Live theater at its best! High quality, memorable theatrical experiences at a variety of venues.

Barnstable Comedy Club

Barnstable Comedy Club

The oldest running, live community theater on Cape Cod and one of the oldest in America.

 

Barnstable High School Drama Club

Barnstable High School Drama Club

Barnstable High School Drama Club has stellar performances by students and community cast members. The Drama Club performs a year-round schedule and upwards of an unprecedented 50 nights (and afternoons) of entertainment.  

 

Cape Cod Community College Theater-Tilden Arts Center

Cape Cod Community College Theater-Tilden Arts Center

The Performing Arts Program at Cape Cod Community College offers a full range of credit bearing courses towards a two or four year degree. Each semester, fully-staged productions are complemented by the “Play With Your Food” series of staged readings, featuring new works by local playwrights, and providing actors and directors with additional opportunities to develop their crafts.

 

Cape Cod Live!

Cape Cod Live!

The Cape and Islands Theater Coalition is 23 theaters and production organizations working together to ensure a bright future for theater and performing arts on Cape Cod.

 

Cotuit Center for the Arts : Theater

Cotuit Center for the Arts : Theater

Cotuit Center for the Arts produces 6 or 7 main stage productions and a dozen or so black box productions each year. We also have a monthly staged reading series held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  We welcome suggestions for future productions.

 

New Classics Company

New Classics Company

The New Classics Company is a live theatre production company established in the summer of 2013.  Since that time they have become a staple in the Hyannis Community, bringing to light full-length plays, movie screenings, improv comedy shows and workshops, stage readings, and many other free events.

The New Classics Company takes up residence in the Guyer Barn each Spring , Summer and Fall for special programming.  In fact, each Friday night, head to the Guyer Barn for Improv night.  Check out their website for schedule.

 

Upcoming events in Theater

Earth Day, Arbor Day & Anime 4/21 and 4/27

Earth Day, Arbor Day & Anime 4/21 and 4/27

April 27, 2018 1:00 pm

April celebrates two environmentally-friendly days: Earth Day (4/22) and Arbor Day (4/27). It also celebrates Japanese Heritage Day (4/30), so this year Cotuit Library decided to screen two movies that combines all of these themes.

By internationally famous director Hayao Miyazaki, known for his themes of environmental consciousness, we’ll be showing Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (PG) on 4/21 & Princess Mononoke (PG - 13) on 4/27. Both movies portray the effects that humans have on the world around us, and the struggle to keep it alive.

Attendance to the movies is free, but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Sturgis East & West Annual Arts Festival April 28th

Sturgis East & West Annual Arts Festival April 28th

April 28, 2018 10:00 am

An incredible full day of celebrating the Arts of the students at Sturgis Charter Public Schools.  There will be a a gorgeous visual arts display,
incredible music performances (choral, A Capella, jazz band, and strings), beautiful dance performances, and theatrical productions from comedy to tragedy and everything in between! There will also be a $5.00 Luncheon Buffet.  This is all on the beautiful Cotuit Center for the Arts Campus.  Free Admission- Come for the whole day or come and go as you please!

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

"Love Letters" at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 4/29

April 29, 2018 3:00 pm

April 29
We are proud to present a special benefit performance of A. R. Gurney’s beloved classic play, Love Letters.  Veteran actors Pam McArdle and Dr. Waldo Fielding will present a performance of Love Letters in our main performance space as a benefit for Cotuit Center for the Arts. 
The popular play centers on two characters who discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats – that have passed between them throughout their separated lives.
Sunday, April 29 at 3:00pm
Tickets:
$20, $15 for members

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

Film: Divide in Concord 5/5

Film: Divide in Concord 5/5

May 5, 2018 1:30 pm

Join us at Cotuit Library as we watch the fascinating documentary Divide in Concord:
“This is a story about an 84 year-old-woman trying to take down the third largest industry in the world. Jean Hill, a self-proclaimed warrior, leads historic Concord, Massachusetts on America’s first environmental crusade to ban the sale of bottled water” (imdb.com).

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: 871 Main St, Cotuit, MA 02635

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents 2nd Wednesday Theater "The Mooncusser's Tale" 5/9

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents 2nd Wednesday Theater

May 9, 2018 7:30 pm

A monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works.

Cotuit Center for the Arts’ 2nd Wednesday Theater will present a staged reading of “The Mooncusser’s Tale,” a poetic ghost story directed and written by Lee Roscoe, on Wednesday, May 9, at 7:30 PM. Admission is free..

“The Mooncusser’s Tale” is based on legends of the notorious mooncussers—land-based pirates who haunted the shores of the Outer Cape in the days of the great sailing ships. Set in the 19th century, the tale revolves around the greed and betrayal that threaten the family of Captain Ephraim Bowers.

Second Wednesday Theater is a monthly play-reading series of rarely performed classics, undiscovered gems, and exciting new works. Admission is free, and wine is available for $5 a glass.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

Film: Lady Sings the Blues 5/16

Film: Lady Sings the Blues 5/16

May 16, 2018 3:00 pm

Join us at Cotuit Library for a film as part of our Royston Nash Music Appreciation Series. We will be viewing 1972’s Lady Sings the Blues (Rated R), the story of the troubled life and career of legendary jazz singer, Billie Holiday, played by Diana Ross.
This film is part of our Royston Nash Music Appreciation Series, supported in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Mid Cape Cultural Council, and the Kirkman Trust.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: 871 Main St, Cotuit, MA 02635

A Traveler’s Tale: ​Roads & Rails, Wings & Sails at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 5/18-20

A Traveler’s Tale: ​Roads & Rails, Wings & Sails at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 5/18-20

May 18, 2018 6:00 pm

May 18-20

Dawkins’ Travel is in need of a marketing campaign that will motivate tourists to take a journey with them.  Pride Advertising has a plan to show travel modes and destinations in an exciting new light.  Come with us for a musical review and “Let Dawkins get there with confidence!”

Celebrate the unique talents of people of all abilities on Cape Cod. Join CapeCodCAN for the sixth annual musical review!

A Traveler’s Tale:
Roads & Rails, Wings & Sails
May 18-20
Friday and Saturday at 6:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
Tickets $25, all seats

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

Man of La Mancha at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 6/28-7/30

Man of La Mancha at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 6/28-7/30

June 28, 2018 7:30 pm

June 28-July 30

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.”

Written by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion. Directed by Joan Baird.

Man of La Mancha
June 28-July 29
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30PM
Sunday at 4:00PM
Tickets $35, $30 for balcony seats
$5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors/veterans

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA