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Expressing Yourself: Acting 101 Ages 8-12
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

Expressing Yourself: Acting 101 Ages 8-12

What if I told you that you've already discovered the secret weapon to a memorable performance? Drumroll, please. It's.... YOU! You are unique, interesting, funny, and brilliant—all in your own way. In this lively acting workshop, we will explore not only the basics of acting technique, but also how to use your own personality and talents to make any character your own. That means if you feel shy on stage, as a group we will try to help you feel supported and comfortable; if you feel great up there already, we'll endeavor to help you stretch yourself with perhaps a different kind of character than you're used to playing. Throughout the day, we will play goofy theatre games, test out some improv, try on some scenes, and most of all, have a whole bunch of FUN! This class is geared toward the beginning actor, but all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For ages 8–12!

Date:

Sunday, Nov 24

Time:

12:00–4:00 PM

Location:

in the Schoolhouse

Price:

$50 / $42 members

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Constellations at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Constellations at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Can one word alter the course of your life? Through a dizzying fugue of vignettes, audiences watch as Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that’s delighted audiences in New York and London.

In the Black Box Theater
December 5-22

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:00pm
Tickets $20, $15 for Members

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/constellations

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Holiday on the Cape-Cape POPS Series-Cape Symphony
Dec
6
to Dec 8

Holiday on the Cape-Cape POPS Series-Cape Symphony

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For Information call Phone: (508) 362-1111

https://www.capesymphony.org/tickets/2019-20-season

Show Times

December 6 @ 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM

December 7 @ 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

December 8 @ 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Bob Hope’s televised Christmas Shows for troops overseas were a tradition of America’s holiday season. We’re putting on our own version of the famous comedian’s variety show right here on Cape Cod, including crooner John Stevens singing the songs of Bing Crosby.

We count our blessings – including our friends the Chatham Chorale – and feel grateful for the opportunity to celebrate together. Our annual tradition warms the heart and starts the holiday season. Come home for the holidays with the Cape Symphony.

Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

The Chatham Chorale, Joseph Marchio, Music Director

John Stevens as Bing Crosby

Jessica Curran, Jennifer Dashnaw and Anna McEntee as the Andrews Sisters

Bill Johnson as Bob Hope

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Monica Rizzio Presents Her 8th Annual Holiday Concert: “A Holiday Roundup”
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Monica Rizzio Presents Her 8th Annual Holiday Concert: “A Holiday Roundup”

Monica Rizzio has presented unique holiday concerts across Cape Cod for the past seven years. This year she returns to The Cultural Center of Cape Cod where she last graced the stage with her former group, Tripping Lily. This time, she brings her band The Round Up, with special guests. To record her second album, "Sunshine Is Free," Monica returned to Nashville’s Skinny Elephant Studio to join a stacked lineup of guest musicians including Mindy Smith, Maya de Vitry (The Stray Birds), Joe Pisapia (Guster), Gwen Sebastian (Miranda Lambert), Will Kimbrough (Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell) and Eamon McLoughlin (Emmylou Harris, the Grand Ole Opry) along with co-writers including Mindy Smith, Michael Rinne, Gwen Sebastian, Aaron Raitiere (A Star Is Born, Lori McKenna, Anderson East), Carl Anderson, Mark Erelli and Hayley Sabella. Rizzio has shared the stage with Chris Botti, Boz Skaggs, Diana Krall, Joan Osborne, Hayes Carll, Hunter Hayes, Brett Eldredge, and others. When she performed with Tom Rush, he noted, “I made the tactical error of inviting Monica Rizzio to share the stage with me at Symphony Hall and she went and stole the audience right out from under me!” Don’t miss “A Holiday Roundup”! Complimentary refreshments.

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Lee Squared at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Lee Squared at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, sparkle, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one more chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Miss Peggy Lee is beyond description. New York City favorites David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney reprise their iconic performances as the music legends who defined four decades of music and pop culture.

Maiocco pays tribute to flamboyant pianist and candelabra enthusiast Liberace, and Sweeney keeps the memory of Peggy Lee alive with a fevered impersonation that includes a heavy dose of camp hilarity.

David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney are each Bistro and MAC Award Winners, for Musical Direction and Outstanding Impersonation, respectively, and have just jointly won the 2017 Bistro Award for Lee Squared in the category of Outstanding Musical Comedy Duo! As a team they have created an evening of music and laughter, from the virtuoso playing of Liberace, to the sultry jazz and swing of Miss Lee.

Sunday, December 8 at 7:30pm
Tickets $35, $30 for balcony seats
$5 discount for members. $2 discount for seniors

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/lee-squared-1

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Album - Live at CCftA
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

A Charlie Brown Christmas Album - Live at CCftA

Nothing takes the edge off the holidays quite like the beloved soundtrack to “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Vince Guaraldi. Since the “Peanuts” holiday special first aired in 1965, its score has become one of the most recognizable jazz recordings of all time. Revel in the pure, unadulterated meaning of Christmas with a live performance of this beloved classic holiday album, performed by a trio featuring three of the Cape's finest musicians; Malcolm Granger, piano; Rich Hill, bass; and Michael Dunford, percussion.

