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ON STAGE NOW THROUGH AUGUST 6th

MARY POPPINS!

Chatham Drama Guild

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ON STAGE NOW THROUGH AUGUST 6th

CHARLOTTE’S WEB

Cape Cod Theatre Company, Harwich

CCTC_NewCharlotteBack by popular demand, one of CCTC’s most beloved productions returns to the stage with a brilliant version of E.B. White’s American classic adapted by Joseph Robinette. Meet Wilbur, an endearing piglet in grave danger of ending up as pork chops, and Charlotte, the wise and winsome spider who becomes his true friend. Get caught up in Charlotte’s Web as we spin this timeless story on the stage! BUT TICKETS

 

 

 

 


ON STAGE NOW THROUGH JULY 22nd 

PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE 

The Cape Playhouse, Dennis Village 

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In THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, an eclectic group of six adolescents, all played by adults, vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is one of the funniest musicals ever written. Music & Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin. BUY TICKETS


ON STAGE NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2nd

CHICAGO!

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble, Provincetown

peregrine-chicago-lr-22_1_origNOW RUNNING! Every Weds-Sat until September 2, 2017 The #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history! Winner of 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards and a Grammy. With music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. As the opening prologue states, “Ladies and Gentleman. You are about to witness a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery. All the things we hold near and dear to our hearts.” BUY TICKETS


ON STAGE NOW THROUGH JULY 22nd 

BELLS ARE RINGING 

College Light Opera Company, Falmouth 

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Stage Director Alison Morooney.
Choreographer Morgan Campbell.
Set Design Joshua Warner.
Costume Design Emma Smith-Siegert.
Lighting Design Tom Simpson.

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ON STAGE NOW THROUGH AUGUST 26th

MAMA MIA!

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

FinalTWN17MMWebslide1200The international smash hit comes to Nantucket. Featuring the music of pop superstars ABBA, Mamma Mia! follows soon-to-wed Sophie desperately trying to track down her father by asking three men of her mother’s past to return to the magical Greece island where they met. Nominated for five Tony Awards (including Best Musical and Best Book of A Musical), the whole family will fall in love with this irresistible musical.

“Perhaps the single most ecstatic musical to open on Broadway since A Chorus Line. Mamma Mia! leaves you uplifted, enraptured and feeling like a number one!” — Entertainment Weekly. Directed and Choreographed by Justin Cerne. Musical Direction by Jesse Beulke. BUY TICKETS.


ON STAGE NOW THROUGH AUGUST 19th 

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL 

Academy Playhouse, Orleans 

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Directed by Peter Earle
Music Direction by Chris Morris
July 19th – August 19th
Tuesdays – Sundays at 8PM

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May, 2017SALOME-D2-1-1024x905Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play takes place at King Herod’s birthday party. “The Man Who Has It All” only wants one thing- for his stepdaughter Salome to dance for him. He promises to give her absolutely anything in return. What she asks for is unbelievable. BUY TICKETS

 

 


ON STAGE NOW THROUGH AUGUST 19th

THE EMPATHS

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The Empaths, a timely, fast-paced comedy, mines the complex landscape of shifting societal mores, family roles, and the expectations of relationships.

empaths-cover-300x200Celine, a 30-something serial entrepreneur playing with her father’s money, is faced with the adult challenge of finding love. After randomly meeting Lichen, an overly-compassionate SNAG (Sensitive New Age Guy), Celine is instantly convinced Lichen is The One. In order to ensure the relationship sticks, Celine tricks him and her wizened psychotherapist into having their first six dates in couples counseling, with all outside contact forbidden. BUY TICKETS


ON STAGE NOW THROUGH JULY 22nd 

MEN IN BOATS 

Cape Rep Theatre, Brewster 

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In 1869, one-armed explorer John Wesley Powell and his crew of 9 men in 4 boats went down the Colorado River into the Grand Canyon, not knowing what lay ahead. This great adventure is reenacted by ten women —- the rapids, the rations, the ride of their lives— an ingenious, hilarious, brilliant new play and a hit of the season last year at New York City’s Playwright’s Horizons.

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ON STAGE NOW THROUGH JULY 29th 

DUSTY AND THE BIG BAD WORLD 

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Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo
Based on a 2005 scandal in the world of children’s television known as “Bustergate”, DUSTY AND THE BIG BAD WORLD is a darkly funny, no-holds-barred yet even-handed look at PBS, government censorship, gay marriage, and what it takes to ultimately step up and fight for what you believe in.  BUY TICKETS


ON STAGE NOW THROUGH JULY 30th 

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE 

Cotuit Center for the Arts 

 SITP ButtonThis stunning masterpiece by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine centers on enigmatic painter George Seurat and his search for love, inspiration, and “the art of making art.” One of the most acclaimed musicals ever, this Pulitzer Prize winner features a glorious score. Sunday in the Park with George promises to be the theatrical event of the summer.

