The Cultural Arts Playhouse, located in Syosset, New York, is well known for it’s main-stage summer performances. With past shows like Rent, Grease, All Shook Up, Ragtime, and American Idiot, CAP has quite the resume.
This past Thursday, CAP announced that it’s 2016 summer season would consist of three shows – 42nd Street, In The Heights, and Tommy. Each show will rehearse for three weeks and run for three weeks. These three shows were chosen specifically for their differences in order to make the season more exciting. 42nd street features a chorus girl who has to fill in for the starring role at the last minute, stealing the show. In The Heights tells the story of Nina Rosario, a young girl from Washington Heights who returns home after being away from school to tell her parents she has failed out. The story follows her family and friends over the course of three days as they help Nina plan her future. Tommy, which has music based on The Who’s album “Tommy”, tells the exhilarating story of hope, healing, and spirit of a young disabled boy who triumphs over his hardships.
Bruce Grossman, owner and director at the Cultural Arts Playhouse, said that these shows were chosen for a very specific reason. “They all tell stories about people who overcome hardships and make their dreams a reality.” Grossman said.
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