Cape May’s own and Philadelphia favorite, Jeff Coon, is co-creating and hosting three unique, cabaret-style variety shows for shore audiences at the Cape May Convention Hall this summer. These shows titled, An Evening at the Cape May Summer Club, are being co-created with Ree Carney Dunphy. Dunphy is known for assisting in creating and operating Carney’s, the legendary pub on the University of Philadelphia’s campus, and the famous Carney’s Restaurant and Bar in Cape May, New Jersey.
According to Jeff, An Evening at the Cape May Summer Club will have three performances that promise to be “swinging events chock full of singing, dancing and fantastic fun. Hosted by me and featuring some of my most talented friends, along with an incredible seventeen-piece live band.” This is an evening of live entertainment that you will not get anywhere else at the Jersey Shore.
The shows will highlight music from the Golden Era of Song, Broadway Standards and Shore Favorites specially created for each evening at the Summer Club. Each show also features a variety of special guests, including multi-talented actor JP Dunphy, comedian Tony Braithwaite, Broadway’s Jennifer Hope Wills, Philadelphia favorite Fran Prisco and others. In addition, each show will offer a chance for audience members to meet members of the cast and purchase beverages sold by Carney’s, a landmark restaurant in Cape May.
“Audiences will enjoy completely different shows at each performance. We have amazing talent lined up that will change from show to show, along with specialty acts and dance routines that will vary as well. Audiences members will see a new show each time they attend.”, says Mr. Coon.
This is one event that you do not want to miss in Cape May this summer. And in order to make it as easy as possible for audiences to “not miss” a moment at the Summer Club, an express trolley shuttle will be available to audience members starting at 7 p.m. on the evening of each show. Free parking is available at Cape May City Elementary School, located at 921 Lafayette Street in Cape May, where a trolley will then pick up attendees and shuttle them to Convention Hall for each performance. The trolley service will be available after the show until 11 p.m. to get people back to their vehicles.
One of the primary motivations for the creation of this event was to help establish and grow a connection between An Evening at the Cape May Summer Club and the Cape May community at large. According to Dunphy, “We wanted to create an event that the visitors will come to, but more so, the residents of Cape May could call their own.” With that in mind, the organizers of this event established a scholarship to be awarded to students from the Lower Cape May Regional school district who are currently involved in the live arts (theatre, music, dance), and who aspire to pursue their craft professionally. “The Lower Cape May Regional school district and the teachers and arts program within it are almost singularly responsible for my ability of having been a professional performer for over twenty years. I wanted to use these evenings not only as a way to feature amazing talent in concerts for Cape May, but also as a way to reestablish a commitment to the community and the teachers and artists who helped educate and motivate me. This scholarship is meant just for that,” says Mr. Coon.
JUST THE FACTS
WHAT: “An Evening at the Cape May Summer Club”
Created by Jeff Coon and Ree Dunphy
Co-Hosted by Jeff Coon and Fran Prisco
WHEN: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
All performances begin at 8pm
RUN TIME: 2 hours
WHERE: Cape May Convention Hall For Tickets or ticket information Click Here