The musical follows painter Georges Seurat in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Consumed by his need to “finish the hat,” Seurat alienates the French bourgeoisie, spurns his fellow artists, and neglects his lover Dot, not realizing that his actions will reverberate over the next 100 years. BUY TICKETS


ON STAGE NOW THROUGH JULY 22
A FLEA IN HER EAR 
The Monomoy Theatre, Chatham 

This week, the Monomoy company, joined by Chatham’s own Bernard Cornwell and Scott Hamilton, turns to classic french farce. Lovely younge Madame Raymonde Chandebise begins to suspect her husband of infidelity and so hatches a plan with her clever best friend Lucienne to test him. An anonymous rendezvous is arranged, plans go awry, identities are misstaken and of course, doors are slammed as the charachters become entangled in tempestuous, furtive and hilarious romantic adventures at the famed Frisky Puss Hotel.

Set in glamorous early 20th century Paris, this contemporary adaption by award winning stage and screen writer David Ives (All in the Timing, Secret Garden, Venus in Fur etc.) is fashionable, fast and frivolous summer fun.  BUY TICKETS


ON STAGE AUGUST 11th THROUGH 19th

SYLVIA

Elements Theatre Company, Orleans

Sylvia_banner_approvedThis summer, Elements Theatre Company presents A. R. Gurney’s play, Sylvia—a smart, playful, sophisticated and occasionally gritty comedy about relationships, nature, and growing older. A recent Broadway hit, Sylvia tells the entertaining story of an exuberant, lovable dog who changes the lives of a middle aged couple. Greg and Kate have entered the empty-nest time in life and have moved to Manhattan after 20 years in the suburbs. Greg is struggling with being dissatisfied with his job while Kate is excited about her new teaching opportunities and new found freedom. Sylvia enters into the middle of their relationship, challenging their marriage and their habitual points of view.

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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

Cape Cod Theatre Company, Harwich

July 2017

CCTC_NewAnneThe classic tale of an orphan girl, Anne, who rises from destitution to happiness in the farm country entirely by virtue of her pluck and personality. Anne’s adventures at Green Gables, the farm owned by her new caretakers, are both comical and heartwarming. The original Anne of Green Gables novel is the first in a prized series by writer L.M. Montgomery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



PAINTING CHURCHES 

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT)

July, 2017 

painting-768x349Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Gardner, once a famous poet, now is retired. He slips in and out of senility as his wife Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. They have asked their daughter, Mags, to come home and help them move. Mags agrees, for she hopes as well to finally paint their portrait. She is now on the verge of artistic celebrity herself and hopes, by painting her parents, to come to terms with them and they with her.


THE FOREIGNER 

The Cape Playhouse, Dennis Village 

July, 2017

foreigner-button A sidesplitting and heart-warming comedy brimming with misunderstanding and mischief, THE FOREIGNER may be one of the funniest American plays ever written. Based on what the NY Post describes as a “devilishly clever idea“, the play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. “I laughed start to finish at one comic surprise after another.” —The New Yorker. “…a constant invitation to relax and laugh at the foolishness of life…” —Village Voice.


MONTY PYTHON”S SPAMALOT 

Academy Playhouse, Orleans

July 2017

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Back by Popular Demand!

Directed by Peter Earle
Music Direction by Chris Morris

 

 

 

 

 


THE GAME’S AFOOT

Monomoy Theater, Chatham

July, 2017

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Renowned for his portrayal of the great detective Sherlock Holmes, American actor William Gillette invites some of his fellow thespians to his Connecticut home in December of 1936. The harmless visit becomes sinister when one of the guests is murdered and Gillette must again emulate Holmes and find the killer. Deliciously funny and mysterious, it is the classic whodunit genre at its best, only this time with an original and satisfying twist.

 

 


ANYTHING GOES 

College Light Opera Company, Falmouth

July, 2017 

screen-shot-2017-06-29-at-2-36-17-pm_origCole Porter’s award-winning madcap comedy. “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Friendship,” “All Through the Night,” and the title song are just a few of the famous tunes in this 1934 smash hit.


