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.

 

Moms on Broadway Information Meeting

January 22

Hey Moms!!

So you think you can sing? 

Or is singing and dancing onstage a secret desire or on your 'bucket list'? 'Moms on Broadway' would like to invite you to an informal meeting at Cotuit Center for the Arts on Sunday, January 22 at 1:00pm in the Art Studio. Come meet the group and see what we're up to this season!

A Funny Weekend of Free Will!

January 27-29

A Funny Weekend of FreeWill!

Three Shakespeare Readings, Pay What You Will: a Fundraiser for CCftA.

Pay what you Will for this raucous weekend of the Bard's funniest plays. Free popcorn and a cash bar -- just what you need in the bleak midwinter! 

2nd Wednesday Theater: The Best Medicine

February 8

2nd Wednesday Theater: a monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classics, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works.

In February, we will present "The Best Medicine: Insights and Anecdotes from 10 years as a Hospital Clown." Jay Stewart provides a "beneath the red nose" look into his experiences as a member of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit,  on humor therapy rounds at New England area Children's Hospitals.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7:30pm
in the Art Studio
FREE admission!

Rabbit Hole

Opens February 9

There is always light at the end of the tunnel. Rabbit Hole follows a couple trying to find that light in the midst of a life-altering tragedy.  David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play charts a search for hope in the midst of unthinkable darkness and the ways we continue on in the face of heartbreaking circumstances. 

The ABCs of NYC: Volume 2!

Opens February 16

Take an alphabetical journey down the Great White Way!  This original musical revue features the best of Broadway.  Starring Martha Paquin, Jared Hagan, Meghan Magrath, Hannah Carrita, and Anthony Teixeira. Produced and directed by Holly Erin McCarthy.

AUDITIONS: Centertonix

February 21 & 22

Cotuit Center for the Arts is excited to announce auditions for a new vocal group, Centertonix, an acapella ensemble to be based at CCftA. Directed by Steve Stein, the group will perform vocal harmony arrangements of jazz, show tunes, classical, and traditional pieces. One two-hour rehearsal a week will prepare Centertonix for regular performances at the Center and possibly beyond.

2nd Weds. Theater: Two Companion Plays

March 8

Burying a parent is one of life’s most difficult moments but what happens if you can’t decide what to do with the remains or, worse yet, if you can’t find them?

These two new one act plays explore both the comic and poignant struggles of dutiful daughters as they try to do the right thing with their parents’ ashes.

Lines in the Sand

Opens March 9

Lines in the Sand
a full-length play by Jim Dalglish

“It gets better.” That’s what the high school teachers, coaches, and counselors tell Billy. He knows that’s bullshit. So does Tom, the middle-aged man who rescues him from a gang of violent senior boys. Tom seems like the kind of guy Billy needs in his life. But when he gets into Tom’s car, can Billy trust where this older man is about to take him?

Nunsense!

Opens March 23

Join us for the Cotuit production of this classic musical comedy!

Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns,tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. 

2nd Weds Theater: A Talented Woman

April 12

2nd Wednedsay Theater: a monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classics, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works.

In April, we will present A Talented Woman, a comedy of errors by Lynda Sturner & Jim Dalglish.

After her husband dies, Maxie discovers she’s spent most of her adult life living in a house of cards. Now she's destitute in a down economy. Her practical daughter insists that Maxie begin a new life of austerity and sacrifice. Maxie shops at Daffys instead of Bergdorfs.  She takes the bus instead of a car service.  She’s given up the Met, MOMA, BAM, and even Botox. Nothing seems to help. If only someone… anyone… would recognize all the talent Maxie has to offer.

Moms on Broadway

April 21 & 22, May 14

Back by popular demand, “Moms on Broadway” is the perfect way to celebrate the joys and frustrations of motherhood through song and dance.  The repertoire is chosen so the Moms can be funny, bawdy, sarcastic, sexy, crazy, 'out there', etc. The audience can expect more dancing and choreography and definitely more comedy and fun!  You’ll have a really great time and will come away feeling uplifted, happy and like you’ve been royally entertained!

Shostakovich Triumphant: Every Good Boy Deserves Favor

May 6 & 7
At the Barnstable Performing Arts Center
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

Cotuit Center for the Arts is thrilled to collaborate with the Cape Symphony in their season finale concerts.

The Cape Symphony is proud to present one of the most exciting and emotional symphonies ever written, Symphony no. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich.  It’s a symphony that was composed as a powerful and courageous response to Soviet oppression.  We’ve paired this famous work with an extraordinary play for actors and orchestra, "Every Good Boy Deserves Favor," by Andre Previn and Tom Stoppard.  It is the story of a political dissident and his cellmate who imagines he is maestro of an invisible orchestra.  This unique program celebrates our freedom of political thought and the enduring human spirit.  We’re pleased to partner for the very first time with the Cape Symphony in this rare theatrical event.

Visiting Mr. Green

Opens June 1

Visiting Mr Green by Jeff Baron is a warm, witty, and  touching play about 2 very different men from 2 very different eras.  Octogenerian Mr. Green and early thirty something Ross Gardner, through circumstances that the play will reveal, are forced to spend time with each other on a regular basis. It is Mr Baron’s wonderfully crafted script makes their journey together a joy to behold.