1. Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre
This multi-generational theatre in West Harwich puts on shows to, “educate, empower, and inspire students of all ages from all backgrounds to explore and expand their creative talents and aspirations, to experience and appreciate live theatre and to develop and nurture a life-long appreciation of the performing arts.”
They are in their 70th season and offer a wide range of productions and classes. This year they are incorporating an outdoor stage, and are presenting The Boxcar Children, The Secret Garden, Peter Rabbit and Me, Doubt, A Parable, Silver Threads, A Rockin’ Tribute to Linda Ronstadt, and 2021 Unmute Yourself with Cristine Ernst.
This fall they are offering a number of online and in person classes for kids and adults including Acting through Time and Space, Creative Drama 1 & 2, Broadway Kids, Tap, Comedy Improv, and more!
2. Cape Rep Theatre
The Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster puts on a fun variety of performances from their unique location in Nickerson State Park. The theatre has been in operation since 1986. In addition to well-known favorites, the theatre commissions work written by local playwrights, bringing original stories to their theatre. In a typical year the theatre produces 4-5 indoor plays from May-December and puts on shows for children in the outdoor theatre. They also provide opportunities for aspiring actors and performers with the Young Company. This program is free and open to students in 8th-12th grade.
3. Cape Cod Ballet Theatre for Children
Located in Harwich, the Cape Cod Ballet Theatre aims to, “share the joy and benefits of dance, theatre, storytelling, hard work, collaboration, & focus with the next generation.” They offer classes, which will resume on September 20th. The classes include Pre-Ballet, Ballet Theatre 1-6, Musical Theatre Jazz for multiple levels, and Modern for multiple levels. They also usually offer weekly summer workshops and performances from students.
4. College Light Opera Company
College Light Opera Company, a non-profit theatre, has been operating for over 50 years. Each season 75 college age students participate in an intense 11-week production, learning about and executing all aspects of the production of 9 musicals and operettas. Their performances can be seen at Highfield Theatre and are top notch! This season’s performances have included: The Pirates of Penzance, Very Good Eddie, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Pajama Game, Trouble in Tahiti, The Wizard of Oz, Little Women, The Sorcerer, and The Danger Year.