GROUNDED 

Cotuit Center for the Arts, Black Box Theater

July, 2017

grounded_buttonFrom the award-winning playwright of Elephant’s Graveyard, George Brant, comes the story of an ace fighter pilot whose career in the sky is ended early due to an unexpected pregnancy. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night… Directed by Robert Bock. Featuring Anna Botsford.

 

 

 

THE ZOO – TRIAL BY JURY

College Light Opera Company, Falmouth 

June, 2017

College Light Opera Logo 2015A romantic farce unfolds at London’s Zoo in Sullivan and Rowe’s delightful spoof of grand opera followed by Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic send-up of a divorce court drama.

 


FULLY COMMITTED

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

June, 2017

TWN17FullyCommittedWebSlide1200px A hilarious ode to the vagaries of the Manhattan restaurant scene, an unemployed actor navigates the treacherous waters of answering the reservation line at New York’s hottest restaurant. Watch one actor perform 40 characters and attempt to save his own struggling career.  “Sparkling one-man tour de force…very funny and very believable…” — New York Post. By Becky Mode. Directed by  Gina Rattan. Starring  Daniel Quadrino


NEXT TO NORMAL 

Woods Hole Theatre Company, Falmouth

June 2017 

next-to-normalThe story follows a mother whose struggles with bipolar disorder andthe effects her illness and the attempts to alleviate it, have on her family.

VISITING MR. GREEN

June, 2017

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Visiting Mr Green  by Jeff Baron is a warm, witty, and  touching play about two very different menfrom two very different eras.  Octogenerian Mr. Green and early thirty something Ross Gardner, through circumstances that the play will reveal, are forced to spend time with each other on a regular basis. It is Mr Baron’s wonderfully crafted script makes their journey together a joy to behold.

 


 BAREFOOT IN THE PARK 

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

June, 2017

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By Neil Simon. Nominated for the 1964 Tony Award for Best Play, Barefoot in the Park captures newlyweds who epitomize the maxim ‘opposites attract.’ Their marriage turns upside down after plumbing disasters, unexpected in-law visits, and matchmaking plots gone awry. Will Paul and Corie Bratter find peace and happiness despite their differences? “A bubbling, rib-tickling comedy” — The New York Times

Directed by Justin Cerne, Featuring Kaitlyn Jane Kurowski, Jeff Barry, Susan Lucier, Doug Rees, William Mogenson


WRINKLES, THE MUSICAL

Cape Cod Theatre Company, Harwich

June, 2017 

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In 2008, two dear friends celebrated their 60th birthdays. One went on a silent retreat for three weeks and wrote poetry. The other got a personal trainer, cosmetic dentistry, Botox, Juvaderm, and laser treatments. Using one of the poems, Hags and Crones as their inspiration, the two created the Wrinkles Review. The work was further shaped, developed, and directed by Broadway producer and longtime friend, Dani Davis as a “work in progress” performance at WHAT in 2010. Sold out houses and standing ovations encouraged the writers to keep working toward the development of an evening-length, two-act musical. With the intention of empowering older women, the writers based the script on real stories of Cape women ages 60-95 shared in workshops, interviews, and seminars. The Cape Cod Theatre Company presents the premiere of Wrinkles, the Musical, A Celebration of Women and Aging written by Naomi Turner and Wilderness Sarchild; directed by Nina Schuessler; with music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland, Cape recording artist Sarah Burrill, and composer and musical director Malcolm Granger. (Mature audience.)

REGULAR SINGING 

Cape Rep Theatre — In Brewster on Cape Cod 

RegularSingingThis wonderfully intimate drama, set on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, unfolds in the Apple home in Rhinebeck, New York as the family shares a monumental evening together, one that is both unique and familiar to us all.— “A rare and radiant mirror of the way we live – and fail to live – now“ Ben Brantley, New York Times.

 

 


SEX WITH STRANGERS

WHAT – Wellfleet

June, 2017

strangers1-768x380When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure fortyish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. By Laura Eason. Directed by Jeffry George.


AMADEUS 
The Provincetown Theater
June, 2017
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This Tony Award winning play tells the highly fictionalized biography of the lives of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his rival composer Antonio Salieri.

EDUCATING RITA 

Eventide Theatre Company – On The Gertrude Lawrence Stage in Dennis Village

May, 2017

Rita-Poster-page-001-281x300The play follows the relationship between a 26-year-old Liverpudlian working class hairdresser and Frank, a middle-aged university lecturer, during the course of a year. In the play Frank has no surname, but when the film was made he became Dr. Frank Bryant.

Susan (who initially calls herself Rita), dissatisfied with the routine of her work and social life, seeks inner growth by signing up for and attending an Open University course in English Literature.


RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN IN CHATHAM

Chatham Drama Guild

May, 2017

A musical journey featuring stories shared from Hammerstein’s
illustrious career spanning decades.

 


AN ILIAD

Cotuit Center for the Arts – In the Black Box Theater

May, 2017

CCFTCIliadthumbnailBy Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare. AN ILIAD is a modern-day retelling of Homer’s classic. Poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. Kevin Quill plays the lone figure onstage, fated to tell this story throughout history. “…I could go on listening to the storyteller forever.” – Cape Cod Times review.

 

 


May, 2017

May, 2017SALOME-D2-1-1024x905Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play takes place at King Herod’s birthday party. “The Man Who Has It All” only wants one thing- for his stepdaughter Salome to dance for him. He promises to give her absolutely anything in return. What she asks for is unbelievable.

 

 


JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Falmouth Theatre Guild

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EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR

a play by Tom Stoppard and Andre Previn

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

May 2017

Shostakovitch_Triumphant_UpdateIn a rare theatrical event, the Cape Symphony and Cotuit Center for the Arts will pair one of the most dramatic symphonies ever written, Symphony No. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich, with an extraordinary play for actors and orchestra by Andre Previn and Tom Stoppard, “Every Good Boy Deserves Favor.” Both works are a response to political oppression and celebrate freedom of thought. For the first time ever, the Cape Symphony is partnering with the Cotuit Center for the Arts to present this powerful music and play in one moving tribute to the enduring nature of the human spirit. These performances were part of the ArtSpring Cape Cod 2017 Festival.

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Cotuit Center for the Arts, Black Box Theater

April, 2017

Title_of_Show_facebook_squareThis self-aware love-letter to musical theatre follows two struggling writers rushing to meet a deadline. Struggling writers Jeff and Hunter hear of a new musical theatre festival. The submission deadline is only three weeks away, but they have nothing to lose, so they agree to write until they have a finished project. While trying to think of what to write about Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. The pair name their show [title of show] taken from the festival’s application form. This musical explores creative expression as these writers and their friends learn more and more about themselves as people. Bowen and Bell’s love-letter to musical theatre is one sure to delight any lover of musicals.   BUY TICKETS


GEORGE ORWELL’S 1984

Tilden Arts Studio Theater

APRIL 2017

Published in 1949, the novel and subsequent stage adaptations are set in a world of constant war, ever present government surveillance, and, most notably, a political system dominated by a cult of personality and control of independent thinking by means of a constructed language called “newspeak” and a prohibition on “thoughtcrime.”

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“For centuries, the notion of free thought or expression has plagued scholars, playwrights and philosophers alike,” comments Trudeau. “Orwell’s 1984 drives a sharp spike into our consciousness by revealing a world where free expression isn’t simply restricted, but systematically erased.”

Part of ArtSpring Cape Cod, a grass-roots collaboration between multiple arts and culture organizations across the region occurring in the spring of 2017. #artspringcapecod


ALONE IN BERLIN: Film Screening, Reception, Panel Discussion

Writing Postcards - Alone in BerlinA true story of expression in Hitler’s 1940 Berlin. A panel discussion follows the film. Film/Reception/Panel.

  • Kevin Howard, Moderator (Chief Marketing and Community Engagement Officer at The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank and former Executive Director of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod).
  • Tim Miller (Features Editor and Film Critic for the the Cape Cod Times)
  • Nina Schuessler (Playwright and Producing Artistic Director at Cape Cod Theatre Company)
  • Jerry Forman (Attorney and Author).Museum admission is free for event attendees.

Alone in Berlin, A True Story of Expression is an ArtSpring Cape Cod Event; Presented by the Friends of the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition  in association with the Cape Cod Museum of Art, ArtWeek and the Cape Cinema

ArtSpring Cape Cod is a grass-roots collaboration between multiple arts and culture organizations across the region from April 27-May 7 2017.


THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT

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Creating light to remind the world what art can do to strengthen the human spirit. Inspired by the tradition of leaving a “ghost light” on in a darkened theater, these artists and communities will make a pledge to continued vigilance and increased advocacy for the freedom of artistic expression through the performing arts.

15875699_615013092039631_2453588947893223424_aThe Ghost Light Project aims to unite the community nationwide in solidarity. The project aims to create spaces – both literal and symbolic – that will serve as lights in the coming years, and to activate a network of people across the country working to support vulnerable communities. The event is free and all we ask is to bring a flashlight or some means of light (no lasers please) to shine at the sky.