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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Click here to submit a proposal for the 2nd Wednesday Staged Reading Series

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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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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.

Centertonix Audition Notice (Sopranos)

Centertonix is an exciting a cappella ensemble which includes a variety of ages and vocal talents. Current repertoire includes jazz, show tunes, pop, and doo-wop numbers. We have immediate openings for two sopranos who can reach a high C, can blend well, and learn music quickly and accurately either through reading music or through audio tracks.

It’s Delovely

February 8-25

Written and performed by Donna Scheer; Charlie Jamieson on piano

A one-woman “Happening” in song and story. A look at life, love, and longing through the eyes of a recovering romantic. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

2nd Wednesday Theater: Stage Door

February 14

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

On February 14, we will feature a staged reading of Stage Door by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman. The play concerns a group of young girls who have come to New York to study acting and find jobs. The scene is Mrs. Orcutt's boarding house, where the hopes and ambitions of sixteen young women are revealed in scenes of entertaining comedy. Contrasted with this are the cases of the girl without talent and the elderly actress whose days are over. The central plot has to do with courageous Terry Randall, who fights against discouragement to a position in the theater where we are sure she will conquer. One of her fellow aspirants gives up in despair, one gets married, and one goes into pictures, but Terry, with the help of idealistic David Kingsley, sticks to her guns. Color and contrast are offered by Mattie, the maid; Frank her husband; a few young men callers; a movie magnate; and young Keith Burgess, the playwright who "goes Hollywood."