Malcolm, Rich, and Michael are donating their talent. Admission is free, we ask that everyone bring gift cards from supermarkets only, minimum of $10 — from Stop & Shop, Star Market, Shaw's, Trader Joe's, BJs, and Whole Foods.

Your gift card will benefit Housing Assistance Corporation’s Angel House, serving moms with substance abuse issues and their children.

Can’t attend the concert? Drop your gift cards off at the Box Office!

A Charlie Brown Christmas Album - Live at CCftA
Sunday, December 15, at 7:00 pm

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/a-charlie-brown-christmas-album-live-at-ccfta-1

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A Festive Evening with Centertonix 2019
Dec
17
7:30 PM19:30

A Festive Evening with Centertonix 2019

Please join the Cotuit Center's in-house a cappella group for an hour of holiday music. Those of you who attended their Elegant Evening in July know what a treat you will hear. This all-ages group of talented singers will delight you with their signature vibrant sound. Under the direction of Steve Stein the concert features beautiful arrangements of seasonal classics and contemporary music in the acoustically-rich Gallery space. Bring your friends and family to this concert of holiday fun.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
7:30 PM
Admission $25, $20 for CCftA members

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/a-festive-evening-of-music-with-centertonix-1

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Salon of Shorts, December 2019
Dec
18
7:30 PM19:30

Salon of Shorts, December 2019

Cotuit Center for the Arts offers an open mic series called Salon of Shorts in the Art Studio on the third Wednesday of March, June, September, and December. Award-winning poets, playwrights, and spoken word performers Christine Rathbun Ernst and Gregory Hischak host the series, which encompasses all types of performances: poetry, storytelling, essay reading, music, performance art, improv, and stand-up.

“Everyone has in them five minutes of good storytelling, song, stand-up—even genius,” said Ernst.

“This is the perfect venue to try something new,” said Ernst, “to try out new material, and to find a new audience.”

Teaming with Ernst is Gregory Hischak, who has been hosting an open mic at O’Shea’s in West Yarmouth until recently.

“I have wanted to do an open mic on the mid-Cape for a long time,” said Ernst, “and, when Greg became available after the O’Shea’s open mic ended, I was eager to involve him in this new project. I am a big fan of his work and we have a complimentary performance style.”

Both Ernst and Hischak will perform at Salon of Shorts, which has already attracted considerable interest from local poets and musicians.

Gregory Hischak’s book, “Parts & Labour,” was published in 2012. It contains poetry, a play, and an interview the author. His poetry has been published in “Bellingham Revue,” “Green Mountain Review,” “Mid-America Poetry Review,” “Third Coast,” and other journals. He has toured and performed with spoken word troupes and has written several plays which had been performed by regional theaters across the country. His play, “Center of Gravity” was the 2010 winner of the Clauder Prize for New England Playwrights and was a 2011 finalist with the Massachusetts Cultural Council for playwriting, in addition to other awards.

Christine Rathbun Ernst’s recent shows include “The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch” and “The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch Goes Shopping,” which she has performed to sold-out audiences across the Cape. She will present her third show in the series at CCftA this summer. She describes her work as “the funny unapologetic, wickedly honest, poignant, hell-bent, pissed-off one breasted, loudmouth story of one woman’s examined life witty quirky unforgettable theatre of self-discovery, good story-telling, and pointed social commentary.” She has performed one-woman shows and at open mics throughout New England and is a two-time Mass Cultural Council Artist Grant finalist.

Each performer is limited to five minutes, including set-up.

Admission to Salon of Shorts is free.

Weds. December 18 at 7:30pm

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Sons of Serendip Christmas Show
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

Sons of Serendip Christmas Show

The Sons of Serendip are a musical group of four friends, who through a series of serendipitous events, came together in graduate school at Boston University and rocketed to popularity after a 4th place finish on America’s Got Talent. The members are, Micah Christian, a teacher from Randolph, MA and the lead singer for the group; Cordaro Rodriguez, an attorney from Charlotte, NC, is pianist and guitarist; Kendall Ramseur, a performer and cello instructor from Charlotte, NC is cellist and vocals; and Mason Morton, a teacher from Atlanta, GA, is the harpist. All have been playing their instruments since childhood. They hope that their music will resonate deeply with listeners and that, in some way, it will make their lives a little better – even if just for a moment.

Thursday, December 19 at 7:30pm
Tickets $55, $48 for balcony
$5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors/veterans

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/sons-of-serendip-christmas-show-1

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Pianist Sergei Novikov, in Concert
Dec
22
3:00 PM15:00

Pianist Sergei Novikov, in Concert

This "I Will Surprise You” concert is a blend of 12 different styles of piano including Classical, Jazz, Latin, Russian Folk, RagTime, and Boogie Woogie. Sergei Novikov moved from Russia to America at age 21 with a dream of living his life as a free man. With that goal and his music, he has performed for such luminaries as President George H.W. Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Vice President Joe Biden as well as Billy Joel and Paul Newman. Sergei also received official recognition from Queen Mother of England for his music and performed a solo concert in the same Classical Concert series as the conductor of Boston Pops Keith Lockhart at Copley Square. Over the past 20 years, Sergei has sold over 500,000 CDs and performed live thousands of times. Come hear him play the Cultural Center’s gorgeous Steinway in our acoustically stellar Great Hall. Complimentary refreshments.

