two Actors Play a Multitude of Characters on Thur., Dec. 13, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Both events are at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse on Bank and Lafayette Streets.

A Tuna Christmas: How Two Actors Play a Multitude of Characters on Dec. 13 is your chance to meet the cast of A Tuna Christmas, as well as Artistic Director Roy Steinberg. Over free coffee and pastries, the conversation will examine how an artistic team and actors prepare for a play that requires two men to play 24 unique characters using swift changes, creative direction and theatrical magic.

The Community Open House Candlelight Tour and Christmas Concert on Dec. 8 will feature carolers from the Cape May Lutheran Church. The public is invited for tours of the historic Robert Shackleton Playhouse, chances to meet the Cape May Stage staff, and a free concert.

Both events feature a chance to take the opportunity of family discounts on for a special PNC Arts Alive sponsored performance of the hilarious A Tuna Christmas on Dec. 26 at 8 p.m.

“In everyone’s new favorite holiday show, A Tuna Christmas,” says Artistic Director Roy Steinberg, “two extraordinarily talented clowns create twenty-four characters in madcap fashion. We look forward to sharing some insights as to how they pull it off night after night. And the Cape May Lutheran Church will have the sounds of the season ringing through the air. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

The PNC Foundation has a long history of providing grants to non-profit organizations that strengthen and enrich the lives of our neighbors, said Bill Mills, regional president of PNC for Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. We understand the valuable return that investing in the arts can deliver. Today more than ever, the businesses we attract, the jobs we create and the visitors who extend their stay are drawn by what the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region has to offer.

PNC Financial Services Group is the presenting sponsor of Cape May Stages Meet Your Seat programming. The support is part of PNC Arts Alive, a five-year, $5 million investment from The PNC Foundation to help area residents gain access to the arts, and help arts organizations expand and engage audiences. Only twenty-five arts organizations in 2012 in the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region were selected for bold thinking around increasing arts access and engagement and Cape May Stage was one. For more information on PNC Arts Alive and the grant recipients visit www.PNCARTSALIVE.com.

Community Open House Candlelight Tour and Christmas Concert will take place on Sat., Dec. 8 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse located at the corner of Bank & Lafayette Streets in downtown Cape May. Coffee and Conversation A Tuna Christmas: How Two Actors Play a Multitude of Characters runs on December 13th from 5:00 – 6:30. Both events are free for all ages and advance reservations are not required. Additionally, all attendees will be given the opportunity to purchase a Meet Your Seat discount Family Pass (pass includes up to five admissions for only $25) to see A Tuna Christmas at a select PNC matinee performance on December 26th. Family passes may only be purchased in person at these events. A Tuna Christmas is hilarious fun, appropriate for the whole family.

A Tuna Christmas plays Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. through Dec. 31, with a special Wed. performance on Dec. 26. Tickets are $35 adults, $30 seniors, and $15 students. Call (609) 884-1341 for reservations and information or visit the theatres website, www.capemaystage.org.

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