The Cape Playhouse brochure arrived in today's mail, describing the shows that'll be put on there this summer. We're not big theater-goers, maybe a show a year, but probably not even that. We get the brochure because we took the girls to see The Gizmo Guys there last year. So I'm hovering over the trash, browsing this quickly just in case anything catches my eye before I toss it, and I notice the ticket prices: $25 to $50. Fair enough, but what surprises me is this: There is a $5 surcharge for musicals.
I realize they have to pay musicians and all, but as someone who'd readily pay extra not to have to see a musical* , that cracked me right up.
*exceptions: Spamalot, which was very very silly, and Wicked, which I haven't seen but would love to, because the book was awesome.