Cape May Stage is proud to announce its 43 nominations for theatrical awards in 11 fields by the BroadwayWorld-New Jersey Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Regional productions, touring shows and more are all included in the awards that will honor productions opening between Oct. 1, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018.
This year, the BroadwayWorld Regional Awards are bigger and better than ever and include over 100 cities across America, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia! BroadwayWorld editors set the categories, then readers submitted their nominees; now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through Dec. 31, 2018 and winners will be announced in January! Readers can visit www.broadwayworld.com/new-jersey to vote for your favorite Cape May Stage director, actor, actress, play, cabaret act, costume designer, set designer, ensemble or lighting designer, or for “The Shuck” for Best World Premiere.
Continuing at Cape May Stage is the east coast premiere of Charles Evered’s “An Actor’s Carol,” which is a fresh and funny spoof on the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.” It tells the tale of Hugh Pendleton, a noteworthy actor drained of his artistic passion and love for the theatre after playing the character of Scrooge one too many times. John Little, Kirsten Hopkins, Karack Osborn and Kevin Cristaldi play the cast of 17 characters. Directing this stellar cast is award-winning director Roy Steinberg. This hilarious new look at a classic reminds us that even the most jaded among us can still discover the magic of the holidays, and in the theater as well. “An Actor’s Carol” runs through Dec. 30 Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
In addition to Cape May Stage’s main stage performance, CMS will be staging a Pay-What-You-Wish reading of “I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard” by Halley Feiffer on Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. It is the story of Ella, a precocious and fiercely competitive actress who wants to make her famous playwright father proud―and become famous herself. In the aftermath of a boozy, drug-fueled evening when Ella’s father is especially hurtful, she flings herself into the arms of a young director with whom she begins to collaborate on a one-woman show . . . about her father. Don’t miss out on this dark and funny take on the eternal struggles of parents and children to find common ground.
Cape May Stage is also pleased to announce that we will be collecting toys to donate to Toys for Tots through Dec. 14. Bring in an unwrapped gift to bring joy to a child this holiday season.
For more information, call (609) 770-8311 or visit www.capemaystage.org. Give the gift of theatre this holiday season with memberships and packages for the 2019 season.