Our lineup for the 2017 season at Cape May Stage is HERE! Subscriptions and Membership Packages go on sale November 1, 2016 at 12pm. General ticket sales open on November 15, 2016 at 12pm.

Billy Bishop Goes to War

By John MacLachian Gray with Eric Peterson

Directed by Marlena Lustik

May 24 through June 23                    

Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8:00pm            

Sundays at 3:00pm

The United States declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917 and Cape May Stage notes the one hundredth anniversary of our entrance into World War I with this musical entertainment. “The New York Times” called it “a high flying ace of a show, capturing the humor, the hellfire and the derring-do of an extraordinary career”.  Billy Bishop calls himself “a convicted liar and cheat who was the worst student ever at the Royal Military College….so of course they made me an officer.” He is credited with seventy-two victories and billed as the top fighter pilot in the British Empire. The music is comprised of martial airs, barracks room ditties, Kiplingesque tunes of glory, Gilbert and Sullivan-like patter songs and a bitter brew of Brecht-Weill.

Age Guide: 10+

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife

By Charles Busch                  

Directed by Roy Steinberg

June 28 through August 4                  

Tuesdays – Sundays 8:00pm

This side-splitting comedy takes place on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where Marjorie Taub is looking for meaning in her life.  A mysterious figure from her past appears and at first infuses her with life but soon becomes an unwelcome and sinister guest in her home. Marjorie’s 80 year old mother is obsessed with her bowels and the dialogue is scatological but smart and funny. “The New York Times” called it “a window rattling comedy of mid-life malaise…it earns its wall to wall laughs.” 

Age Guide: 16+

The Gin Game

By D.L. Coburn                                                         

Directed by Roy Steinberg

August 9 through September 22                    

Tuesdays – Sundays at 8:00pm

The winner of the Pulitzer Prize uses the card game as a metaphor for life. The Gin Game takes place on the porch of a retirement home where irascible Weller Martin meets the prim, self-righteous Fonsia Dosey.  Fonsia wins every game and their secrets become weapons used against each other.  “The New York Times” called the play “a thoroughly entertaining lesson in the fine art of theatrical finesse.  The closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces.”  It is a funny, intelligent play that will touch your heart even as you laugh at the characters foibles.

Age Guide: 16+ 

 

Outside Mullingar

By John Patrick Shanley                                            

Directed by Roy Steinberg

September 27 through November 10 

Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm

Saturdays & Sundays at 3:00pm

This romantic comedy takes place in rural Ireland where an introverted farmer nearing his middle years is pursued by his neighbor who vows to have him at all costs.  The play is poetic and funny and charming at the same time.  John Patrick Shanley is the author of Doubt (Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award) and the feature film Moonstruck (Academy Award). “The New York Times” said “Mr. Shanley’s lyrical writing…gives consistent pleasure.”  It is the perfect play to celebrate the autumn in Cape May.

Age Guide: 16+

The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)

By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor

Directed by Roy Steinberg

November 15 through December 30  

Thursdays –  Saturdays at 7:30pm 

Saturdays & Sundays at 3:00pm

When a big storm shuts down the Garden State Parkway, the three presenters are forced to present a very ambitious Christmas show at Saint Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church.  They have booked acts from across the globe like the Cleveland Castrato Choir, Confederate Christmas Carolers, Cirque du Sleigh, and even Patrick Stewart’s One-Man Christmas Carol from London as well as the North Piddle and Happy Bottom Panto Players from Dorset and Worcestershire, England. They do all of the acts themselves.  This silly, slap-stick pastiche is the perfect way to usher in the holidays or stay in the spirit through New Year’s Eve!  “The Boston Globe” wrote “They tell me vaudeville died some time ago, but… the knockabout, anything for a laugh spirit of the ancient genre is alive and well.”

Age Guide: 10+

Our lineup for the PNC Arts Alive 2017 Broadway Series

is here as well! We have exceptional talent coming to Cape May to light up your Monday nights! Packages on sale November 1st. General tickets on sale November 15th.