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The Cape & Islands Theater Coalition is pleased to announce that the Barnstable Comedy Club has joined the Coalition, becoming its 26th member. Despite its name, the BCC is actually a community theater, with a big emphasis on the word ‘community.’  In general they perform four main productions per season, as well as other special events such as The Annual Barnstable Village Holiday Stroll, staged readings, and acting and directing workshops.

The Barnstable Comedy Club (BCC), located on Route 6A in Barnstable Village, was established in 1922 and is the oldest community theater on Cape Cod.

You can learn more about BCC by visiting their website at:  www.barnstablecomedyclub.org, and be sure to order your tickets for The King and I opening November 6.

The King and I Written by Rodgers & Hammerstein East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of amorous fascination. Director – Susan Lindholm Music Director – Geraldine Boles November 6-23, 2014

The Kitchen Witches by Caroline Smith If you can’t stand the laughter, then get out of the kitchen! Directed Christy Morris January  8-25, 2015

The Housekeeper by James Prideaux This offbeat, delightfully zany comedy deals with the unlikely involvement which develops between a middle-aged, rather stuffy bachelor and the eccentric bag lady he hires as a housekeeper. Directed by Marti Baker March 12-29, 2015

Ravenscroft by Don Nigro This psychological drama is a thinking person’s Gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. Directed by Theresa D. Cedrone May 7-24, 2015


Season Highlights Theater Celebration Was A HIT!

Over 100 people gathered Monday night, October 6th at Cotuit Center for the Arts to celebrate and support our wonderful Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket live nonprofit theaters.

The evening featured songs from The Fantastiks, 33 Variations, A Little Night Music, the Wizard of Oz, Jekyll & Hyde, Grey Gardens and Young Frankenstein with performances from Cotuit Center for the Arts, Falmouth Theater Guild, Harwich Junior Theater, Eventide Arts (Dennis) and Chatham Drama Guild.

The casual evening also featured a catered reception,  and a drawing for theater tickets from 24 theaters and signed Pops by the Sea lithographs by artist Elizabeth Mumford, who also pulled the winning tickets.

The drawing included lobster roll lunches with theater directors Mark Cuddy (The Cape Playhouse), Jeffry George (WHAT), Jef Hall-Flavin (Tennessee Williams Theater Festival), Nina Schuessler (Harwich Junior Theater), and MJ Munafo Bruder (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse).  Other great prizes were wine, gift certificates to the Cape Abilities Farm in Dennis, all event passes to the National Theater on Ice Competition being held in Hyannis in June, 2015 Pops by the Sea Tickets, and other items donated by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod which also donated the Elizabeth Mumford prints.

  Cape & Islands Theater News & Interviews Now on Cable Television and YouTube The Cape &  Islands Theater Coalition has launched a new television show.  StageStruck! will feature theater news, interviews, information on what’s playing at our 24 member theaters, and behind the scenes insights into our local and regional theaters and theater community.  Produced in association with the Cape Cod Media Center (Comcast Channel 99), serving Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich and Chatham, the show can also be seen on YouTube on the  Cape & Islands Theater Coalition channel.  Click below to view programs.

Our 24 Theater Coalition members are located across the region from Woods Hole to Provincetown and the Islands, so there’s always great theater and entertainment near you.  If you’re planning a visit to the Cape or Islands, use our calendar and map feature to find theaters and showtimes that fit your travel plans.  Our first-class and diverse productions can be not only fun and entertaining, but educational, enlightening and thought-provoking, and they’re modestly priced, so a theater weekend on the Cape or Islands can be just the ticket for a great getaway.  Our 2014 Theater Guide and Calendar is out, so look for it at nearby information centers, attractions, restaurants and hotels and you can also use the calendar and theater listings on this site to find a venue and a great show near you. Our shows range from Broadway musicals to avant garde black box productions, so you’re sure to find something good to see – comedy, drama, light opera, revues and cabaret, even stand up comedy and readings of brand new plays.  Many of our theaters also produce plays for children, and even offer summer drama camps, internships, and theater classes for old and young. See a show or two, become a Friend of the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition, volunteer to help your local theater or take a crack at acting, directing, ushering, being a stage hand.  Join us today, and enjoy Cape & Islands Live!

Please Support Our 24 Member Theaters & Be A Friend Of Theater

Click Here to Become a Friend of the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition Annual Membership is:  $25 for Single.  $40 for Dual. $60 for Family.

Member Benefits Include:

  • Advance notice and special pricing on all FRIENDS events, including our Season Highlights gala on October 6, 2014 featuring outstanding showcase performances from Cape & Island theaters.  Be sure to save the date!
  • Special offers from member theaters.
  • Free “Behind the Scenes” programs including our StageStruck series, giving you a look behind the curtains of Cape & Islands live theaters.
  • Organized and informal theater trips and social activities.
  • Advance copies of our Theater Guide & Schedule.
  • Membership Card

To Pay By Check Click Here To Pay By Credit Card Click Here To Donate, Please Click Here JOIN US Friends of C&ITC are planning a wide variety of topics for the StageStruck Series. Programs will have included: a media panel of theater reviewers; a discussion of inclusion and disabilities in theater; the role of the artistic directors and how they select which plays to produce; and the unique opportunities and challenges of children’s theater. Recent discounted theater trips with complimentary pre-theater receptions have included Cape Rep, WHAT, Cotuit, HJT and The Cape Playhouse.  Coming up soon are Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, Harwich Junior Theater, and many more.  Join Friends now to take advantage of these and other opportunities. For additional information about the StageStruck Series please visit C&ITC and Friends of Cape & Islands Theater  at: www.capecodlive.orgwww.facebook.com/capecodtheatrecoalition, or contact us at info@capecodlive.org. 508-694-6593. To Pay By Check Click Here To Pay By Credit Card Click Here To Donate, Please Click Here