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

Cougar the Musical at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 6/7-24

Cougar the Musical at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 6/7-24

June 24, 2018 10:56 am

“Hilarious, soulful and heartwarming,” Cougar the Musical by Donna Moore unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-forty women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to “Julio,” a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator.

Hilarious, soulful and heartwarming, Cougar the Musical is a madcap ride from Cougar Bar to nail salon to boudoir and back as the women learn to say “yes” to getting older, “yes” to trust and friendship and to proving that love is ageless.

JUNE 7-24, 2018
THURS-SAT 7:30PM • SUN 4:00PM
TICKETS $20 • $15 FOR MEMBERS

 

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

Family Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie 6/27

Family Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie 6/27

June 27, 2018 7:00 pm

Come down to Cotuit Library as we do our first family movie of the summer, My Little Pony: The Movie:

“After a dark force conquers Canterlot, the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their homeland.” (imdb.com)

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

 

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

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

2nd Wednesday Theater at the Cotuit Arts Center 7/11

2nd Wednesday Theater at the Cotuit Arts Center 7/11

July 11, 2018 10:53 am

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.

Ripcord
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 7:30pm
On the Main Stage
FREE admission!

 

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

Fat Ass Cancer Bitch: Resistant Grey at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 7/17-18

Fat Ass Cancer Bitch:  Resistant Grey at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 7/17-18

July 17, 2018 10:59 am

Christine Rathbun Ernst returns this summer with another all-new nifty collection of story, monologue, and humor. Now in its EIGHTH year, the FACB franchise is as bitchy and irreverent and thought-provoking as ever. Part stand-up, part storytelling — a funny, searing, honest show you won’t forget!

Tuesday & Wednesday
July 17 & 18 at 7:30pm
Tickets $20

 

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

Breaking the Code at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 7/19-8/5

Breaking the Code at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 7/19-8/5

July 19, 2018 11:03 am

Join us for this exceptional biographical drama about a man who broke too many codes: the eccentric genius Alan Turing who played a major role in winning the World War II; he broke the complex German code called Enigma, enabling allied forces to foresee German maneuvers. Since his work was classified top secret for years after the war, no one knew how much was owed to him when he was put on trial for breaking another code the taboo against homosexuality. Turing, who was also the first to conceive of computers, was convicted of the criminal act of homosexuality and sentenced to undergo hormone treatments which left him physically and mentally debilitated. He died a suicide, forgotten and alone. This play is about who he was, what happened to him and why.

In the Black Box Theater
July 19-August 5
Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 4:00pm
Tickets $20, $15 for members

 

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

Growing Up McDougal... Happy, Hopeful, and Hung-Over! 7/25

Growing Up McDougal... Happy, Hopeful, and Hung-Over! 7/25

July 25, 2018 11:06 am

Nancy Witter’s new show opened in New York City on Thursday September 21st at Don’t Tell Mama to rave reviews! This new show has Nancy regaling her audiences with stories of her unique childhood growing up in a large Irish Cathoholic family. Nancy learned early on, thanks to her happy hopeful and hung-over parents how to find the comedy in catastrophes, and hope in despair.
Growing up in a very large Irish “Cathaholic” family, and struggling as a working single mother for 20 years, gave Nancy Witter all the comedic material she needed to sustain her thoughout her long-standing comedy career. Nancy has won three New York City MAC Awards for “Outstanding Female Comedian” and a MAC Award for her one woman show “Dignity Check… Please”. Nancy was one of five finalists on Nick at Nite’s “Search for the Funniest Mom in America” in 2005. Soon after, she joined two other finalists and for five years they toured in sold out theaters across the country in the hit comedy show “Mama’s Night Out”. “The New York Times” has described Nancy as having “a razor sharp wit” and Backstage Magazine named her to their list of “Comedy Best Bets”. Nancy performs at comedy venues throughout New York City and the country.

Wednesday, July 25
on the Mainstage
Tickets $32, $27 for balcony seating
$2 discount for senior/veterans, $5 discount for members

 

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