Dear Cabrillo Stage Family,
We are proud to introduce our 2017 Summer Festival Season, our 36th year of producing Broadway style musicals now on display in the Cabrillo Crocker Theater.
This summer, we choose to bridge the gap between old and new with a Disney musical of an old fairy tale, and a silly, odd family that has captured audiences for over 75 years! Our season speaks to celebrating the differences in people, especially in light of recent intolerance shown to diversity. It reminds us that everyone is unique; and where they are from, or their appearance, or their unique qualities….even eccentricities, ought to be celebrated.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY takes most of us back to the old TV series or the later movies, but began in the 1940’s as a series of magazine cartoons by Charles Addams highlighting this amusingly odd family. Not your usual family living next door, the show is a series of hilarious situations as the eccentric family interacts with the “normal” community around them. THE ADDAMS FAMILY will play June 22nd through July 9th.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is a beautiful story with some of Disney’s most popular and well-loved music. It is a love story that transcends first impressions and appearance, reveals the danger and weakness in boastful pride and bullying, and brings redemption to the agony of a long punishment for past arrogance. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will play July 20th through August 13th.
As we transition into our 36th Summer Festival season, I wish to thank our donors for your generous ongoing support of Cabrillo Stage. As you know, ticket revenues provide only a small portion of the capital needed to fund the full-scale Broadway productions for which Cabrillo Stage is known and beloved. Budget cuts have forced Cabrillo College to eliminate its economic support of Cabrillo Stage, making your continued loyal annual support more important than ever. As a past donor, you have already made a tremendous impact by helping Cabrillo Stage present shows with high production values at a price that is affordable. Thanks to your volunteerism, donations, and most importantly, your years of purchasing tickets, Cabrillo Stage has produced more than 35 years of Broadway caliber musical theatre right here in Santa Cruz County!
On behalf of the 36th season’s cast and crew, we look forward to seeing you at the theater!