Check out this video interview with CRUDE's Playwright Maureen Condon, and two actors in the Cape Cod Theatre Company's production of the show: Debbie Barrette, who played the wife of the CEO oil tycoon, and Karen McPherson who played the distraught Customer Service Manager at the Solar Sands Energy subsidiary. You'll see footage from the show wrapped into the interview.
Frances Covais Lautenberger, Director of CRUDE at the Cape Cod Theatre Company's premiere production, discusses with Playwright Maureen Condon the challenges and satisfaction involved in staging a new musical for the first time.
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Phone: 508.432.2002 x3
Environmentalist Daughter Tries to Outwit Her Oil Tycoon Dad
In CRUDE – THE CLIMATE CHANGE MUSICAL
At The Cape Cod Theatre Company/HJT Oct. 10 – Nov. 10
WEST HARWICH, MA (SEPTEMBER 4, 2019) --CRUDE-THE CLIMATE CHANGE MUSICAL -- about an environmentalist daughter who tries to outwit her oil tycoon Dad -- will make its debut Oct. 10 - Nov. 10, at the Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre.
The show was: "An Official Selection of the 2016 New York Musical Festival”; Invited to the 2018 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival; and two songs from the musical have been performed by the Cape Symphony Orchestra.
“CRUDE is a fun musical romp through the world of big oil and high stakes PR where solar start-ups and the press are pawns in a game of corporate intrigue and family politics,” says CRUDE’s author, Cape Cod songwriter/playwright Maureen Condon.
CRUDE’s Director Frances Covais Lautenberger says,“ I am so excited to be part of a new work as it becomes a full production. It's a must see experience that has an important message wrapped in a fun and entertaining package.”
Music Direction for CRUDE is by Chris Morris; Choreography by Maxie Davidson; Scenic & Lighting Design by Jim P. Byrne; Costume Design by Frances Covais Lautenberger; Sound Design and Technical Direction by Matt Kohler; Production Stage Management by Cella Mariani and Properties Management by Marybeth Travis. The album for CRUDE-THE CLIMATE CHANGE MUSICAL was produced and arranged by John McKenna & Co., Evergreen, CO.
Conrad Geyser, Founder and Principal of Cotuit Solar -- one of the five solar companies sponsoring this production of CRUDE-- says: "Cotuit Solar believes small changes by many are the means to a sustainable future. Having theater as a means to integrate this message to the public brings needed levity for a heavy subject. CRUDE-The Climate Change Musical is an inspiring way to spread an important message. Supporting the environment and the arts is a win-win!"
Andrew Wade, President, My Generation Energy, another sponsor of CRUDE, says, "Getting the message out about climate change is crucial - whether it's through news articles or song & dance. It's imperative that we all come together to implement strategies to preserve the planet."
Sponsors include: Cotuit Solar; Solar Rising; My Generation Energy;E2 Solar; Clean Energy Design;Cape Cod 350.org; 350Mass Better Future Project; Massachusetts Chapter Sierra Club; Cape Light Compact; A3 Architects, Inc.;Rick Roy Construction; Glivinski & Associates, Inc.;and Sunderland Printing, plus individual sponsors: Michele and Gary Clarke; Kevin Bleau and others who donated anonymously.
The show will be presented: Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m., Oct. 10 – Nov. 10. For more details about CRUDE – THE CLIMATE CHANGE MUSICALand to purchase tickets, visit: www.capecodtheatrecompany.org; or call OvationTix, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays: 866-811-4111; or the CCTC/HJT Box Office on Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m., and 2 hours prior to all performances at 508-432-2002.
About The Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre
This iconic Cape Cod theatre, founded in 1951, is a nationally recognized, year-round cultural landmark of education and entertainment for audiences of more than 20,000 annually.
Mission Statement: The Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre educates, empowers, and inspires students of all ages and from all backgrounds to explore and expand their creative talents and aspirations, to experience and appreciate live theatre, and to develop and nurture a lifelong love of the performing arts.
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