Check out this fantastic feature in Boston Spirit Magazine about CUPCAKE creators Bradley Seeman, David Reiffel, and Michael Wartofsky, and hear the full story behind the creation of this hilarious world premiere musical!
Sexy, Subversive, Silly, and Sweet Love Letter to Summertown CUPCAKE Makes World Premiere At Boston’s Club Cafe May 10 — June 24
BOSTON, MA — CUPCAKE, a sexy, subversive, silly and sweet love letter to Summertown will make its World premiere at Boston’s Club Café May 10 — June 24, 2012. Book by Bradley Seeman, music by Michael Wartofsky (Car Talk: The Musical!!), and lyrics by David Reiffel, and directed and produced by Guy Ben-Aharon (GBA Productions, Israeli Stage). For cast announcement and more information visit http://www.cupcakethemusical.com. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sunday brunch/matinee shows (June10, 17, and 24 at 2pm). Ticket are $25 -$35 with Special Group discounts also available at email@example.com. To buy tickets go to https://www.clubcafe.com or call 617-536-0966. The Boston production is sponsored in part by Cupcake Vodka. (Press performance: Saturday May 12 at 8pm.) For more behind the scenes visit www.cupcakethemusical.com.
Last night, the cast and creative team of CUPCAKE assembled at the home studio of the incredibly talented Joel Benjamin to take some photographs for the show. This was also the first time that the cast and creative/production side of the show all got to meet each other, so it was a particularly exciting evening, and Joel was incredibly kind in opening up his home to us for a few hours (5 cast members + 3 creators + 1 producer/director + Marketing + PR + Associate Producer + Joel + Joel’s 2 lovely pups = 1 big party).
By the end of the night, Joel had taken over 700 pictures. Here’s just a few of our favorites:
Get a taste of our cupcakes! Enjoy a video clip performance of “Baking Again,” from the Michael Wartofsky Songbook Concert, September 26, 2011 at Berklee College of Music.
CUPCAKE is a flirty love-letter to Summertown, a free-spirited seaside resort where every mouth waters for Tom and his irresistible cupcakes.
But rookie Officer Stone, looking hot in his spotless uniform, is on the prowl: the law clearly states that street sales of food are taboo. The locals, especially the hunky Lifeguard and the sexy-nerdy Librarian, relish Tom’s contraband cupcakes and help their adored baker boy avoid arrest. Meanwhile the ruthless Real Estate Agent (who bears a remarkable resemblance to the Tourist, the Judge, and the Captain of the Women’s Softball Team) intends to seal her own sweet deal.
If anyone is going to get their hunger satisfied, they’d better hurry: this is Summertown, and the short, short season is almost at an end.
We’re still casting for a few parts for the world premiere production of CUPCAKE. If you recommend an actor previously unknown to us, and that actor is cast in the show, you will win a $25 gift certificate for cupcakes and other fare at the South End Buttery and two complimentary tickets to the show.
Email us to sign up for an audition slot (January 29th and 30th)
GBA Productions seeks non-Equity men for the new musical “CUPCAKE” at Club Café in Boston, MA. Stipend provided.
- Auditions: Sunday, Jan 29, 5pm-10pm; Monday, Jan 30, 8:30-11pm
- First Rehearsal: April 16, 2012; Runs May 10 – June 24, 2012
ROLES to cast:
TOM: (male, high baritone, 20s-30s) — cute and sunny, he makes the best cupcakes anyone has ever tasted (and knows it). Obsessed with baking, he flirts with any and everyone, but is clueless when it comes to romance. Should move well for one short rumba sequence.
LIFEGUARD: (male, tenor, 18 – 30s) — gay, hunky, promiscuous. Must be comfortable performing shirtless in lifeguard jams. He wants everyone to have a good time, especially himself.
To schedule an audition appointment, send your name, phone number, headshot and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Auditions will be given out in FIVE (5) minute slots. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Prepare two contrasting sixteen-bar excerpts. Accompanist provided. Performers are responsible for bringing their own sheet music to the audition.
Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition. GBA Productions shall conduct all auditions/interviews in a manner that continues to promote fair consideration to ethnic minorities, women, seniors and performers with disabilities. GBA Productions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contracts: Independent contractor contracts. Housing is not guaranteed for out-of-area performers.