Announcing… 2014 “Season Highlights” Celebration of Theater

Announcing… 2014 “Season Highlights” Celebration of Theater

Reserve Now for our End-of-Summer Theater Party

Music! Food! Drink! Fun!

Monday, October 6, 5:30-7:30 pm, Cotuit Center for the Arts

Join us in supporting our local nonprofit live theaters by attending our 3rd annual Season Highlights Celebration featuring show tunes from your favorite musicals performed by stars from your favorite theaters. Fun, Food, Music and Drink; the evening includes a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception and comfortable cabaret style seating for the performances. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS

Monday, October 6, 2014, 5:30–7:30 pm
Tickets are $40.00 per person for the general public
$35 for Friends of the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition
Proceeds from the evening go to support the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition and its 24 individual member theaters.
Box Office: 508-428-0669 or
Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd (Rt. 28), Cotuit
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Or email with questions.


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A Moderated Panel Discussion Focusing On Inclusion and Disabilities in the Performing Arts — on Stage, Behind the Scenes and in the Audience. Challenges and Future Opportunities for Creating Greater Access and Inclusion for the Mentally and Physically Disabled in the Arts

WHERE: Cape Cod Museum of Art, Hope Lane, Dennis MA
WHEN: Wednesday, August 21, 4:00-7:00
Discussion 4:00-5:30 (Auditorium) Reception 5:30-7:00 (In the Galleries)

WHAT: Panel Discussion Followed by a Wine & Appetizer Reception

SPONSORED BY: The Friends of the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Five Bank, Stage Source, Boston
ADMISSION: $5.00 General Admission
Free for Members of the Friends of the Theater Coalition, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Stage Source, and Arts Foundation Passport Holders (1 person per passport)



• Julie A. Hennrikus, Executive Director, StageSource, Boston. StageSource provides leadership and services to advance the art of theater in the Greater Boston region, and unites theater artists, theater companies, and related organizations in vision and goals that inspire and empower our community to realize its greatest artistic potential. Julie was General Manager and Director of Marketing of Emerson Stage, and she continues to teach arts management classes at Emerson.


• Jim Hurley, Founder and Executive Director of Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network, an entirely Cape Cod–based project sponsored by VSA Massachusetts dedicated to inclusive arts, music and theater for people with disabilities on Cape Cod.

• Susan Kosoff, Founder of Wheelock Family Theater and recipient of the Actor’s Equity Rosetta LeNoire Award recognizing outstanding artistic contributions to the universality of the human experience in American Theater.

• Laurel Labdon, advocate for those with disabilities. Cape native who while in college suffered a spinal cord injury that left her a quadriplegic and dependent on a wheelchair for her daily living activities. Laurel is a former Ms. Wheelchair Massachusetts winner.

• Sandra Newman, Founder and Executive Director of Community Access to the Arts, Great Barrington, MA, which nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts.

Breaking Through Barriers: Inclusion in the Performing Arts is the third presentation in the Ongoing Series: StageStruck: Behind the Scenes of our Region’s Live Theaters

Meet the Cape & Islands Theater Critics

SAINTS or SKEPTICS?  A Q+A with Our Cape & Island Theater Critics

SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2-5 pm

CHATHAM DRAMA GUILD134 Crowell Road, Chatham

Reception, Hors d’oeuvres, Cash Bar at 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion and Q+A at 3:00 pm, Featuring:

  • Kathi Driscoll, Writer/Reviewer, CapeWeek Editor, Cape Cod Times
  • Ed Maroney, Editor, The Barnstable Patriot
  • Gwyn McAllister, Theater Critic, The Martha’s Vineyard Times
  • Rob Phelps, Theater Critic, The Provincetown Banner
  • Moderator: Kate Sidwell, Artist, Gallery Owner – The Studio on Slough Road

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Part of the on-going series:

StageStruck: Behind the Scenes of our Region’s Live Theaters

Presented by the Friends of the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition

Admission:  $5 per person

FREE to MEMBERS of Friends of the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition

Memberships available at the door: $25 Individual, $40 Dual

For more information visit our website: or email

Cape Cod Times Picks Favorites

Congratulations to all of the Cape Cod Times favorites, and all of the other wonderful and deserving productions, actors, directors, crew, playwrights, and volunteers who help make live theater on Cape Cod so robust, diverse, order provigil modafinil enlightening and entertaining. We’re proud that 36 of the 41 favorites mentioned by the Times came from Cape Cod Theater Coalition member theaters.  See the Cape Cod Times article and list of Favorites.

Cape Cod Theater Coalition Website Launched

Welcome to the new Cape Cod Theater Coalition Website, created by Paula Hersey at Penguin Digital Design under a grant from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.  The Cape Cod Theater Coalition is a collabrative group of 17 independent theaters and live performance groups working together to support the vitality of the performing arts on Cape Cod.  With our new website, you can quickly find a great show in your town, or anywhere across Cape Cod.  We’re Cape Cod Live! –  Collaboration in Action.