CAPE MAY STAGE PRESENTS BROADWAY STAR, ANITA GILLETTE, IN "AFTER ALL..."
(Cape May, NJ) -- Cape May Stage, South Jersey's premier Equity
theatre, is thrilled to welcome Broadway, television and film star,
Anita Gillette, in her one-woman show, "After All..." With more than 50
years of performing and entertaining audiences worldwide, this is
unbelievably her first one-woman show. Join this legend on Monday,
August 5 at 8 p.m.
"After All...,"directed by Barry Kleinbort
and accompanied by Manhattan's Association of Cabarets and Clubs
award-winning music director Paul Greenwood, is a smartly structured
cabaret act that dips well into Gillette's long-standing career in
theatre, television and film. It's a fun tour that illustrates what an
incredibly appealing, charming, and versatile performer Gillette is.
contemporary treasure most recently played Tina Fey's mother on NBC's
"30 Rock." But she is also a Broadway veteran with 14 shows to her
credit including "Cabaret","Gypsy","Guys & Dolls","Brighton Beach
Memoirs","Showboat", and "Chapter Two" for which she received a Tony
However, she may be best known as Mona, the
mistress, in John Patrick Shanley's "Moonstruck." She's also had major
roles in the following films: "Shall We Dance"(with Richard Gere), "Boys
on the Side,""Larger Than Life,""She's The One"and more. And she's had
recurring television roles on "CSI"and "Law & Order SVU,"as well as
appearances in "Sex and the City,""Frasier,""Mad About You"among
"After All..,"her very first one-woman cabaret, is
wickedly funny and completely captivating. It's a ninety-minute
intimate, behind-the-scenes peek at her career and personal life
complete with dishy stories about co-workers as varied as Merman, Cher,
and Fey. Naturally, it is jam-packed with tons of fabulous music from
the greats like Irving Berlin, Jule Styne, and Johnny Mercer.
has the gift of being able to imitate the voices of characters in the
stories she spins. She can deftly wiggle her body to emphasize a lyric,
whether trying to be sexy or satirical. The anecdotes flow smoothly and
are well-interspersed with the chosen songs, whether they illustrate a
point in her career or emerge as comment. All-in-all, it adds up to
Gillette being both a seasoned singer and a sly comedienne.
Gillette's performance in "After All..."is part of Cape May Stage's
acclaimed Second Stage Series. This completely entertaining cabaret
show will run Monday, August 5 at 8 p.m. at the Robert Shackleton
Playhouse at the corner of Bank & Lafayette Streets in downtown Cape
May. Tickets are $50 and include an after party at the Wine Bar at the
Washington Inn, Cape May's hip, relaxing, contemporary meeting place at
the corner of Washington and Jefferson Streets. You'll have a chance
to mingle with the stars, while enjoying delicious complimentary finger
foods and a well-stocked cash bar. Call (609) 770-8311 for reservations
and information or visit the theatre's website, www.capemaystage.org .