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The Dixie Swim Club
Sep
13
to Sep 30

The Dixie Swim Club

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Five unforgettable Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. These women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them, including some hilarious and unexpected twists and turns.

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Comedy Superstar Jeff Dunham Headlines the Cape Cod Melody Tent
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Superstar Jeff Dunham Headlines the Cape Cod Melody Tent

Record-breaking global Comedy Superstar Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters on the road, as America’s favorite ventriloquist tours North America on his 60-city Passively Aggressive tour through spring 2018. Tickets on sale now at jeffdunham.com.

Dunham recently released his latest stand-up special, Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster, on Netflix in September 2017. The special, filmed in Dublin Ireland, features Dunham along with his ill-behaved and slightly demented posse of characters for a gleeful skewering of family and politics. Dunham and his famous cohorts Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J, and Peanut also consider what a new member to their already dysfunctional family could mean, putting the ‘relative’ in Relative Disaster. 

Dunham, a Guinness World Record holder for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour,” has built an entertainment empire over years of non-stop touring and innovation. With over a million YouTube subscribers amassing over a billion views, he has carved out his own unique space in the comedy world, leading to record-breaking viewership with his comedy specials on Comedy Central and NBC. His 2015 stand-up special, Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood, debuted on NBC Primetime and ranked as the time period’s top non-sports program on the Big 4 in every key measure.

And finally, adding to an amazing list of recent accomplishments, Dunham’s contribution to the world of show business and comedy was recognized when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, commemorating over two decades of superstardom. Said Dunham recently, “When I moved to Los Angeles in 1988 with a car full of clothes and a couple of dummies, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that one day I would be tripping over my own star on the Walk of Fame. It’s truly fantastic and a great honor; I just hope it’s not in front of an adult store. Okay, actually, that would be hilarious.”

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Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
Aug
9
to Aug 12

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

Cape Cod Kids on Broadway features Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka at the Barnstable Comedy Club. The theater group is producing a full-length musical in four short weeks from start to finish with a talented group of teens and youth. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences. Gwen Bainier is the director of Willy Wonka, Lisa Taylor is the musical director and Jessica Ann McDowell (JAM) is the lighting designer.

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Growing Up McDougal… Happy, Hopeful, and Hung-Over!
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Growing Up McDougal… Happy, Hopeful, and Hung-Over!

Nancy Witter’s new show opened in New York City on Thursday September 21st at Don’t Tell Mama to rave reviews! This new show has Nancy regaling her audiences with stories of her unique childhood growing up in a large Irish Cathoholic family. Nancy learned early on, thanks to her happy hopeful and hung-over parents how to find the comedy in catastrophes, and hope in despair.
Growing up in a very large Irish “Cathaholic” family, and struggling as a working single mother for 20 years, gave Nancy Witter all the comedic material she needed to sustain her thoughout her long-standing comedy career. Nancy has won three New York City MAC Awards for “Outstanding Female Comedian” and a MAC Award for her one woman show “Dignity Check… Please”. Nancy was one of five finalists on Nick at Nite’s “Search for the Funniest Mom in America” in 2005. Soon after, she joined two other finalists and for five years they toured in sold out theaters across the country in the hit comedy show “Mama’s Night Out”. “The New York Times” has described Nancy as having “a razor sharp wit” and Backstage Magazine named her to their list of “Comedy Best Bets”. Nancy performs at comedy venues throughout New York City and the country.

Wednesday, July 25
on the Mainstage
Tickets $32, $27 for balcony seating
$2 discount for senior/veterans, $5 discount for members

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Breaking the Code
Jul
19
to Aug 5

Breaking the Code

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Join us for this exceptional biographical drama about a man who broke too many codes: the eccentric genius Alan Turing who played a major role in winning the World War II; he broke the complex German code called Enigma, enabling allied forces to foresee German maneuvers. Since his work was classified top secret for years after the war, no one knew how much was owed to him when he was put on trial for breaking another code the taboo against homosexuality. Turing, who was also the first to conceive of computers, was convicted of the criminal act of homosexuality and sentenced to undergo hormone treatments which left him physically and mentally debilitated. He died a suicide, forgotten and alone. This play is about who he was, what happened to him and why.

In the Black Box Theater
July 19-August 5
Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 4:00pm
Tickets $20, $15 for members

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Fat Ass Cancer Bitch: Resistant Gray
Jul
17
to Jul 18

Fat Ass Cancer Bitch: Resistant Gray

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Christine Rathbun Ernst returns this summer with another all-new nifty collection of story, monologue, and humor. Now in its EIGHTH year, the FACB franchise is as bitchy and irreverent and thought-provoking as ever. Part stand-up, part storytelling — a funny, searing, honest show you won’t forget!

Tuesday & Wednesday
July 17 & 18 at 7:30pm
Tickets $20

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Cougar the Musical
Jun
7
to Jun 24

Cougar the Musical

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“Hilarious, soulful and heartwarming,” Cougar the Musical by Donna Moore unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-forty women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to “Julio,” a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator.

Hilarious, soulful and heartwarming, Cougar the Musical is a madcap ride from Cougar Bar to nail salon to boudoir and back as the women learn to say “yes” to getting older, “yes” to trust and friendship and to proving that love is ageless.

JUNE 7-24, 2018
THURS-SAT 7:30PM • SUN 4:00PM
TICKETS $20 • $15 FOR MEMBERS

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