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.

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Opening Weekend SNAP and Student Rush Tix!
Present your SNAP card or Full-time Student ID at the box office during the hour before curtain and get HALF-PRICE admission! 
Cotuit Center for the Arts -- Making the arts accesssible, thrilling, and nurturing for all.

Turn your evening of theater into an awe-inspiring experience with a Dinner + Show Package.  Cotuit Center for the Arts is pleased to partner with Villagio at the Regatta in Cotuit to offer a delicious pairing of dinner and entertainment that you won't soon forget.  

Dinner + Show package is available for our main stage theater productions.  Click here for details.

 

Sunday in the Park with George

July 6-30

"Particularly if you appreciate art, this show is a must-see." - CAPE COD TIMES

"Whether you see 'Sunday in the Park With George' on Sunday or not, just see it. It would be a blessing on any day of the week." - BARNSTABLE PATRIOT

This stunning masterpiece by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine centers on enigmatic painter George Seurat and his search for love, inspiration, and “the art of making art.” One of the most acclaimed musicals ever, this Pulitzer Prize winner features a glorious score. Sunday in the Park with George promises to be the theatrical event of the summer.

AUDITIONS: One Man, Two Guvnors

July 22 & 24

Director Mary Arnault will be holding auditions for One Man, Two Guvnors on July 22 & 24.

Richard Bean’s English version of Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters is a modern riotous farce based on classic Commedia dell’Arte. Set in 1963 Brighton, comedy, sex, food and money are high on the agenda.

My Mother (and Me)

July 24 at 1:00pm & 6:00pm

A larger-than-life Hungarian 'Mama Rose,' is slowing slipping into dementia as her Broadway baby slips into middle age. MOTHER (and me) is a brilliantly funny and touching story of two women who are losing everything they've ever been-in very different ways-as they lose each other. Who's it harder for? The one who can't remember? ...Or the one who can't forget? A one-woman tour-de-force written and performed by Melinda Buckley to benefit free services from the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod.

Big Mama Makes the World

July 28
At Cob Webb Farm in West Barnstable

An outdoor puppet show for the whole family! Based on the popular children's book by Phyllis Root, Big Mama Makes the World is a delightful creation tale that combines multiple creation myths and stories from around the world. Featuring song, dance, and giant puppets, Big Mama Makes the World is performed by the youth in the Musical Theatre Dance Workshop.

2nd Wednesday Theater: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

August 2

Please join us for a free staged reading of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

The truth hurts. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gathers at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell.  Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch: On the Road

August 4 & 5

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

FROG: A Modern Fairy Tale

Opens August 13

Theater Under the Stairs’ original family show has everything you need to make a great fairy tale: talking pigs, magical butlers, evil car mechanics, French kittens, and of course one fantastic frog!  Don’t miss this hilarious play in the beautiful, air conditioned Cotuit Center for the Arts mainstage. Fun for all ages!

Angst: The Musical

August 15-19

This original play takes the audience through a typical high school day, as seen through the eyes of the student body. Angst: The Musical is written and performed by The Cotuit Teen Theater Project. Poignant and amusing, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll chew your nails.

AUDITIONS: Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

August 27 & 28

Auditions for Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
A cycle of songs and monologues by Bill Russell (Side Show, Unexpected Joy) and music by Janet Hood. 
Presented in the Black Box at Cotuit Center for the Arts
Performances: November 9-12, 16-19, 24-26
Stage & Music Direction by Katie Lynch Koglin 

Rodgers, Hart, and Hammerstein

Opens September 7

From the “Garrick Gaieties” to “Pal Joey” with lyricist Lorenz Hart and from “Oklahoma” to “The Sound of Music” with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers wrote some of our most cherished music.

Come hear some of their best known and lesser known songs. Join us! Featuring vocalist Stephanie Miele, with Glenn Starner-Tate on piano and John Wall on bass.

One Man, Two Guvnors

Opens October 5

Come laugh with us! This uproarious comedy features slapstick at its nest, with actors falling down stairs, slamming doors, using double entendre, and interacting with the audience. The permanently ravenous Francis Henshall finds himself working for both a gangster and a criminal in hiding, both of whom are linked in a web of schemes, extortions, and romantic associations. To prevent discovery, Francis must do everything he can to keep his two guvnors apart. 

Annie

November 21-December 17

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.