Testa and Starobin Join Forces for Musical Evening at Cape May Stage July 13

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Mary Testa, who was most recently seen as General Cartwright in the Broadway revival of Guys & Dolls, presents her concert act — Sleepless Variations — July 13 at Cape May Stage in Cape May, NJ.
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The Broadway favorite will be joined onstage by orchestrator Michael Starobin, who will debut his newest works as well. Show time is 8 PM. Sleepless Variations, according to press notes, is "a song cycle exploring where a woman's mind wanders when she can't sleep. The story unfolds in the middle of the night where Testa, desperately trying to fall asleep, appears on stage in tailored pajamas alongside a bed, a few tables, and a piano. With her ability as a physical comedienne as well as her strong vocal talents, Testa takes the common frustration of those familiar sleepless nights to a brand new level of exploration."

Expect songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jimi Hendrix and Bjork.

Mary Testa, who played Melpomene and Medusa in Xanadu, has also been seen on Broadway in Guys and Dolls, Chicago, Barnum, Marilyn, The Rink, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, On the Town, Marie Christine and 42nd Street, earning Tony nominations for her work in On the Town and 42nd Street. Her other theatre credits include See What I Wanna See, String of Pearls, Lend Me a Tenor, The Vagina Monologues, The Wax, From Above (Obie Award), Lucky Stiff, In Trousers, Tartuffe and On the Town (Obie Award). Testa's screen credits include "Stay," "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding," "Sleepers," "Whoopi" and "Sex and the City."

Sleepless Variations will be presented in the Robert Shackleton Playhouse of the Cape May Stage. Tickets are $50; call (609) 884-1341 for tickets and more information or visit the theatre's website, www.capemaystage.com.

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