The Great Tree and Other Tales By Zona Gale

American classic Christmas stories adapted and performed by Gayle Stahlhuth presented by the East Lynne Theatre Company - Cape May, NJ

"Gayle Stahlhuth is a master storyteller.” - from Dottie Knapp's review for “Exit Zero”
Gayle Stahlhuth adapted stories by this Pulitzer Prize-winner, and performs them as Calliope Marsh, Gale's wonderfully fictional storyteller who lived in Friendship Village, Wisconsin.  In “Human,” while at the post office, she discovers that a seven-year-old boy doesn't have the money to visit his mother. In “The Great Tree,” she’s determined to see the tree in the center of town lit with electric lights for Christmas Eve.  All of the stories are taken from her books Friendship Village (1908) and Neighborhood Stories (1914).  Gale adapted her novel, Miss Lulu Bett, for the stage, for which she received the Pulitzer Prize in 1921 when it was on Broadway. Stahlhuth has been delighting audiences with her unique one-person holiday shows in Cape May since 2005. This was first performed in Cape May six years ago under the title “Christmas in Wisconsin.”
Dates: Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 8, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00, with a 2:00 matinee on Saturday Dec. 14

PNC Arts Alive: WILL AND ANTHONY Nunziata: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

 

Cape May Stage is thrilled to partner once more with PNC Arts Alive – allowing us to bring exceptional talent to Cape May to light up your Monday Nights throughout the year! This season we will be joined by Steve Ross-July 8, 2019, Lucie Arnaz-July 15, 2019, Carole Bufford-August 12, 2019, & Will & Anthony Nunziata-November 30, 2019

All Broadway performances start at 8 pm, tickets are $50.00 which include an after party directly following the performance.  Don’t miss your chance to experience Broadway at the Jersey Shore. Call 609-770-8311 or visit capemaystage.org for more information.

Save  up to 20% off by purchasing either a 3 show or 4 show package.

 

Will and Anthony Nunziata, bring a stellar repertoire from their world travels straight to Nelson Hall for a Broadway-style Christmas celebration. Accompanied by their Broadway pianist, Eugene Gwozdz, plenty of good humor and brotherly banter.


The Great Tree and Other Tales By Zona Gale

American classic Christmas stories adapted and performed by Gayle Stahlhuth presented by East Lynne Theatre Company - Cape May, NJ

Gayle Stahlhuth adapted stories by this Pulitzer Prize-winner, and performs them as Calliope Marsh, Gale's wonderfully fictional storyteller who lived in Friendship Village, Wisconsin.  In  “Human,” while at the post office, she discovers that a seven-year-old boy doesn't have the money to visit his mother who’s in a hospital in another town.  In “The Great Tree,” she’s determined to see the tree in the center of town lit with electric lights for Christmas Eve. All of the stories are taken from her books Friendship Village (1908) and Neighborhood Stories (1914).  Gale adapted her novel, Miss Lulu Bett, for the theatre, for which she received the Pulitzer Prize in 1921 when it was on Broadway.


Into The Woods

Book By James Lapine

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

This Tony Award-winning Musical turned Blockbuster hit in 2014 is an epic adventure that incorporates the plots and characters of several Brothers Grimm fables. One of Stephen Sondheim's most famous works, it follows the stories of many different characters whom all share desperate wishes of grandeur. When everyone's wishes are granted, they must live with the consequences of their actions as they return later to cause disastrous results. Come and join the adventure of Into the Woods!

Beyond Therapy

March 14 - March 24

By Christopher Durang

Bruce and Prudence are deeply into their weekly therapy sessions. The usual topic of conversation? Their dating lives, or lack thereof. Bruce’s eccentric female therapist thinks he should take out an ad in the personal section while Prudence’s macho therapist stresses that she needs to be more assertive. Bruce is bi-curious, and his partner doesn't understand his desire to date women while Prudence doesn't know what to make of her new, unpredictable boyfriend. The Durang play was adapted for film in 1987 starring Jeff Goldblum and Julie Hagerty. Do they learn to live beyond therapy? You be the judge.


Sherlock Holmes: Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

     "The question is the sequence of events leading from the rare gem, the Blue Carbuncle, at one end, to the stomach of a goose at the other,” says Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson as they begin an investigation that might save an innocent man from prison.
     So begins another radio-style mystery! Produced with live sound effects and commercials just like the radio shows from the 1930’s, “The Blue Carbuncle” is based on the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Craig Wichman, founder and producer of Quicksilver Radio Theater.

     Before television and the Internet, people sat eagerly by the radio to hear the latest dramas, comedies, and news. Many radio shows were performed in front of live audiences at the same time they were sent across the "airways."

Adapted by Craig Wichman
Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Directed by Gayle Stahlhuth   


East Lynne Theatre Company: Poe by Candlelight

Poe by Candlelight is the final "Tales of the Victorians" performance for 2019.  Like other "Tales" that take place at different venues throughout the summer, this features light refreshments and stories read by ELTC actors.  Refreshments will be served in the hospitality room before the hour-long performance, and the actors are Lee O'Connor and Gayle Stahlhuth.

O'Connor, also ELTC's technical director, is a favorite reader for "Tales," and has portrayed Sherlock Holmes since ELTC began producing radio-style Holmes' adventures in 2002. Stahlhuth, who has been ELTC's artistic director since 1999, was recently highly complimented for her directing and portrayal of Martha in ELTC's Arsenic and old Lace in Terry Teachout's review in "The Wall Street Journal." She's also performing in O. Henry's Christmas Tales for the holidays.

 

 


Eagle Theatre - Gary : A World Premiere Comedy by Bruce Graham!

First, there was Siri…  then came Alexa…  Now there’s Gary! Eagle Theatre creates a cybernetic fun-factory as celebrated playwright Bruce Graham invites you to takeoff on a futuristic journey to a world of endless possibility. This cheeky yet reflective parody puts convenience and comfort first as it begs the questions; What happens when communication has become obsolete? When human connection is a dream of the past? When technology takes over? Don’t think… Just ask Gary!

WARNING: Highly Irreverent & Contagiously Offensive!


Top Secret Musical

music by Someone Secret

Grab your boogie shoes; it’s time to groove! Our leading man lives for his Saturday evenings at the local disco. There, he is known as "King of the Dance Floor." However, when our leading lady suddenly glides into his life, he grows stuck on making her his dance partner for the next competition. Based on the 1977 disco movie, this show will be sure to have you Stayin’ Alive!

*The secret’s coming out June of 2019.


Frost/Nixon

By Peter Morgan

British talk-show host David Frost is on his way out. Richard Nixon just resigned the U.S. presidency after Vietnam and the Watergate scandal. It’s Frost’s mission to resurrect his career by extracting an apology from the former President in a series of in-depth interviews. However, Nixon is equally determined to redeem himself in the eyes of a nation who aren't on his side. Image is king, and both men are desperate to out-talk and upstage each other as the camera is rolling. The 2008 film adaptation starred Michael Sheen and Frank Langella. Who knew this would become the interview that sealed a president’s legacy?

 


Les Miserables, School Edition

MTC's fifth all-teen cast will perform the condensed version of the world's favorite musical with "Jean Valjean," "Javert," "Fantine," "Cosette," "Marius," "Eponine," and "Mr. and Mrs. Thenardier" singing great songs like "I Dreamed A Dream," "Master Of The House," "Do You Hear The People Sing?" "One Day More," "On My Own," and "Bring Him Home." MTC Producing Artistic Director Mark Morgan directs the "Black" and "Red" casts of leads.