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Is Cape May the new Off Broadway?

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Is Cape May the new Off Broadway?

Yes – Cape May is the new Off Broadway. Cape May now has three theater companies plus a dinner theater! Cape May Stage is presenting a full season extending through Christmas, plus lots of special short-term productions featuring famous actors visiting Cape May for a few days. East Lynne theater Company will be running plays in the Presbyterian Church all through the summer. And, the new kid on the block, Actors Offstage, will present three plays this summer at the Cape May elementary school.

Our dinner theater is of course, Elaine’s dinner theater, which will presentd a lineup of silly and funny plays to delight our visitors.

Off Broadway, Cape May bed and breakfastCape May Stage will present plays for every taste this season, from light comedies to serious drama. First will be Chapter Two by Neil Simon from late June through early August. August 8 through mid-September will bring The Lion in Winter. From September 9 through November 9, we’ll have The Shuck – a family drama set in Cape May. The season finale will be An Actor’s Carol, running through New Year’s Eve. You can find all of the details and order tickets at Cape May Stage’s website.

Off Broadway, Cape May bed and breakfastEast Lynne Theater Company will be presenting lots of crowd-pleasers this summer. On the Sunny Side of the Street will run until July 21 – featuring favorite music by Dorothy Fields. July 21 through September 1, will bring one of my favorites of all time – Arsenic and Old Lace.  I grew up watching the Cary Grant movie version over and over. August 12 at the Chalfonte, East Lynne will present We’ll Meet Again – Songs of WWII. Silent Sky follows from September 19 through October 13. October brings two greats of the mystery genre Poe by Candle-light and Sherlock Holmes – Adventure of the Speckled Band. Finally, the year ends with O.Henry’s Christmas Talesfrom November 24 through December 8. Go to the East Lynne website for all of the details.

Off Broadway, Cape May bed and breakfastNew Theater Company

Our third theater company is called Actors Off Stage, and will present the Sherlock and Shakespeare Festival from June 19 through September 30. Sherlock Holmes and the Avenging Angel will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays June through August. And I Hate Monologues will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays, June through August and Sundays in September. Their website has all of the info that you need.

So  make your reservations now at Leith Hall – Cape May bed and breakfast and visit for the sun, the surf, and the theater.

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Karen Akers moves Cape May to the Big Time

 

 

Karen Akers is coming to Cape May!

Karen AkersThe show is An Evening of Cole Porter: Anything Goes. The date is Monday July 22 and the price is fifty dollars. Now Cape May Stage can take its place alongside the Kennedy Center in Washington and the Algonquin in New York in hosting Karen Akers.  She is the best and most famous cabaret singer in America and will feature some of my favorite Cole Porter songs like I Get a Kick Out of You. (Who else would rhyme “Flying too high with some guy in the sky…” that’s four rhymes in nine words) Some of the songs will be melodramatic tear-jerkersKaren Akers like I love Paris, but many others will be the sarcastic, smart alecky Cole Porter lyrics I love like I’m Always True to you Darling (in my fashion) Look at – “If a custom tailored vet, Asks me out for something wet. When the vet begins to pet, I cry Hooray” Nobody wrote cheeky lyrics like Cole Porter.

Karen AkersCome visit us at Leith Hall for the weekend before the concert or for the midweek afterward. We look forward to seeing you.

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Cape May Jazz, Film, and Theater

October and November in Cape May are a celebration of jazz, film, and theater.

Cape May jazz, film and theaterCape May jazz, film and theater really get going in November. There’s a new Jazz Festival in town which I described in my last blog post. The New Jersey Film Festival in Cape May will run from Friday October 19 through October 21, and will feature Feature Films, shorts and documentary and independent shorts as well. Among the feature films will be Mirror Dance about two identical twin ballerinas in a country torn by war, Barbarian Days, about a town celebrating Robert E. Howard, the director of Conan the Barbarian. and The Worlds Smallest Airport.

Cape May jazz, film and theater, continued…

Cape May Stage will present This Wonderful Life for all of the Cape May jazz, film, and theaterfans of Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life, and the East Lynne Company will present Bret Harte’s Dick Spindler’s Family Christmas on Friday and Saturdays 11/24&25,  12/8&9, and Sunday 12/3.

Sherlock Holmes Weekend will be Cape May jazz, film, and theaterNovember 3 through 5, and will feature a new mystery. East Lynne Theater company will also present a play based on the Adventure of the Copper Beeches.

November 9 through 11 will be the new Exit Zero Jazz Festival which will bring us exciting music by exciting Cape May jazz, film, and theaterperformers. Call us today for reservations at Leith Hall for these holiday activities. We hope to see you soon.

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