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Sunday at 6 PMPrice: $100, $130 preferred seating
Cape Rep Theatre presents Summer Starlight, An Evening to Remember with guest of honor, Tony Award winning theatre, film and television actor, Michael Cerveris. Tickets for this gala celebration benefiting Cape Rep Theatre include an outdoor party with hors d’oeuvres and live jazz, a brief live auction with Michael Murphy, a performance and audience discussion with Mr. Cerveris in the Indoor Theater emceed by filmmaker Amber Edwards, and a champagne and dessert finale with Michael Cerveris under the stars.
Summer Starlight is Cape Rep Theatre’s largest fundraising benefit and a highlight of our summer theater season. Join us for:
- Fresh oyster bar courtesy of Big Rock Oyster Company and Lou Concra
- Fine wine and beer graciously provided by 1620 Brewhouse
- Sumptuous hors d’oeuvres from Cosmos Catering
- Smooth jazz music by the Alan Clinger Trio
- Brief live auction of enticing experiences led by auctioneer Michael Murphy
- Musical interlude with Cape Rep’s own Jared Hagan and Trish LaRose
- Engaging performance by Michael Cerveris
- Lively discussion with our star moderated by Amber Edwards
- Champagne reception with delectable chocolates by Chatham Candy Manor
Special thanks to Bayside Tent, Brewster Wine and Spirits, Rockland Trust, The Farm, Hollis Insurance Agency, Gallery Antonia, Rob Kluin, Ellen Mulroney, Recycled Paper Printing, Meredith Fancy, and Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters for supporting this event.
Michael Cerveris is an award-winning stage, film, and screen actor. Hailed as “Broadway’s most versatile leading man,” Michael has portrayed diverse characters ranging from Shakespeare’s Romeo to Tommy in the original Broadway production of The Who’s Tommy; Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch; John Wilkes Booth in the Assassins, for which he won his first Tony award; Juan Peron in Evita; and Sweeney Todd in the play of the same name. In 2015, he received his second Tony award, best actor in a musical, for his portrayal of the author’s father, Bruce Bechdel, in the original Broadway production of Fun Home. This fall, Michael will return to television screens in Amazon’s The Tick and Steven Soderberg’s Mosaic for HBO. His other recent television roles include State’s Attorney James Castro on CBS’ The Good Wife; the mysterious September in JJ Abrams’ Fringe and Mervin Frey on HBO’s Treme. Also an accomplished musician, Michael has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Preservation Hall, among other venues, and has appeared with BobMouldBand, Pete Townshend, Frank Black, The Breeders, Teenage Fanclub, and Stone Temple Pilots. He performs regularly with his country band, Loose Cattle. Their live debut record, North of Houston was released in 2013, followed by a new single, Pony Girl, in November 2015. Michael resides in New York City and New Orleans.
Amber Edwards is an independent documentary filmmaker. Her most recent project is “Vince Giordano—There’s a Future in the Past” about the iconic hot jazz bandleader and preservationist, which she directed and produced with longtime filmmaking partner, Dave Davidson. A New York Times “Critics Pick”, the film opened theatrically in January 2017, to uniformly rave reviews. Also with Dave Davidson, Amber produced and directed the nine-episode ASCAP award-winning PBS series “Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook. Amber’s other PBS documentaries include “A Place Out of Time—The Bordentown School”; “Words and Music by Jerry Herman”; George Segal: American Still Life”; and “Against the Odds: Artists of the Harlem Renaissance.” For 21 years, Amber was Senior Producer and Host of New Jersey Public Television’s long-running weekly series “State of the Arts”, for which she earned thirteen regional Emmy Awards, eight CINE Golden Eagles, and numerous other honors. As a singer, Amber has performed in the “Lyrics and Lyricists” series at the 92nd Street Y, and can be heard on the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack of the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.” A graduate of Yale University, Amber is the founding Producer and Artistic Director of Yale Musical Theater of the Air, an award-winning alumni initiative that brings together professional Yale theater alumni, students, faculty, and staff to present classic American musicals in concert.