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PASSPORT TO AFRICA-Cape Cod Symphony
Jan
25
to Jan 26

PASSPORT TO AFRICA-Cape Cod Symphony

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s PASSPORT TO AFRICA SAT January 25, 2020 7:30 PM SUN January 26, 2020 3:00 PM Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor Abel Selaocoe, Cello William Chapman Nyaho, Piano

The splendor of Africa has inspired musicians, artists, and writers throughout time. In this “Passport” concert, we’ll take a musical journey through the different flavors and emotions with an authentic tribute to the extraordinary rhythms and melodies of Africa. Experience the stupendous performance of South African cellist Abel Selaocoe, who powerfully combines his Western classical training with his African heritage. Ghanaian American pianist William Chapman Nyaho stars in “Africa” by Camille Saint-Saëns, written in Egypt and based on North African folk music. You’ll also hear a beautiful piece by South African composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen called “African Kaddish.” Join us for this celebration of Africa’s pageantry and majesty.

AFRICA Camille Saint-Saens 20TH MERIDIAN Barak Schmool AFRICAN KADDISH Bongani Ndodana-Breen BORN FREE John Barry and Don Black OUT OF AFRICA John Barry LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL Bradley Williams

https://www.capesymphony.org/plan-your-visit/before-the-concert/attending-a-show

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THE TONYS BROADWAY’S BEST
Feb
5
3:00 PM15:00

THE TONYS BROADWAY’S BEST

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SAT February 22, 2020 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

SUN February 23, 2020 3:00 PM

Peter Mansfield, Guest Conductor Michelle Chassé, Director

The Tony Awards celebrate excellence on Broadway, and we’re bringing it all to you with Tonywinning classics like “Seventy-Six Trombones” from The Music Man and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat” from Guys and Dolls; winners from outstanding revivals like Cabaret, Hello Dolly, and Thoroughly Modern Millie; and modern hits like “Everything I Know,” from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen, and “Tomorrow Is A Latter Day” from The Book of Mormon. Guest conductor Peter Mansfield joins rising stars from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee to bring you Broadway’s best.

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PERFECTLY PAIRED
Apr
4
to Apr 5

PERFECTLY PAIRED

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SAT April 4, 2020 7:30 PM SUN April 5, 2020 3:00 PM Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor Christina and Michelle Naughton, Piano MASTERPIECE 4

PERFECTLY PAIRED Great things come in pairs. Twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton astound worldwide audiences who witness dual pianos played with incredible synchronicity. These Juilliard graduates perform French composer Francis Poulenc’s “Concerto for Two Pianos,” a delightful dialogue between the keyboards and the orchestra. We also perform “Concerto for Orchestra” by Hungarian Bela Bartok, featuring the famous “Game of Pairs” movement with solo pairs of woodwind and brass instruments entering together. It’s double the fun! CONCERTO FOR TWO PIANOS Francis Poulenc CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA FEATURING “GAME OF PAIRS” Bela Bartok

https://www.capesymphony.org/plan-your-visit/before-the-concert/attending-a-show

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VISIONS MOZART & MAHLER
May
2
to May 3

VISIONS MOZART & MAHLER

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Phone: (508) 362-1111

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SAT May 2, 2020 7:30 PM SUN May 3, 2020 3:00 PM Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

For the very first time, the Cape Symphony presents Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 5, an extravagant opus filled with the hyper-emotionality of the last great Romantic composer. To find a brilliant soloist for a Mozart violin concerto, we’re going to open the door to the whole world, discovering truly creative artists via video auditions on our YouTube channel and selecting a winner to perform with us. It’s a modern way to find a soulmate for the orchestra. The chosen soloist will also join the orchestra for Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun’s Internet Symphony, a celebration of the global music community. SYMPHONY NO. 5 Gustav Mahler VIOLIN CONCERTO Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart THE INTERNET SYMPHONY Tan Dun

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Sinatra!
Jun
13
to Jun 14

Sinatra!

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SINATRA! SAT June 13, 2020 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM SUN June 14, 2020 3:00 PM Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor Brian Duprey, Vocals

The voice. The eyes. The style. Sinatra! Enjoy the greatest hits of Ol’ Blue Eyes, including “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Luck Be a Lady,” and “The Way You Look Tonight,” performed by the best Sinatra singing voice in the world today. Critically acclaimed sensation Brian Duprey transforms into Frank Sinatra, giving you a unique theatrical experience. Brian received the ultimate compliment when Nancy Sinatra said, “He’s got it!”

https://www.capesymphony.org/plan-your-visit/before-the-concert/attending-a-show

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Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace

CCftA and director, Steve Ross, invite you to attend auditions for the classic dark comedy, “Arsenic & Old Lace” to be held on Sat Nov 9th, 9:00am – 12:00 pm and Sun Nov 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, both at the Art Studio. The performance dates are Jan 30 – Feb 16th. Auditions will consist of reading from prepared sides. Be prepared to have some fun!

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure -- but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé -- all while trying to keep his own sanity. as well. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theatres throughout America.

