We dedicate this season to our founder and original Producing Artistic Director, Lile Cruse. Lile’s vision and dedication to bringing quality musicals to Santa Cruz County was the foundation of what Cabrillo Stage is today.
This summer’s diverse offerings begin with a Pop cultural celebration of women, friendship and the music of a uniquely unforgettable decade … and conclude with a Tony Award winning fantastical drama of children’s fairy tales woven brilliantly together and then twisted by the master musical storyteller, Steven Sondheim.
Beehive: The 60’s Musical
The ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment, Beehive features the music of some of the decade’s legendary artists, including the Supremes, Leslie Gore, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and Janis Joplin.
It’s a 60’s nostalgia party with timeless classics such as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby”, “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Me and Bobby McGee.” Beehive begins in the early days of the decade, fondly recalling simpler times. But beehive hair-dos, records, and boys, defiantly evolved into miniskirts, transistor radios, flower power and the summer of love.
This story is told from the perspective of six young women who came of age in this enigmatic decade. Through the sounds of their female Rock idols, these young ladies look back on a host of issues ranging from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges of political unrest, inequality and seeking empowerment.
Come share their journey and enjoy great singing and dancing, lots of fun, and an outstanding, live onstage band! BEEHIVE: The 60’s Musical will play June 27 through July 14.
Into the Woods
One of the most beloved Broadway musicals of all time, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece … and a rare modern classic.
The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. Audiences will enjoy seeing Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack (and his Beanstalk), Cinderella, handsome Princes and other entertaining characters.
The musical revolves around a childless baker and his wife, and their quest to begin a family, a journey that begins with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and continues as they interact with the storybook characters along their way. The Tony Award winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
Mark your calendars for this summer’s special Into the Woods Children’s Matinee at 12 noon on Thursday August 9th. Kids are encouraged to come dressed in character costumes, and after the show they will enjoy special backstage tours and orchestra demonstrations, as well as a meet and greet with our cast! INTO THE WOODS will play July 25 through August 18.
On behalf of the 38th Season’s cast and crew, we look forward to seeing you ”On Broadway”!
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