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Rich and I are huge fans of the local theater scene and encourage all of our guests at the High Pointe Inn to take in a show during their visit to Cape Cod. So it was a real treat to get an email from the Cape Cod Playhouse today announcing its lineup for the 2012 summer season. As usual it promises to be a good one.
Starting the season with a Sherlock Homes murder mystery cloaked in a shroud of physical comedy is “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (June 11 -23). Next up is “As Bees in Honey Drown”, a face-paced comedy filled with twists and turns and double takes that promises to be a rollicking good time (June 25 – July 7).
“Ain’t Misbehavin” a Tony award-winning musical featuring the tunes of Fats Waller set in the sultry dives of the jazz era guarantees to be a foot-stomping evening of great music and dance ( July 9 – 21). Close on its heels is “Legally Blonde”, a Broadway sensation based on the eponymous film that starred Reese Witherspoon in the title role of Elle Woods. A personal favorite, the play takes us from the laid-back California social scene to the uptight halls of Harvard. Playing July 24 – August 4, this one is sure to be the season’s must-see.
On stage August 5 – 16 is Cole Porter’s “Kiss me Kate”, another Tony award-winner, and a raucous romantic comedy filled with such standards as “It’s Too Darn Hot”, “Another Opening, Another Show”, and “From this Moment On”. And wrapping up the season August 20 – September 20 are the Little Sisters of Hoboken who treat us to an evening of show stopping songs and fun-filled dance numbers in “Nunsense”. Mother Superior will never be the same.
Tickets are on sale now at the Cape Cod Playhouse. Be sure to order early so you won’t miss out on the best theater experience this side of Broadway.