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The Provincetown Theater

Then & Now: A Centennial Celebration of the Provincetown Players

Jul 02 - Jul 03, Jul 09 - Jul 10, Jul 16 - Jul 18 at 7:30 pm
Jul 11 at 6:00 pm
Jul 12 at 11:00 am

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Courtesy of Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, Provincetown, MA,
Salvador R. Vasques III Collection[/caption] Provincetown, MA, the oldest continuous arts colony in the country, is also heralded as the birthplace of the Provincetown Players, whose innovations shaped modern American drama. In July 1915, new ideas about politics, feminism, arts, psychology, and theater came to artistic fruition in Provincetown with the creation of a non-commercial, experimental theater, led by Greenwich Village writers, painters and philosophers who traveled to the tip of Cape Cod to write, direct and act in short plays still recognized for their witty, perceptive social commentary. The founding of the Provincetown Players established Provincetown as a center of modernism in the arts, and thus set the stage for playwrights Eugene O’Neill and Susan Glaspell.  To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this widely influential theatrical milestone, the Provincetown Theater will host THE PROVINCETOWN PLAYERS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION in July 2015. The theater will present “THEN AND NOW,” with four productions each evening, of short plays written during the Provincetown Players’ formative years: SUPPRESSED DESIRES by George Cram Cook and Susan Glaspell Produced by Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Directed by Jeffry George CONSTANCY by Neith Boyce Produced by the Provincetown Theater Directed by Brian Carlson TRIFLES by Susan Glaspell Produced by the Payomet Performing Arts Center Directed by Sarah MacDonnell THE SNIPER by Eugene O’Neill Produced by CTEK Arts Directed by Margaret Van Sant Each play is performed on every date. Saturday, July 11th, the Provincetown Theater will host the Eugene O’Neill Society and the Susan Glaspell Society for a day of presentations at the theater. The plays will be presented at 6PM, followed by a Humanities Panel at 8PM moderated by Susan Rand Brown, with O’Neill and Glaspell scholars Robert M. Dowling, Linda Ben-Zvi, Jeffrey Kennedy, and Pulitzer Prize winning American Playwright Tony Kushner. Reception at 9:00pm with John Thomas on piano. Tickets are $50 for Plays, Panel & Reception. Sunday, July 12th a Breakfast Brunch will honor the Societies at 11:00AM, followed by a book talk by Robert M. Dowling, author of “Eugene O’Neill: A Life in Four Acts.” Dowling will be available to sign copies of the biography, named a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist in biography for 2014. $10 Suggested Donation. OPEN STUDIO WITH JARED BOWEN. Click WGBH logo for video. image001  Berta-walker-logo

Adults: $20.00
Seniors: $15.00

Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans present

Thoroughly Muslim Millie by Ryan Landry

Jun 21, Jun 28, Jul 05, Jul 12, Jul 19, Jul 26, Aug 02, Aug 09, Aug 16, Aug 23, Aug 30, Sep 06 at 7:30 pm

Thoroughly Muslim Millie Poster 800x1000px Muslim-Millie Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans present "Thoroughly Muslim Millie" A young girl from a Canadian convent! Thrust across the border into the Middle East and straight into the arms of the Prince of Persia! And what do Dick and Lynne Cheney have to do with all this?! Watch all the glorious melodrama explode across the stage as the Gold Dust Orphans once again bring you a musical parody like no other ... Ladies and Gentlemen "Thoroughly Muslim Millie" Get ready for big splashy songs, a tap dancing Taliban, bawdy "Burqa Ladies" and more surprises than you can shake a rug beater at! Sent through The Gold Dust Orphans' glitter filled parody machine, "Thoroughly Muslim Millie" features all your Orphan favorites, including: Ryan Landry, Penny Champayne, Olive Another, Liza Lott and Delta Miles. So join us, won't you, as we bring you perhaps the most daring Gold Dust Orphans offering to date ... "Thoroughly Muslim Millie" WARNING: This is an ADULT parody! DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILDREN! General Admission seats are not guaranteed nor assigned seats. They are first come/first serve and start after the VIP/Assigned Seats. VIP seats are RESERVED SEATS. These seats are ASSIGNED, we recommend purchasing ALL tickets under one name! VIP Tickets purchased under separate (will call) party names will NOT be seated together. If you wish to sit together, please purchase all your tickets under ONE (will call) party name and plan accordingly. Note: Doors open 30 MINUTES prior to show for General Admission. Curtain is prompt. 5 minutes prior to start all VIP assigned seating is forfeited. VIP $45 General $35 $3.50 Ticket Handling Fee is added to each ticket, regardless of point of purchase. No other fees added. This helps to sustain The Provincetown Theater Foundation.

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Lena Hall: Sin & Salvation

Jul 06 - Jul 07 at 8:00 pm

forcelina2-2 Just off her Tony® Award-winning role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Grammy® Award-nominee Lena Hall brings her concert Sin & Salvation to The Provincetown Theater for two nights of soulful rock, pop, and blues! VIP $95 (First 2 rows) RESERVED $80 (Middle Rows A-D) BACK $70 (Back 2 rows) $3.50 is added to each ticket to support The Provincetown Theater Foundation. Select row AA or BB for handicap accessibility.

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Christine Ebersole: Big Noise from Winnetka

Jul 13 - Jul 14 at 8:00 pm

Final HeadshotTwo-time Tony® Award-winner and Broadway star, Christine Ebersole, mounts her hit show Big Noise from Winnetka at the Provincetown Theater. Christine Ebersole’s full band, led by Bette Sussman (Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston) lights up the theater July 13th & 14th. VIP $95 (First 2 rows) RESERVED $80 (Middle rows A-D) BACK $70 (Back 2 rows) $3.50 is added to each ticket to support The Provincetown Theater Foundation. Select row AA or BB for handicap accessibility.

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Adam Pascal

Jul 20 at 8:00 pm

adam One of Broadway’s most iconic performers takes the stage with Musical Director Larry Edoff for an intimate evening of both original compositions and Broadway hits from RENT, Memphis, Chicago, West Side Story, and more! VIP $80 (First 2 rows) RESERVED $65 (Middle rows A-D) BACK $50 (Back 2 rows) $3.50 is added to each ticket to support The Provincetown Theater Foundation. Select row AA or BB for handicap accessibility.

Shawn Nightingale Presents

SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN

Aug 03 - Aug 08 at 8:00 pm

sex-tips-play   In this hilarious new three-character comedy based on the best-selling book of the same title, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man. The play is set at a local university auditorium where the English Department holds its monthly meet the authors event. Robyn is the shy and studious moderator of the event and this month's featured author is Dan Anderson of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. The third character is a hunky stage assistant of Eastern European descent, Stefan. Thwarting Robyn's attempts to moderate a scholarly discussion of the book, Dan aims to entertain those in attendance with a highly theatrical, audience-interactive sex tip seminar. Will the power of Dan's tips prove too titillating for even Robyn to resist? Will Stefan's muscles be used for more than moving heavy scenery? As with everything at this event...that is for Dan to know, and you to find out! TICKETS WET ZONE $69 (First 3 rows. Includes one free drink!) GENERAL $59/$49 Students $3.50 Ticket Handling Fee is added to all tickets no matter point of purchase.    

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Anthony Rapp & Telly Leung

Aug 15 at 8:00 pm

Rent Telly bohm8959 CROPPED Friends, Broadway stars and veterans of the American musical theater scene, Anthony Rapp (If/Then, RENT) & Telly Leung (Glee, Godspell, fall’s Allegiance) premier their brand new concert featuring pop and Broadway hits at The Provincetown Theater for 2 special performances only. VIP $80 (First 2 rows) RESEREVED $65 (Middle rows A-D) BACK $50 (Back 2 rows) $3.50 is added to each ticket to support The Provincetown Theater Foundation. Select row AA or BB for handicap accessibility.

RJ Productions In association with The Provincetown Theater Presents:

Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland

Aug 18 at 7:00 pm

seth Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland is a rousing concert honoring the legend. Not an impersonation, Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland is about growing up in Paris, Texas and admiring all things Judy. Hear some of Judy’s legendary hits throughout this special concert, direct from its NYC premier. General Admission, $35 plus $3.50 added to each ticket to support The Provincetown Theater Foundation. Click on Ticket Specials to get tickets to BOTH Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland 7pm show and Trevor McQueen 10pm show for $65! Or both shows and after-party for $80!

Trevor McQueen: The Sounds of ‘66

Aug 18 at 10:00 pm

trevor Following his sold out shows at Birdland, Trevor McQueen presents, for One Night Only, The Sounds of ‘66, drawing upon a year that produced music from Bob Dylan to Wayne Shorter, Stephen Sondheim to The Beatles, and everything in between. Following the performance is an after party. General Admission, $35 plus $3.50 added to each ticket to support The Provincetown Theater Foundation.  Click on Ticket Specials to get tickets to BOTH Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland 7pm show and Trevor McQueen 10pm show for $65! Or both shows and after-party for $80!

Bruce Vilanch and Special Guests: The Skivvies

Aug 20 - Aug 22 at 8:00 pm

bruce   High res park pic Emmy Award-winner, celebrated comedy genius and PTown favorite, Bruce Vilanch, joins The Provincetown Theater for Carnival week to share funny stories. Special Guests, The Skivvies. VIP $80 (First 2 rows) RESERVED $65 (Middle rows A-D) BACK $50 (Back 2 rows) $3.50 is added to each ticket to support The Provincetown Theater Foundation. Select row AA or BB for handicap accessibility.

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Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway “Sibling Revelry”

Aug 28 - Aug 29 at 8:00 pm

Sibling Revelry 300dpi The award-winning Sibling Revelry comes to Provincetown for the first time, gracing the stage at The Provincetown Theater. The sisters from Chicago have performed throughout the world, together and as solo artists, from Concert Halls to Broadway stages.  They now bring their unique fusion of cabaret and Broadway to close out The Broadway Concert Series. VIP $95 (First 2 rows) RESERVED $80 (Middle rows A-D) BACK $70 (Back 2 rows) $3.50 is added to each ticket to support The Provincetown Theater Foundation. Select row AA or BB for handicap accessibility.