A hilarious world premiere musical adaptation of Sheri Wilner’s riotous battle-of-the-baking-sexes play starring Sherri L. Edelen.
It’s the 50th Annual Millberry Cake Off. The legendary jackpot: one million dollars for the best homemade sugary delight. After a chilly pre-heating, hardy contestants Paul and Rita don their aprons, strap on their oven mitts and square off. Armed with whisks, bowls, knives and eggs, the two engage in an increasingly ludicrous all-out brawl… and only one can remain standing when the timer dings.
Ferociously funny, there’s nothing sweet about this wild musical satire, presented as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival.
“Sheri Wilner has concocted an original and laugh-out-loud satire on gender roles… barbed, witty, thoughtful, giggle and snort inducing.” —The New York Times
The performance will last approximately ninety seven minutes with no intermission.
Cake Off is sponsored by Wesley Pickard and Jeanette Studley
New work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by The Reva and David Logan Foundation
Partial support for open captioning provided by Theatre Development Fund.
Cake Off is presented as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival
More than 50 of the Washington, D.C. region’s professional theaters are joining together to produce, in the fall of 2015, the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The companies will each present a world premiere production of a work by one or more female playwrights, highlighting both the scope of plays being written by women, and the range of professional theater being produced in and around the nation’s capital. The Women’s Voices Theater Festival will be the largest collaboration of theater companies working simultaneously to produce original works by female writers in history.
“This stunning high-octane comedy is both hilarious and heart-warming, a true veritable rollercoaster of emotions in just 100 minutes of sensational singing and performing.”
“Rousing… a confectionery musical comedy”
“Signature’s new musical hits sweet notes”
“Nails the madness of a baking competition.”
“An appetizingly savory musical.”
“Sweet and charming.”
“Heartfelt and hysterical.”
Based on the original play by
Sheri Wilner & Julia Jordan
Julia Jordan & Adam Gwon
Musical Direction by
Scenic Design by
Costume Design by
Lighting Design by
R. Lee Kennedy
Sound Design by
Production Stage Manager
enjoy classic red velvet, s’mores, vanilla chocolate, and salted caramel cupcakes from the Happy Tart Bakery before or after the show.
pumpkin spiced martini
a fall inspired pumpkin martini laced with nutmeg and finish with a graham cracker rim
caramel coffee cake
Bailey’s salted caramel liquor and Kahlua served over ice
Bailey’s salted caramel liquor and Bulleit Bourbon