THE RINK @ The Cape Playhouse
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Terrence McNally
Musical Direction by Andrew Gerle, Choreograpy by Jennifer Paulson-Lee, Set Design by Dan Meeker, Costume Design by Janine McCabe, Lighting Design by Christopher Chambers, Stage Manager – Marci Glotzer, Artistic Director – Evans Haile
I am still trying to locate some more production stills. Here are some rehearsal shots from when mentor-friends John Kander and Richard Maltby, Jr. attended.
(Reviews Below Slideshow)
“Director Michael Unger has delivered a musical with quirky, captivating charm that is reminiscent of the debut of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Barrington Stage two summers ago, which he also helmed. That offbeat phenomenon quickly found a home on Broadway. This show has the potential to make a comparable leap.” (Boston Globe)
“It takes considerable legerdemain to balance a story of family dysfunction with the periodic upbeat numbers that a musical needs to stay afloat. Fortunately, director Michael Unger never lets the pace flag or the tone go maudlin. The show’s “sour” quality reads today as refreshingly astringent… if there’s any fairness in the world, this show will eventually find its way back to Broadway. Do what you can to catch this stellar production of The Rink during its short run.” (TheatreMania)
“Director Michael Unger takes a real bite out of the word “challenge.” The Cape Playhouse has a small stage and he maneuvered the actors amazingly.” (Cape Cod Today)