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

Best of the Woods Hole Film Festival: CHARGED: THE EDUARDO GARCIA STORY 10/22

Best of the Woods Hole Film Festival: CHARGED: THE EDUARDO GARCIA STORY 10/22

October 22, 2017 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m
CHARGED:  The Eduardo Garcia Story
Feature Documentary by Phillip Baribeau (86 mins.)
Best of the Fest Audience Award WHFF 2017
While hiking in the back country of Montana, successful chef and adventurer, Eduardo Garcia’s life was forever changed when he was shocked with 2400 volts of electricity in a freak accident. Garcia lost his left hand, ribs, muscle mass and nearly his life. Through the caregiving and patience of his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Jane, he was nursed back to health and learned to embrace his past, his family, and his future. CHARGED is a survival and love story unlike any other.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/2

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/2

November 2, 2017 7:30 pm

Celebrate love, life, and the connections we have with one another! 

Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens is a cycle of songs and monologues by Bill Russell (Side Show, Unexpected Joy) and music by Janet Hood.


The work is inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology.” The piece was developed in the late 1980s and was originally titled “The Quilt.”

Dramatic, powerful and emotionally intense, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens celebrates those have lost their lives to AIDS. Through a series of heart-rending monologues, hear the struggles of various people who have battled with the disease. Each coming from very different walks of life, every character has their own unique story to share, but one tragic link in common. Interspersing these stories are the poignant and uplifting songs from the victims’ loved ones, reminding us that AIDS affects the lives of more than the individual sufferers.

Stage and Music Direction by Katie Lynch Koglin

Reviews:

“Generates a feeling of love, humanity and common cause that sends you out glowing.” - Glasgow Herald

“Immensely powerful…. The songs are uniformly good; the final song is sensational.” - Financial Times

“It is an elegy, not just to ‘Angels, punks and raging queens’, but to suffering and togetherness.” - The Times

“Bursts with humour, rage and hope.” - Backstage

Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens|
In the Black Box Theater
November 2-19
Thurs-Sat 7:30PM, Sun 2PM
Tickets $18, $15 for Members

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

2nd Wednesday Theater: The Money Shot at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/8

2nd Wednesday Theater: The Money Shot at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/8

November 8, 2017 7:30 pm

2nd Wednesday Theater: a monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classics, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. November 8 we present The Money Shot, by Neil LaBute.
This raunchy, acerbic Hollywood satire presents four characters perched on the showbiz power ladder. Two screen idols past their peak and in desperate need of a hit assemble to discuss a sensitive professional matter with their respective partners. The scene they’ll be shooting together the next day will be climactic in more ways than one, as their psychotic director wants them to have real, honest-to-badness sex on camera. (The term “money shot” comes from pornographic film.) But before they commit their coupling to digital eternity, they want to clear it with their partners. The meeting starts nasty, turns nastier and finally segues into no-holds-barred and often hilarious confrontation.

Written by Neil LaBute, directed by Carol McManus.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:30pm
on the Main Stage
FREE admission!

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Annie at The Cotuit Center for the Arts Opens 11/21

Annie at The Cotuit Center for the Arts Opens 11/21

November 21, 2017 7:00 pm

The timeless story. The classic characters. The unforgettable songs. The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.  Join Annie on her spirited journey from a next-to-nothing start at an orphanage run by the wickedly funny Miss Hannigan to finding her ideal family with big-hearted billionaire Daddy Warbucks.
Music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan.
Directed by Jay Stewart
Music Direction by Leisl Keller
Choreography by Melissa Hallett and Michele Colley
November 21 - December 17, 2017
Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00pm
November 24-December 17
Thursday, Friday – 7:00pm
Saturday – 5:00pm
Sunday – 2:00pm
Tickets: $30, $28 seniors/veterans, $25 members, $15 students

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

2nd Wednesday Theater Presents"Studio Series"at Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/13

2nd Wednesday Theater Presents

December 13, 2017 7:30 pm

December 13

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

Weds., December 13, at 7:30pm in the Main Performance Space
FREE admission and $5.00 wine

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

A Christmas Carol at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/19-21

A Christmas Carol at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/19-21

December 19, 2017 7:30 pm

A Christmas Carol
December 19-21

The spirit of the season comes to life in this magical one-person performance of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Barnstable native Neil McGarry brings Ebenezer Scrooge’s holiday tale of redemption to the main stage at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

A Christmas Carol
On the Main Stage
Tues-Thurs, December 19-21, 2017
Tickets $25, $20 for Members

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA