Cotuit Center for the Arts presents Muskrat Love II: The Muskies
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Muskrat Love II: The Muskies Another Celebration of the Songs We Hate to Love
Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit
May 18 – June 3, 2023 on the Main Stage
Thursday–Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 4:00pm
Tickets $40, $5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors
Everyone has a special soft spot in their hearts for the songs they grew up hearing on the radio…even
those we hate to love!
Cotuit Center for the Arts is proud to present Muskrat Love II: The Muskies, a staged comic revue in
two acts. Who needs the Grammys when you have the Muskies! An awards show send-up sure to
leave audiences singing, laughing, smiling and wondering why more of their favorite “guilty
pleasures” didn’t make the list. This sequel to 2021’s smash hit original show showcases some of the
so-called ‘worst’ songs ever recorded.
Who will win the best worst song in categories like:
● Best Children’s Song
● Best Background Vocal
● Best Guitar Intro
● Best Narcissist Song
● Best Failed Marriage Song and so many more categories?
Which artists will win in their category and sing their hits live?
● Paul Anka?
● Lynn Anderson?
● Nancy Sinatra?
● Sonny & Cher?
● Tom Jones?
● Neil Sedaka?
Nominees include songs like “Ring My Bell”, “Yummy Yummy Yummy”, “My Ding-A-Ling”, “I Am
Woman”, “The Flintstones Theme” and SO MANY MORE. Featuring an all-star cast of favorite Cape
Cod performers: Trish LaRose, Chris Edwards, Holly Hansen, Randy Doyle, Gemma Kite, James O’Neill,
Matt Levesque, Alex Valentine, Louisa Gould, Emma Fitzpatrick and Emily Wade Adams. Directed by
Jason Mellin, this is a show you won’t want to miss!
As music director Malcolm Granger notes, “These songs were hits, otherwise we wouldn't know
them. The songs aren't forgotten, and they're worthy of attention—even if it's less-than-a-Grammy-
award but worthy-of-a-Musky-award.” Meanwhile, the Center’s Executive Director David Kuehn has
been looking forward to Muskrat Love II since the first incarnation became a runaway hit a few years
ago. “When Malcolm pitched the idea of the show I instantly visualized the audience singing along to
every guilty pleasure we all secretly (or not) love,” he says, adding, “I guarantee you will leave the
theater smiling and humming. We have a stellar cast and crew and the kick-ass band we’ve become
known for at the Center.”
Curious which ‘bad’ songs made the cut? Maybe one of your old teenage guilty-pleasure favorites?
You’ll have to come and enjoy the show to find out!
Please contact the venue directly with any questions.