Mack and Mabel

Date: September 20, 2012 — October 21, 2012
Days & Times:

Wednesdays at 7pm
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
No Performances September 23 & 26 and October 14

Price: $30-$35

Based on an idea by Leonard Spigelglass
Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Directed by Peter Hackett
Musical Direction by Scott Storr
Choreography by Keith Coughlin


Set in the silent film world of slapstick routines, pratfalls, wild chases, and nailbiting moments, Mack & Mabel is the story of the tempestuous love affair of two silent film icons: director, Mack Sennet, the “King of Comedy” and the star comedienne, Mabel Normand.   Come listen to the spectacular soaring score that Jerry Herman (Mame, Hello Dolly, La Cage Aux Folles) claimed as his favorite.  It includes beautiful ballads, Time Heals Everything, I Won’t Send You Roses and rousing showstoppers, I Wanna Make The World Laugh and Tap Your Troubles Away.


‘Mack & Mabel’: Love amid the slapstick
September 22, 2012
‘The Jerry Herman musical, and what happens to its characters, is all about movie-making, and the small Tinseltown touches are just one of many things that make this Cape Rep Theatre production special…it’s all set to a wonderful score brought lushly to life by musical director Scott Storr.” – The Cape Cod Times

‘Mack & Mabel’ is moving and funny
September 27, 2012
“Cape Rep Theatre’s well-staged production is moving, funny and thoroughly entertaining. Read more: ‘Mack & Mabel’ is moving and funny.” – The Cape Codder

Cape Rep musical’s a moving picture of love
September 28, 2012
“Cape Rep Theatre is once again showing they can take pretty much any musical out of the American songbook, dust it off, and turn it into a hit…the show’s a powerhouse.” – The Barnstable Patriot

Silence Is Golden: ‘Mack & Mabel’ Boffo Musical At Cape Rep
September 27, 2012
“The music is enchanting. This cast of 12 sounds like double that. The dozen actors perform the slapstick, the dancing and the singing effortlessly and on a very grand scale. Audiences loved all of them; the filming of the horseback riding, the bathing beauties, the Keystone cops, the pie-throwing episode and more. The superb ensemble included all standout actors. Their actions sometimes were literally louder than words, and the ensemble singing was extraordinary. Musical ensemble numbers abound and it’s hard to pick a favorite. “Tap Your Troubles Away” (performed by Brook, and the two Paquins) was a true highlight which brought spontaneous hoots and hollers from the audience with the very first tap. Cape Rep’s Mack & Mabel is the complete package: brilliant performances, sparkling song and dance numbers, and an intriguing storyline. Don’t miss it.” – Cape Cod Chronicle

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