Available Roles:

Abby Brewster: A darling lady, 50’s – 70’s, who poisons lonely old men. Abby is the sister of Martha and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

Martha Brewster: A sweet woman, 50’s – 70’s, with Victorian charm who poisons lonely old men, Martha is the sister of Abby and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

The Rev. Dr. Harper: Minister and father of Elaine, 40’s – 60’s

Teddy Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy 40’s – 50’s, who thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.

Elaine Harper: Mortimer’s fiancée, 20’s – 40’s, Elaine is the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Harper. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister's daughter.

Mortimer Brewster: 20’s – 40’s, Nephew of Abby and Martha, Mortimer is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine. He is a nice man who cares for his aunts.

Jonathan Brewster: 30’s – 50’s, Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Jonathan is a psychopath who has had plastic surgery and now looks like Boris Karloff.

Dr. Einstein: A plastic surgeon and an alcoholic 40’s – 70’s, Dr. Einstein has changed Jonathan's face three times.

Mr. Gibbs: A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters

Officer O'Hara: A police officer, O’Hara is a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play.

Lieutenant Rooney: A tough and dominating police officer

Officers Brophy and Klein: local police officers

Mr. Witherspoon: The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium

Audition Dates:

Sat Nov 9th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sun Nov 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

in the Art Studio

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Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace

CCftA and director, Steve Ross, invite you to attend auditions for the classic dark comedy, “Arsenic & Old Lace” to be held on Sat Nov 9th, 9:00am – 12:00 pm and Sun Nov 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, both at the Art Studio. The performance dates are Jan 30 – Feb 16th. Auditions will consist of reading from prepared sides. Be prepared to have some fun!

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure -- but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé -- all while trying to keep his own sanity. as well. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theatres throughout America.

Available Roles:

Abby Brewster: A darling lady, 50’s – 70’s, who poisons lonely old men. Abby is the sister of Martha and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

Martha Brewster: A sweet woman, 50’s – 70’s, with Victorian charm who poisons lonely old men, Martha is the sister of Abby and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

The Rev. Dr. Harper: Minister and father of Elaine, 40’s – 60’s

Teddy Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy 40’s – 50’s, who thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.

Elaine Harper: Mortimer’s fiancée, 20’s – 40’s, Elaine is the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Harper. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister's daughter.

Mortimer Brewster: 20’s – 40’s, Nephew of Abby and Martha, Mortimer is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine. He is a nice man who cares for his aunts.

Jonathan Brewster: 30’s – 50’s, Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Jonathan is a psychopath who has had plastic surgery and now looks like Boris Karloff.

Dr. Einstein: A plastic surgeon and an alcoholic 40’s – 70’s, Dr. Einstein has changed Jonathan's face three times.

Mr. Gibbs: A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters

Officer O'Hara: A police officer, O’Hara is a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play.

Lieutenant Rooney: A tough and dominating police officer

Officers Brophy and Klein: local police officers

Mr. Witherspoon: The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium

Audition Dates:

Sat Nov 9th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sun Nov 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

in the Art Studio

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Miracle on 34th Street
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Miracle on 34th Street

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET

The Musical 

Kris Kringle takes on the cynics in this holiday classic to be enjoyed by the entire family!  

Directed by Sonia Schonning

Music Direction by Marcia Wytrwal
Choreography by Hannah Carrita
Stage Manager  Bonnie Corliss

Opening November 7 - November 24, 2019

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508.362.6333

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An Evening with Matt Nakoa
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Matt Nakoa

"Nakoa does not disappoint. In fact, between his piano chops, charismatic stage presence, and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.”

The Boston Globe

MATT NAKOA is an internationally touring singer/songwriter, recently appearing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk icon Tom Rush. Growing up on a small goat farm in rural NY State, Matt discovered music as a means of teenage escape and trained to be a concert pianist. Matt was ultimately accepted as a vocalist to Berklee College of Music where he studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spalding among others. After school, Matt landed in NYC’s vibrant piano bar scene. There he quickly became a star performer at Manhattan’s famous Brandy’s Piano Bar, with lines waiting outside the door each Saturday night.

As if illustrating two sides of himself, Matt’s first album, Light In The Dark (2012), is a sweeping pop opus, while A Dozen Other Loves (2014) explores an intimate acoustic palette. Across the board his song craft has garnered awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition. Though not easily pinned down, “In sum,” as a recent review on CoverLayDown.com put it, “Matt Nakoa is a musical adept, one of those well kept secrets you just can’t help but celebrate: intimate and genuine, soulful and bittersweet, a rich poetic songbook sung in praise to a complicated, emotionally present world.”

Saturday, November 2 at 7:30pm
Tickets $30, $25 for Balcony

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" Bach and Forth"  Cape Symphony
Nov
2
to Nov 3

" Bach and Forth" Cape Symphony

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Show Times

November 2 @ 7:30 PM

November 3 @ 3:00 PM
For more information: https://www.capesymphony.org/

TICKETS: 508.362.1111 TICKETS@CAPESYMPHONY.ORG

We welcome you to a sumptuous celebration of the Baroque giant Johann Sebastian Bach. The many highlights include the “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5”; our passionate principal cellist, Jacques Lee Wood, performing the “Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1”; and “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” featuring the GRAMMY-nominated vocal sensation Skylark, an ensemble that creates a vocal tapestry with their intricate sound.

