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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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.
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.
Jesus Christ Superstar
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT
Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, as largely told from Judas’ perspective. The Tony Award-winning score includes hit songs “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane,” “Heaven on Their Minds,” “Everything’s Alright,” “King Herod’s Song,” and “Superstar.”
Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.
AUDITIONS: Man of La Mancha
March 31 & April 2
Come audition for our summer musical, Man of La Mancha! 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.”
Opens April 5
“Cow.” “Slob.” “Pig.” How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, Tom comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. Neil LaBute's sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldly questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.
AUDITIONS - Cougar: The Musical
April 8 & 9
Director Melinda Gallant is auditioning for Cougar: The Musical - a hilarious and insightful musical about women saying yes to life and learning that happiness lies within. The show will be performed in the Black Box Theater June 7-24.
2nd Wednesday Theater: Riding on Duke’s Train
Cotuit Center for the Arts’ 2nd Wednesday Theater will present a staged reading of “Riding on Duke’s Train,” a screenplay by local author, teacher, and jazz aficionado Mick Carlon, on Wednesday, April 11, at 7:30 PM. Admission is free. Ed O’Toole directs.
The ABCs of NYC III: Broadway Time Machine
Opens April 12
Take a chronological journey down the Great White Way! This original musical revue features the best of Broadway. Starring Anthony Teixeira, Hannah Carrita, Martha Paquin, Meghan Magrath and Jared Hagan. Produced and directed by Holly Erin McCarthy.
We are pround to present a special benefit performance of A. R. Gurney’s beloved classic play, Love Letters.
Veteran actors Pam McArdle and Dr. Waldo Fielding will present a performance of Love Letters in our main performance space as a benefit for Cotuit Center for the Arts.