Cape Rep to Present Hairspray the Broadway Musical

HairsprayCape Rep Theatre is proud to present the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Hairspray, book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman; based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, August 3rd thru September 3rd: Tuesdays thru Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays August 14, 21 & 28 at 2 pm;  Tickets are $35, $50 of the special benefit Labor Day BBQ Party and performance September 3rd.  Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, August 5th. Group rates & Student Rush tickets also available.  Call the box office for details.  Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org.

About Cape Rep’s Production of Hairspray the Broadway Musical

Big boned and big hearted Tracy Trunblad doesn’t fit with the ‘in’ crowd of her 1960s Baltimore high school and dreams of being a dancer on the local TV teenage dance program. So, do her African American classmates. Friendship and love grow from breaking through the barriers for both in this heartwarming, story set to a rousing 1960’s dance style rhythm and blues score. Winner of eight Tony Awards, Hairspray’s message of acceptance and love resonates as much today as ever.

Scott Ripley, director of this season’s hit comedy Rough Crossing, helms the production with musical direction by Jeffrey Buchsbaum, choreography by Meredith Langton, costumes by Heather McDevitt Barton, set design by Edward T.
Morris, lighting design by Herrick Goldman and stage manager Kate Gulden.

The company features Kate Ryan, making her Cape Rep debut in the role of Tracy Turnblad, supported by a stellar cast of Cape Rep favorites including Jared Hagan as Edna Turnblad , Chelsey Jo Ristaino as Amber Von Tussle, Marie Becklo as Velma Von Tussle and Nick Nudler as Link Larkin, with newcomers John Mooney as Wilbur Turnblad, Brandon Curry as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Matthew Elliott as Corny Collins, Annabelle Shea as Penny Pingleton and Stephanie Sequeira as Little Inez and an incredible ensemble of Lindsey Erin Agnes, Isabelle Archer, Lephate Cunningham III, Jeffrey Kelly, Madison Mayer, Wil Moser, Aaron Roberts and Essence Williams.

Cape Rep’s 2016 season opens with My Name is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner,

adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok running May 5 through June 5 followed by the Tom Stoppard comedy Rough Crossing, June 23 through July 23.  The Tony Award winning Hairspray The Broadway Musical plays from August 3 through September 3.  The Woman in Black will haunt the stage from September 15 through October 16 and the season will close with Cape Cod premier of the Tony winning hit, Peter and the Starcatcher, playing from November 3 through December 4.  Our Outdoor Theater Children’s Show is A Year with Frog and Toad based on the books by Arnold Lobel which runs Tuesdays & Wednesdays, June 28 through August 31 along with Mary Wilson’s popular Pitter Patter Puppets on Thursdays from July 7 through August 25.

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.

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