Rita Hayworth – The Heat is On!

Rita Hayworth: The Heat is On

Rita Hayworth - The Heat is On

July 6th – July 12th at 8 pm

“It isn’t just her drop-dead gorgeous looks and old fashioned Glam appeal: Lemleys crystalline intonation, dancers sense of swing will make even boomers and gen-xers nostalgic for 1946.”

~ The Village Voice ~

This critically acclaimed concert is about the life of Rita Hayworth, the star who built Columbia Pictures. It’s a humorous, heartfelt and heartbreaking look at The Golden Age of Hollywood, Me Too Movement and The Price of Fame. It is also a celebration of a remarkable life told with humor, wit and impeccable storytelling woven with The Great American Songbook from The Golden Age Of Hollywood. Starring Quinn Lemley, winner of the Bistro Award and two-time nominee for the MAC awards for achievements in cabaret, comedy and jazz. Please note that this show is not part of our annual subscription package. 

Run Time: 90 minutes, No intermission
Location: The Robert Shackleton Playhouse

“Dazzling…with one show stopping number after another!”
—The New York Times

“You don’t even have to squint your eyes to see Rita’s in the room.” — New York Post

Quinn Lemley is the star of Burlesque to Broadway and The Star That Built Columbia Pictures Rita Hayworth in The Heat Is On!  Both shows headline first class performing arts centers and casinos. In addition to her musical career, she is a dynamic professional speaker. With Paul Horton, Quinn is also the co-producer and director for the hit concerts: Rebel Rebel, The Many Lives of David Bowie, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Wall and The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel.


She has been seen on Good Morning America, Oprah and was a Finalist for Shark Tank on ABC.


Off-Broadway Quinn has been seen in the NYC premiere of Israel Horovitz’ Barking Sharks; Sirens Of The Silver Screen; she originated the role of Colette in Born To Rhumba! at the Duo Theatre; LaMar in Wanda and The King of Hair at the Abington Theatre and The Gift of Magic at The York Theater. Broadway workshops include Rita!, Hollywood Goddess and a Turkish tour of David Ives’ Universal Language and most recently From Bach to Broadway at Symphony Space in NYC.  She played a siren in the film The Greatest Ears in Town – The Arif Mardin Story by Hudson River Films with Bette Midler and Norah Jones and the film noir spoof Lucky Stiff; she co-starred in the Sundance winner, Picasso Would Have Made A Glorious Waiter.


Quinn performs her jazz show Sexy, Smokin’ Standards and is thrilled to be “the iconic face” of The Half Note Jazz Club in Athens Greece. Her shows have toured North America, Greece, Switzerland and China.  


Quinn has recorded the following CD’s: Sirens, Songs of the Silver Screen, Cocktails With a Twist, Dance or Die, The Heat Is On!, Live! At The Half Note and Burlesque To Broadway. All are available on iTunes.


She is proud to be the brand ambassador for Joseph Ribkoff Couture and MAC Cosmetics. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts.Quinn is proud to be a Distinguished Toastmaster and lives in New York City.

Coming Soon

Cape May Stage Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson Apt. 2B

July 17th – August 25th
Tuesday – Sunday at 8 PM

Nic & Desi Song, Dance & Romance

Monday, September 23rd at 7 PM

Cape May Stage The Gift of the Magi

November 20th – December 29th
Wed – Sat at 7 PM; Sunday at 3 pm

View our full 2024 season schedule to see what other memorable events we have lined up for you this year at Cape May Stage!

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