We also go “forth” to hear modern interpretations of Bach, including Leopold Stokowski’s famous re-imagining of Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue” (heard in Disney’s Fantasia) and Anton Webern’s “Ricercar” from Bach’s The Musical Offering.

Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

Skylark, Vocals

Part I – All Works by Johann Sebastian Bach

PRELUDE FROM CELLO SUITE NO.1

FINALE TO BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 5

JESU, JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING

WACHET AUF (SLEEPERS AWAKE) CANTATA NO. 140

Intermission

Part II – Works Inspired by and Variations on Johann Sebastian Bach

“THE LITTLE” FUGUE IN G MINOR 
Orchestrated by Lucien Cailliet

RICERCAR from Bach’s THE MUSICAL OFFERING
Anton Webern

ICH WOLLT, DASS ICH DAHEIME WÄR
Hugo Distler

IMMORTAL BACH
Knut Nystedt

PRELUDE IN C MAJOR (THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER)
Arranged by Ward Swingle

ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein, arranged by Ward Swingle

TOCCATA AND FUGUE IN D MINOR
Orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski

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Deeper Than The Skin-The Musical
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Deeper Than The Skin-The Musical

Deeper Than The Skin is a musical presentation on Race in America by Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway. Reggie and Greg have a unique story. Born three days apart, ancestry flowing through the same portal of history, Richmond, VA. They are on a pilgrimage together – one that began three decades ago. The racial divisions that are the reality of America started them in two different worlds, but the amazing bonds of music, mutual respect, sheer admiration, and shared vision have brought them together as friends and colleagues. Their stories together form the quintessential American story. The music that flowed from these experiences is powered by unadorned truth, raw and riveting, beautiful and uplifting. Echoing Gandhi, they believe that in telling our truths, we are able to rise up from the past and build bridges to the each other and the future. The presentation will be interactive and there will be time at the end for discussion.

Contact the organizer

First Parish Brewster UU

Karena Stroh

karenastroh@firstparishbrewster.org

5088965577

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Love Letters from The Front
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Love Letters from The Front

Sunday, October 27, at 3pm. Performers Robert DiCicco and Cyndy Gayle present Love Letter from the Front, a reading with music and images. The 1940s were the golden age of the American Songbook. It would seem that WWII and the music from that era go hand-in-hand. World War II was the centerpiece of the decade and, as one music critic wrote, "In a very real sense, American popular music was the popular music of World War II." The war was an emotional period, and these songs tapped a reservoir of emotions: hope, longing, loneliness, and love. Love Letters From The Front takes us back in time to the war years of 1940-1945 when American GI's were sending off letters to their spouses and loved ones. This production showcases some of those letters with the appropriate song from that era as a backdrop. We take time out to honor those brave men and women who fought valiantly for our country during that tumultuous time, and will look forward to an evening of beautiful music and hope through Love Letters from The Front. $20. Complimentary refreshments. For tickets click here, or call 508-394-7100.


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Improvising Musical Theater at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Improvising Musical Theater at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Few performers know the incomparable thrill of singing fully improvised songs in front of a live audience, and those that dare to try it are often hooked from the start! Come let disciples of Improv Boston’s acclaimed Musical Improv program, Rachel Hischak and Maxie Davidson, and accompanist Malcolm Granger immerse you in a world of epic possibilities for your acting, story-telling and song-styling interests.

Actors, singers, comedy writers, and musicians will all benefit from discovering how their particular skills can easily be honed to create fully improvised musical scenes, mini-musicals, and musical games for performance. Experienced actors will benefit from inspiration derived from live musical accompaniment to create bolder, more recognizable characters that develop as the music moves them to dig deeper, expanding emotional, physical, comedic, and melodic possibilities.

We'll cover the basics of crafting typical musical numbers, and the ins and outs of troupe based musical scene formats. We will take time to include exercises that slowly and gently eases nerves and stage fright associated with solo and on the spot singing. This is a great class for casual singers to discover voices and musical ears they didn’t even realize they had!

Most importantly, we'll be collaborating as a troupe from the very first class, working together to build group mind, trust and support for our bold and committed choices to work towards the goal of presenting our work in a final 30-40 minute showcase for friends and family. The showcase is optional for all students, but we will support and encourage each other to show up and experience the group achievement of putting on a show.

This is an immersive class for experienced musical theater performers, but also a class that will support and accommodate beginners. The ability to carry a tune is in no way a requirement to joining this class. If you can talk you can sing!

6 weeks Sundays, Oct 27–Dec 1

Time:

9am–11:30am

Location:

6 classes, upstairs in the Black Box Theater

Price:

$220 / $187 members

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Some Sunny Songs from the Salty Side
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

Some Sunny Songs from the Salty Side

Wednesday, October 23rd
Brendan Princi Presents
Some Sunny Songs from the Salty Side

Featuring:
Brendan Princi: vocals, rhythm guitar
Brian Sances: guitar, bass, 12-string, vocals
Siobhan Magnus: vocals
Mike Machaby: bass, lap steel, guitar, vocals
Joe Lundeen: percussion, vocals, guitar
George Smith: keyboard, vocals
Marcus Skapars: drums
Larry Chaplan: violin

