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.

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We are a welcoming hub, committed to making the arts accessible, nurturing, and thrilling to all...
...and we know that not everyone can afford to see our productions or attend our classes.

We now have the Open Seat at the Center program, which will create two free tickets for EVERY performance of EVERY Mainstage and Black Box production and one free tuition for EVERY class that we offer from September 2017 to September 2018.

Click Here for info on our "Open Seat at the Center" Program

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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.

 

"‘Annie’ shines with crackling performances, sassy humor..." - Read the Cape Cod Times review

"Theater Review: Cotuit Center For The Arts Presents A Winning ‘Annie’" - Read The Falmouth Enterprise review

Christmas Shorts

December 7-22

Come to the Black Box Theater for some Christmas fun in December! We will be presenting Christmas Shorts, five merry little comedies by Matt Hoverman, directed by Melinda Gallant.

A celebrated Winner of the 2009 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, playwright Matt Hoverman brings an evening of hilarious short holiday comedies to the stage. Christmas Shorts offers five original plays that humorously comment on holiday themes: family, the nativity, Xmas cards, and elves. An outstanding Christmas collection! Featuring Charlotte Green, Bobby Genereau, Frank Hughes Jr., and Janet Geist Moore.

A Christmas Carol

December 19-21

"Astounding ... A ‘Carol’ worth singing about” – Jack Craib, South Shore Critic, 2013

Neil McGarry’s award winning, one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol returns to Cotuit Center for the Arts Tues - Thurs, December 19 - 21.

Using only Charles Dickens’ original text, McGarry delivers a riveting performance of the classic holiday story, portraying each and every character with full engagement and, somehow, making you believe you’re watching a full company of players. Fully staged, complete with dancing, this one-man tour de force has left critics and audiences of all ages laughing and crying with joy – and rightly so.

2nd Wednesday Theater: Chapter Two

January 10

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

On January 10, we will feature a staged reading of Neil Simon's Chapter Two. Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone, and she's a keeper. Still, it's a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers.

A Few Good Men

Opens January 25

We are thrilled to open our 2018 theater season with A Few Good Men, by Aaron Sorkin. This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.