New Jersey Stage

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cape May Stage Presents "Blue Plate Special" -- An Evening with Kate McCauley Hathaway & Friends

(Cape May, NJ) -– Get ready for dessert! Cape May Stage, South Jersey's premier Equity theatre, is pleased to present "Blue Plate Special," a musical evening of song and word, in conjunction with this year's Cape May Forum, "The Politics of Food in the 21st Century." Kate McCauley Hathaway, who stars as Clairee in this season's Steel Magnolias, will share the stage with Artistic Director Roy Steinberg and Steel Magnolias co-star Marlena Lustik, in a cabaret performance celebrating food and everything it represents.  Blue Plate Special will run on September 19, at 8:00p.m. at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse on Bank and Lafayette Streets.

Kate McCauley Hathaway is a lifelong summer resident of Cape May.  She made her acting debut at the tender age of 6 on the stage of the Cape May Playhouse. Since then, she has appeared in many stage productions, most notably as Fantine in Les Miserables, Eva Peron in Evita, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, and Ensign Nellie Forbush in South Pacific.  Kate has appeared at the Forrest and Walnut St. Theatres in Philadelphia as well as several cabaret venues in NY and Philadelphia. Her film work includes: Rachel Getting Married and Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

For Blue Plate Special, Ms. Hathaway has joined forces with Cape May Stage's Artistic Director Roy Steinberg and his wife Marlena Lustik.  Accompanied by the versatile and talented David Brunetti, a writer, musician and teacher in New York City, the trio will regale audiences with songs like, "If I Knew You Were Coming, I'd've Baked A Cake," to "Captain Hook's Tango" from Peter Pan, to famous commercials like the Chiquita Banana song.  Audiences will indulge on a savory script full of quotes and quips by famous gastronomes like Woody Allen and Collette.  "After all the serious lectures and contemplating slow food and future resources, this is a purely entertaining evening of silliness and delight," notes Steinberg.

Blue Plate Special is a one-night limited engagement co-sponsored by the Cape May Forum at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse at the corner of Bank & Lafayette Streets in downtown Cape May.  Tickets are $50.  Call (609) 884-1341 for reservations and information or visit the theatre's website,