Summertime is all about longer days, vacations, spending time with family and friends and of course going to the beach. This summer, one of Philadelphia’s favorite actors, Jeffrey Coon, is co-creating a unique event with Ree Dunphy. Mr. Coon will host three distinctive cabaret style shows at the Cape May Convention Hall in Cape May, New Jersey. Not only is this show sure to be tons of fun and entertaining, but it has a special meaning for Coon as well.
Philadelphia audiences know Coon from such roles as Harold Hill in The Music Man, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, and Billy Bigelow in Carousel. Coon has performed in many theatres throughout the region including Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre, and Act II Playhouse. What many may not know about Mr. Coon is that he is originally from Cape May, NJ and graduated from Lower Cape May Regional High School. Coon illustrated why this concert is important to him, “part of the reason we wanted to work with the City to put this show together was as a small way of supporting the community that supported me as a kid. I owe much of what I do professionally as a performer to the people who taught, and many still do, at the high school.” Not only is this concert going to be full of talented individuals who will entertain audiences, it also gives Coon the ability to give back to the community that gave him support growing up.
An Evening at the Cape May Summer Club is three entertaining evenings with not only wonderful entertainment by Coon, but also a variety of special guests such as JP Dunphy, Jennifer Hope Wills, Tony Braithwaite and Joliet Harris just to name a few. According to Mr. Coon, “I am so proud of the work that has gone into creating these shows. They are three different cabaret style shows with different guests each night. We have incredibly talented singers . . . dancing and a seventeen piece Big Band.” One of the great things that Coon is excited about is that each evening is different, so someone can go to each concert and expect a different experience each time. One final thought that Coon wanted to make sure everyone knows about the concerts, “you can come to all three shows and see three different evenings of song, dance and fun. So we’re going to be encouraging people who can come to all three shows to do so because it’ll be so worth their time and entertainment dollars.”
Tickets for An Evening at the Cape May Summer Club are $35, and the dates for this event are July 26, August 16 and August 30, 2014. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.capemaysummerclub.com.
Kelli Curtin is editor and writer for theatresensation.com. In addition, she is a contributor for the online sites broadwayworld.com and figlancaster.com and is a freelance writer. Kelli is excited to share her passion about theatre and the arts with her readers. Kelli can be found on twitter @theatrescribe and on Facebook/theatresensation.