Raves for “It’s a Wonderful Life”! Playing Now thru Dec 8th

Following a smashing opening, the critics are cheering for our “live radio show” staging of Frank Capra’s holiday classic.

Howard Karren in The Provincetown Independent: “A brilliant feat of programing. As a holiday offering in 2019, it’s perfect. Expert comic timing.. genuine pathos.. The whole ensemble of actors playing multiple roles is superb. Americana that feels right at home in Provincetown. It’s a holiday celebration with an Outer Cape edge.”
And Sue Mellon in The Cape Cod Times writes: ” Uplifting, uniquely staged.. In an age when the holidays are all too often celebrated with glitter, glitz and bright lights, it’s comforting to have a gentle reminder of just how wonderful life can be.”

So, join us in ringing in the holiday spirit with It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by getting your tickets today!


“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” Opens This Weekend!

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" runs Nov. 21 through Dec. 8! Tickets available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1008180

Posted by Provincetown Theater on Thursday, November 21, 2019

A show fit for the whole family, this beloved American holiday classic comes to thrilling life onstage as a 1940s radio broadcast. As in Frank Capra’s film It’s a Wonderful Life, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds one Christmas Eve as he contemplates the meaning of his life — with the help of an angel-in-waiting named Clarence. Written by Joe Landry, Directed by David Drake, and starring an ensemble of actors that brings all the iconic characters of Bedford Falls to the stage.

The play opens November 21 and runs Thursdays – Sundays through December 8. Check out our trailer for the production above, and click here to purchase tickets.

Fall Fête is this Weekend!

The Second Annual Fall Fête is again at the Pilgrim House on Saturday, November 16th from 6 to 9 pm. This delightful evening of dinner, cocktails and entertainment benefits the Provincetown Theater’s year-round programming. This programming brings entertaining and engaging theater throughout the fall and winter months to the Outer Cape.

Both a Silent and Live Auction will be held with proceeds benefiting the Theater’s programming.

In addition to musical entertainment, the Theater cast will present scenes from It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.

VIP Seating is available for $250 and includes reserved dinner seats and a complimentary cocktail/drink at the dinner. In addition, it includes one Premium Seat ticket to the live productions of both It’s a Wonderful Life (November 21st thru December 8th) and the Townie Holiday Extravaganza! (December 20th thru the 22nd).

General Seating is available for $175

Senior Seating is available for $150

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

To ring in the season, we’re concluding our 2019 main stage production roster with a unique twist on a beloved holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.” Performed with a terrific ensemble of ten, Frank Capra’s iconic movie comes to heartwarming life on our stage via a live radio broadcast in 1946 — complete with live music, actors playing multiple roles, and a genuine Foley Artist. Opening Nov 21st, the show runs Thursdays – Sundays thru Holly Folly Weekend. And with special discount prices for seniors, kids & students, this is a must-see event for the entire family! Click on BUY TICKETS…

Fundraiser for the Trevor Project

Silent No More!

On Thursday, October 24th, we’re thrilled to open our doors to the Provincetown Film Society to host a fundraiser for The Trevor Project with a very special screening of the earliest surviving film about LGBTQ lives, Different from the Others.

Filmed in 1919, its 100th anniversary screening in last summer’s Provincetown Film Festival was completely sold-out. With original live music accompaniment from Billy Hough and Sue Goldberg, come see the silent movie everyone was talking about.

Once feared lost, Different from the Others is believed to be the only gay-themed movie from Germany’s progressive Weimar era that survived destruction after Hitler took power. The film tells a compelling story of secrecy and oppression that continues to play out in today’s world. Different from the Others stars Conrad Veidt (the somnambulist in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Colonel Strasser in Casablanca) as Paul Körner, a violinist whose romance with a talented male student is thwarted when a blackmailer threatens to expose the relationship and Körner’s homosexuality — then a crime under Germany’s notorious Paragraph 175.

For the benefit screening on Oct 24th, admission is $35 and includes:

  •  Complimentary wine reception starting at 6:00pm.
  • Screening and live accompaniment performance at 7:30 pm with Billy and Sue
  • Q&A, raffle, and extra set of songs with Billy and Sue to follow

Tickets for this screening of a unique piece of cinematic buried-treasure, as well as helping to support LGBTQ kids at The Trevor Project, can be purchased at: