Cape & Islands Theatre Coalition October Theatre Gala Celebration

More theatres, grand sponsor recently came on board

The Cape & Islands Theater Coalition announced today that Academy Playhouse, Orleans and Woods Hole Theater Company have been added top the lineup of theaters performing at the Coalition's October 18 Theater Celebration, bringing to 8 the number of theaters presenting showcase performances. Performances will include show tunes from Funny Girl, La Cage Aux Folles, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Little Princess, Souvenir and more, and close with a medley from White Christmas.

The list of theaters tentatively scheduled to perform at the event include:

  • Academy Playhouse
  • Cotuit Center for the Arts
  • Cape Rep Theater (Brewster)
  • Cape Cod Theatre Company-Home of Harwich Jr. Theatre
  • Chatham Drama Guild
  • Eventide Theatre Company (Dennis)
  • Falmouth Theatre Guild
  • Woods Hole Theatre Company 

The Coalition also announced that Cape Air is once again the Grand Sponsor of the event.  Cape Air is a major supporter the arts and other nonprofits across the region.

The 5th Annual Season Highlights Theater Celebration will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts. The fundraiser will benefit the Theater Coalition and its nonprofit live performance member theaters and celebrate their 21 Years of Cultural Collaboration.  The event is hosted by the Friends of the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition and features a reception and showcase performances from Cape and Islands theaters  Fun, food, drink, great entertainment and conversation will punctuate the celebration in support of our wonderful creative community. 

The casual evening will also include a drawing for theater tickets, Cape symphony tickets and other great prizes, a reception with sumptuous hors d'oeuvres, complimentary wine and soft drinks, and a cash bar.  All proceeds from the evening go to support the Coalition and its member theaters.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 5:30 -8:00 pm.

Cotuit Center for the Arts, 508-428-0669.  4404 Falmouth Rd (Rt. 28), Cotuit MA. 
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Tickets: $50.00 per person. $40 for members of the Friends of Cape & Islands Theater.

Tickets Available Through the Cotuit Box Office and Online.

508-428-0669,, [email protected]
Wine, hors d'oeuvres, prize drawing and theater performances.

About the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition:

This year the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition is celebrating 21 years of cultural collaboration.  Founded in 1995 by five theaters and the Cape Cod 5 Bank Foundation, and with the leadership of the Bank's David Willard, the Coalition has now grown to over 20 theaters making it one of the largest collaborative theater groups in the country.  The founding theaters were Academy of Performing Arts (Orleans), Cape Rep Theatre (Brewster), Chatham Drama Guild, Cape Cod Theatre Company (formerly Harwich Junior Theatre) and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, with The Cape Playhouse joining as a Contributing Supporter in 1997.  Members are live performance nonprofit theaters located from Woods Hole to Provincetown and the Islands.  Best known for its annual Theater Guide and Calendar, the Coalition also provides the latest theater performance calendars and news through its website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.  Members range from small community theaters to large venues featuring professional Actors Equity productions.  The Coalition recently launched its new website,, as part of the Theater Coalition's on-going effort to encourage and promote cultural tourism among the more than 7 million annual visitors and 250,000 year-round residents of the Cape and Islands.  The Coalition also works to ensure that the performing arts in southeastern Massachusetts continue to thrive and have a substantial impact on the creative economy of of the region.  The Coalition sponsors seminars, promotes the performing arts, and through its Friends of Theater group promotes awareness of its theaters, holds events such as its annual Season   Highlights Celebration which showcases performances from member theaters, and holds special events such as its discussion series StageStruck: Behind the Scenes of Local Theater. 

About the Friends of Cape & Island Theater:

Established in 2012, the Friends are an all volunteer group formed to promote awareness of the rich and diverse live performance theater across the Cape and Islands.  The Friends also help raise funds for the Coalition through their annual "Season Highlights" Celebration, StageStruck Series, and dues for membership in the Friends organization.  Membership benefits include reduced admission to Friends events, special theater trips and receptions, and discounts on performances.  The group is open to all who want to support theater in our region, with modest annual membership dues of $25 for an individual, $40 for dual membership, and $60 for family memberships. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on