Opening act:
Molly Parmenter Trio

Sponsored by:
Naukabout Beer Company


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 • 7:30PM
TICKETS $22
$5 DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS
$2 DISCOUNT FOR SENIORS/VETERANS

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Calliope Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Calliope Poetry Reading & Open Mic

Sunday, October 20, from 3-5pm. The Cultural Center is pleased to host this event organized by Calliope, the Cape Cod-based organization that seeks to foster community through a shared appreciation of poetry, featuring work by three poets-Elizabeth Bradfield, Justen Ahren, and Rich Youmans-whose books take us on journeys, both near and far. The reading will be followed by an open mic, so poets in the audience will have an opportunity to share their work as well. The event is free, but donations will be appreciated. Writer/naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield will read selections from her fourth collection, Toward Antarctica which combines her photographs with brief, hybrid essays. Bradfield is the author of three previous poetry books, Once Removed, Approaching Ice and Interpretive Work. She is founder and editor-in-chief of Broadsided Press, and teaches creative writing at Brandeis University. Justen Ahren is a poet, photographer, multi-media artist, performer and teacher whose latest book, A Machine for Remembering, combines poetry and photography as a document of witness to Europe's refugee crises. A former poet laureate of Martha's Vineyard, Ahren is founder and director of Noepe Center for the Literary Arts and the Italy Writing Workshop. Rich Youmans's haiku, haibun, and related essays have been published internationally in various journals and anthologies, and he currently serves on the editorial team of Haibun Today and on the forthcoming anthology, From the Farther Shore: Discovering Cape Cod and the Islands Through Poetry (Bass River Press). His latest chapbook, Head-On: Haibun Stories illuminates the seemingly insignificant details that portray the unpredictability of life. For more information, click here or call 508-394-7100.

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CapeCodCAN Presents: Rooted in Rhythm
Oct
19
2:00 PM14:00

CapeCodCAN Presents: Rooted in Rhythm

Rooted in Rhythm is CapeCodCAN's Annual Fall Talent Show, to be performed on the Main Stage at Cotuit Center for the Arts.

Let the rhythm move and entertain you as CapeCodCAN performers share their talents!

The show will feature individual and group performances of dance, instrumental, song and poetry programs by 65 CapeCodCAN members in partnership with Cape-wide agencies and organizations, including LIFE of Hyannis and Mashpee, Community Support Associates, Community Connections, Palaemon, Esprit Players and Latham Center.

Show is a matinee with curtain at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 19th. All seats are $10.

Rooted in Rhythm
Saturday, October 19 at 2:00pm
Tickets $10

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A Special Performance of Irena Gut: Only a Girl
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

A Special Performance of Irena Gut: Only a Girl

Sunday, October 13, at 3pm. Moving between narration and poetic form, this 50-minute solo performance by Ms. Janet Rodgers is based on In My Hands, the autobiography of Irena Gut Opdyke who, as a young, Catholic Polish girl, who saved the lives of twelve young Jewish professionals from extermination by the Nazis during WW II. Later, at the end of the war when Poland was taken over by the Soviets, these twelve Jewish men and women saved her. It is a story of love, compassion, courage, and human respect. Janet Rodgers is a world-traveled theatre artist and writer currently living on Cape Cod. She taught theatre at the Boston Conservatory of Music, Dance and Drama and most recently retired as Professor Emerita from 25 years of teaching theatre, voice, and speech at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. During the 1970s and early 1980s, she was a classical actress with the Lyric Stage Company of Boston and the Boston Shakespeare Company where she played many leading roles. Tickets are $10. For reservations, click here or call 508-394-7100.

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Mancini at the Movies-Cape Pops Series
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Mancini at the Movies-Cape Pops Series

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Show Times

October 12 @ 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

October 13 @ 3:00 PM

TICKETS: 508-362-1111 Tickets@capesymphony.org
https://www.capesymphony.org/

Mancini: his name means movie magic. Classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’sThe Pink Panther, and Charade came to life thanks to Henry Mancini’s stylish scores and songs.

A giant in the pantheon of Hollywood composers, he received 18 Oscar nominations and won four. Mancini is a legend, and his GRAMMY-nominated daughter Monica Mancini joins us to share her stories of life with Hollywood royalty and to sing his wonderful songs, including “Days of Wine and Roses” and “Moon River.”

Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

Monica Mancini, Vocals

THE PINK PANTHER THEME

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

PETER GUNN

MOON RIVER

MR. LUCKY

TWO FOR THE ROAD

BABY MINE

IT HAD BETTER BE TONIGHT

CHARADE

BABY ELEPHANT WALK

LE JAZZ HOT

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Jimmie Vaughan at Payomet Performing Arts Center
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Jimmie Vaughan at Payomet Performing Arts Center

Enjoy a night of fantastic blues with Jimmie Vaughan at the Payomet tent on October 5th at 7pm!

When it comes to the blues today, there are a handful of guiding lights to make sure the music stays true to its powerful source. The sound of pleasure and pain that first sparked musicians to create such a sound is a force that can never be underestimated. The mojo has to be there. For Jimmie Vaughan, he's dedicated his life to making sure the blues not only stays alive, but remains full of life and an inspiration to all who listen. It's a spirit he holds close to him, and for over 50 years of holding the blues close inside him, Vaughan isn't about to stop now.

