Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wait, that costs MORE?

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.


  1. We love the Cape Playhouse.. Where else on the Cape are you going to see Broadway caliber productions like these.Most audience members are asking for more musicals, not less. We know they are expensive, but well worth it!

  2. My son and his girlfriend went to see Wicked a couple of weeks ago. They are still raving about it.

    I think I'm the only person in the universe that really loathed that book.

  3. You're not the only one MB. Most of my book group truly hated it.

  4. I agree - I would pay extra to not endure most musicals!

  5.'re an Obama-supporting Cape-loving musical-hating lapsed catholic? Are you sure we're not related?

  6. Hi paul!

    Everything but the lapsed Catholic.

    I'm a potentially lapsing Episcopalian -- kind of a Unitarian Universalist with a fondness for liturgy :).

    I just get a kick out of Vatican stances because so many of them are incompatible with, well, sanity, for one thing.

  7. Even better. I went U/U after giving up on the RC.