A host of stars from stage and screen will be part of The Cape Playhouse’s 93rd season in Dennis, Massachusetts, which kicks off June 12–22 with Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.
Directed by Matt Lenz, the company includes Dan Amboyer (Younger) as Jack, Jason Gotay (Bring It On) as Algernon, Tony nominee Isabel Keating (The Boy From Oz), and Edward Hibbert (Frasier, The Drowsy Chaperone) as Lady Bracknell.
Producing Artistic Director Michael Rader will helm Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s Little Shop of Horrors June 26–July 6. Featuring choreography by Shea Sullivan, the production will feature Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies, Tuck Everlasting) as Seymour, Lauren Zakrin (Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812) as Audrey, Miles Jacoby (The Book of Mormon) as Orin, Stephen Berger (Kinky Boots) as Mushnik, and Rema Webb (The Color Purple) as Audrey II.
Tony nominee Hunter Foster will then direct the Tony-winning Once, based on the film of the same name. Running July 10–20, the company will include Barry DeBois (Once tour) as Guy, Elizabeth Nestlerode (The Other Josh Cohen) as Girl, Matt Wolpe (Finding Neverland) as Billy, Zach Spoud (The Other Josh Cohen) as Svec, Ben Magnuson (Once), and Lisa Helmi Johanson (Avenue Q tour) as Reza.
The Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Chorus Line will follow, playing July 24–August 3 with direction by Joyce Chittick and choreography by Rick Faugno. The company will be led by Sara Esty (An American in Paris) as Cassie, Tracy Jai Edwards (Legally Blonde) as Sheila, Darien Crago (Holiday Inn) as Kristine, Kim McClay (A Chorus Line tour) as Maggie, and Jeffrey Schecter (Fiddler on the Roof) as Zach.
From August 7 through August 17, the venue will present Michael Frayn’s Tony-nominated farce Noises Off. Jeffry Denman will direct a cast that includes Saturday Night Live’s Heidi Gardner, Jennifer Cody (Shrek the Musical) as Dotty, Peter Bradbury (The Ferryman) as Lloyd, and Bill Buell (Noises Off) as Sheldon.
The summer season will conclude August 21–31 with the Ira Levin thriller Deathtrap. Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge will direct Robert Petkoff (Spamalot) as Sidney, Robbie Simpson (Afterglow) as Clifford, Susan Wands (Coastal Disturbances) as Myra, David Shih as Porter, and two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser (The Secret Garden, Romance/Romance) as Helga.
The 2019 Cape Playhouse casting director is Geoff Josselson, with Jimmy Larkin as assistant casting director.