Contact the organizer

Payomet Performing Arts Center https://payomet.org/

lara@payomet.org

508-349-2929

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Haunted Objects
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Haunted Objects

Haunted Objects: A Presentation with Tim Weisberg at Centerville Library

From a butter dish on a kitchen counter to the car that killed James Dean, a discussion about some of the most famous and infamous cases of inanimate objects being possessed by a spirit. In addition to hearing spooky stories, attendees are invited to bring in items they believe are haunted or cursed and share their own experiences. Mr. Weisberg will have investigative equipment on hand to see if there are any anomalous readings in relation to the object. Tim Weisberg is host and executive producer of "Spooky Southcoast" one of the world's most popular paranormal talk radio shows.

Contact the organizer

Centerville Public Library

rmaddalena@clamsnet.org

508-790-6220

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Beethoven on the Cape
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Beethoven on the Cape

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Show Times

September 21 @ 7:30 PM

September 22 @ 3:00 PM

We celebrate the Cape’s natural beauty – plus Beethoven’s own ode to nature! Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, filled with babbling brooks, bird calls, and storms, will be the highlight.

With the Harwich Conservation Trust, we’re creating a multimedia experience with an aerial view of our beautiful Cape landscapes accompanied by an evocative new soundtrack inspired by the amazing environment that surrounds us. Tan Dun’s “Secret of Wind and Birds” uses bird songs and Stella Sung’s “Oceana” features ship horns and the calls of humpback whales to create the experience of nature. 

Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

SYMPHONY NO. 6 (PASTORAL) 
Ludwig van Beethoven

SECRET OF WIND AND BIRDS
Tan Dun

SOARING OVER THE SOUND 
A Multimedia Experience

OCEANA
Stella Sung

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Improv Your Life! with Melinda Gallant
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Improv Your Life! with Melinda Gallant

Have you been thinking “I need to take a workshop"? Have you been thinking "I want to have more laughs with people I just met”? Have you been thinking “I want to have some fun on Saturday Morning”? Well, we have a Saturday workshop for you!

Try Improv Your Life with Melinda Gallant, a fun AND funny three hours, where you will explore the skills to communicate more effectively, think faster on your feet, and maybe (just maybe) laugh yourself silly! We promise good laughs, some real skills, and a rollicking fun time along the way.

A fast-paced workshop that will leave you with a smile on your face, bring out your creative self, and maybe discover your inner goofball! Theater or performance experience NOT required. Workshop size limited to 15, so sign up today to reserve your spot!

Sep 21
Oct 26
Nov 23
try one or take them all!
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
in the Art Studio
$60 per class/$51 members

Questions? Email Melinda.

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Wine and Music Wednesday at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Wine and Music Wednesday at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has become a very popular event at the Center. It’s the perfect way to end your day, start your evening or just join friends for a night out looking at terrific art. Join us for a splendid selection of wines and entertainment with Dawna Hammers!

Wine & Music Wednesday
Wednesday, September 18, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Tickets are just $10 or $5 for members and are only available at the door

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Celebration of the Ordinary
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Celebration of the Ordinary

 Centerville Historical Museum is hosting a one-woman show written and performed by Jane Hattemer-Stringer, theater artist.
Admission $10/ nonmember $7 /member

Act One “In The Middle of the Middles” is about growing up as the middle child in a large family in the early 60’s. The middle children, especially in a big family (11 children) are ignored by parents. The advantage: they are free to have adventures that no one else in the family knows about. The bond developed between the middle children as a result of these “wild” adventures is strong and enduring to this day. Jane tells her tale, playing multiple characters. Anyone who is or who knows of a middle child, will relate to her story. The audience learns what it was like to be a child in the early 60’s, or reminded of that, if they are old enough. 

Act Two: “Muddie, My Grandmother With the Cracker Crumbs On Her Shoulders” is about Jane’s grandmother, Muddie, and so much more. Muddie looked like an ordinary skinny wrinkled old lady. As she tells Jane about her life. It is clear that that this woman is no “ordinary” grandma. We learn about her husband, a WW1 vet, and how the war changed him. Through the other characters, all played by Jane, we get a picture of her family- its flaws, quirks, and strengths.

URL for more details: http://www.centervillehistoricalmuseum.org

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A Woman's Heart
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

A Woman's Heart

“This play is pure magic!”

Margaret Van Sant, Executive Director, Provincetown Dramatic Arts

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents Judith Partelow’s highly acclaimed play, “A Woman’s Heart,” September 12 to 29 in the Black Box Theater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM. Story and direction is by Dana McCoy and Judith Partelow.

With Judith Partelow’s original poetry as its foundation, this new production of “A Woman’s Heart” is a captivating tale of friendship, heartache, and triumph.

Three close friends (Partelow, McCoy, and Rod Owens) reconnect at their 50th high school reunion to find that their mutual inspirations from and impacts on each other have not only endured, but have, ultimately, made all the difference in their respective lives.

“A Woman’s Heart” was first presented in 2017 and hailed as “funny, sexy, gutsy, and vulnerable.” In one of many rave reviews of earlier productions, Kelley Brocco-Hagen wrote, “The play was FANTASTIC! Touched my heart profoundly! This needs major exposure!”

