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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One Man, Two Guvnors

Opens October 5

Come laugh with us! This uproarious comedy features slapstick at its best, 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. 

2nd Wednesday Theater: Rapture, Blister, Burn

October 11

Please join us for a free staged reading of Rapture, Blister, Burn, by Gina Gionfriddo.

THE STORY: After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rockstar academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other's life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs—the prize being Gwen's husband. With searing insight and trademark wit, this comedy is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th-century feminist ideals.

Hannah with an “H”

October 12-29

Join Cotuit Center for the Arts favorite Hannah Carrita and her inimitable music director Henry Buck for an evening of music featuring songs by the women who have inspired Hannah's love for music, and some anecdotes of her life and theater adventures along the way. To add to the fun, each show will feature a special guest! Alternating as guest performers will be Anthony Teixeira and Megan McMahon.

Cape & Islands Theater Coalition 6th Annual Season Highlights Gala

October 17

This year's Theater Celebration will be held on October 17, 5:30-8:00 pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts.  Fun, food, drink, great entertainment and conversation will punctuate the celebration in support of our wonderful theater community.  The casual evening includes performances from your favorite theaters, a catered reception with sumptuous hors d'oeuvres, complimentary wine, soft drinks, a cash bar, and a drawing for fabulous prizes including dozens of theater tickets, wine, restaurant gift certificates and more!

AUDITIONS: Jesus Christ Superstar

November 3 & 4

What began as a concept album, Jesus Christ Superstar morphed into an international sensation. Over fifty years later, the musical still excites audiences and actors alike with its challenging vocals and powerful story. Based loosely on the Gospels account of the final days of Jesus Christ, the musical is as much a retelling of these last days as it is an examination of the character of Judas, the dangers of celebrity, and the pitfalls of fame.

2nd Wednesday Theater: The Money Shot

November 8

2nd Wednesday Theater: a monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classics, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. November 8 we present The Money Shot, by Neil LaBute.

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

November 2-19

Celebrate love, life, and the connections we have with one another!  

Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens is a cycle of songs and monologues by Bill Russell (Side Show, Unexpected Joy) and music by Janet Hood. 

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.

Christmas Shorts

December 7-23

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!

2nd Wednesday Theater: Dec. 2017

December 13

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

A Christmas Carol

December 19-21

The spirit of the season comes to life in this magical one-person performance of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Barnstable native Neil McGarry brings Ebenezer Scrooge’s holiday tale of redemption to the main stage at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.