This new collaboration by McCoy and Partelow reduces the number of characters from four to three and features a new story approach, shaping Partelow’s poetry into a compelling, music-filled journey through a writer’s life, and starring the collaborators themselves. Replete with life events and cultural references from the 1950s to the present, the play will resonate with all, particularly baby boomers.

The play is now also infused with the music of the boomer era, plus original music written by McCoy, Owens, and Partelow’s daughter Amanda Sevak.

An award-winning writer, as well as Actors’ Equity actor and director, Partelow began writing poetry when she was in third grade. Cape Cod journalist Caitlin Russell observed that Partelow has “a gift for taking heartbreaking subjects and shining a light on the pain, and the beauty and dignity born of struggling with it.”

The Cape Cod Writers Center recognized Partelow’s achievements at its 2019 conference with the Kevin V. Symmons Scholarship for Second Career Writers.

McCoy, an award-winning New York-based playwright, director, actor, singer, songwriter, and dancer, brings a wealth of talent and experience to creating and honing stories and bringing them successfully to the stage. Her theater credits include writer, performer, and producer for “Cube Rat,” which was performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Off-Broadway (2011); and lead cast member and co-producer for “MoM: A Rock Concert Musical,” written by Richard Caliban, winner of Outstanding Musical at New York Fringe 2009, and selected as part of the Fringe Benefits Anniversary Series (2011) and The Almost Annual Festival (April 2013).

As a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, McCoy has topped Billboard charts and toured, directed, taught, and performed her own and other people’s original rock musicals internationally.

Rod Owens is an actor, musician, and artist who has appeared in “The Weight of Silence,” and other plays at Cotuit Center for the Arts.

“A Woman’s Heart” is produced by Janet Murphy Robertson of www.ArtistsAndMusicians.org.

In the Black Box Theater
September 12-29

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:00pm
Tickets $20, $15 for Members

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Playing Favorites! With the Fred Fried/Bruce Abbott Quartet
Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Playing Favorites! With the Fred Fried/Bruce Abbott Quartet

Sunday, September 8, at 3pm. This all-star jazz ensemble will play works by such composers as George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mandel, Michel LeGrand and Bill Evans. Guitarist Fred Fried says, "As musicians, we've been asked so many times about our favorite songs that we decided on a concert to showcase the tunes we love to play." You'll find that many of their favorites are your favorites too! Come experience Bruce Abbott on saxophone and flute, Fred Fried on 8-string guitar, Marcelle Gauvin on vocals, Michael Lavoie on bass, and Miki Matsuki on drums. $20/$18 for members. Complimentary refreshments. For reservations call 508-394-7100.

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Schuyler Grant Trio at the Harvest Gallery Wine Bar
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Schuyler Grant Trio at the Harvest Gallery Wine Bar

Schuyler Grant, (born January 16, 1990) is an American songwriter and performer based out of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Working with Grammy-nominated producer Jon Evans (Tori Amos, Sarah Mclaughlin), Schuyler released his first studio EP, “Moving On” (available now at www.schuylergrantmusic.bandcamp.com), in May of 2016. Called “gritty and soulful” by one reviewer, “Moving On” explores the softer side of Grant’s songwriting, drawing much inspiration from likes of Bob Dylan and Ray LaMontagne.

Grant’s second LP is a departure from the folk-inspired songwriting of his first, replacing the gentle ballads of “Moving On” with a rough and tumble exploration of the harder, blues driven rock and roll the songwriter holds close to heart. “It is the music I have always wanted to play— growing up on Clapton, Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin, I developed a love for fuzzed-out guitar riffs at an early age,” Grant laughs. Working with Bradley Conant on percussion and again with Evans on bass, the album was released at the end of 2017 (available at www.schuylergrantmusic.bandcamp.com).

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Brazen Belles Summer Striptacular!
Aug
28
7:30 PM19:30

Brazen Belles Summer Striptacular!

The Brazen Belles are one of New England’s premiere Burlesque troupes. These dangerous flirts, rowdy rabble-rousers, and saucy comediennes have been teasing their way throughout the country to sold out audiences since 2012. Winners of the Las vegas Burlesque Festival in 2015, They also performed at The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Movers, Shakers and Innovators” showcase 2016. The Belles bring a variety of talents: singing, dancing, wit, sass, and of course seduction to the stage. They will have you laughing, lusting, and longing for more!

Queens of the corset, sirens of the stage, dolls of the dance floor! WE ARE YOUR VILLAGE VAUDEVILLE.

Burlesque is a diverse form of entertainment pulling theatrical, dance, and sketch comedy elements from many historical eras together to provide a creative spin on society’s traditional, and often oppressive, stereotypes of women. While the art of burlesque includes acts of a sexual nature, the goal of performing these expressions is never intended to be offensive of harmful to others, but rather empowering, particularly to women, by embracing the existence of female sexuality in light of differing body types, genders, race and ethnicity, upbringings, and so on. Our troupe stands in firm belief that this beautiful art form is relevant in its mission and provides important empowerment to our friends, family, local community and Beyond!

Brazen Belles Summer Striptacular!
Weds-Sat, August 28-31
7:30pm

Tickets $32, $27 for balcony seats
$5 discount for members. $2 discount for seniors

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