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Think “Blazing Saddles” on steroids or Monty Python if set in the Old West, with a dash of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and you might come close to describing “Tumacho,” the show making its regional premiere at the Cape Rep in Brewster. This hilarious show is silly and inane and is giving audiences some well-deserved laughs in this unsettling time. “I think I’m going to wake up in the middle of the night laughi...

‘Steel Magnolias’ Bloom On Chatham Drama Guild Stage

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

The Chatham Drama Guild will open its 2022 season with "Steel Magnolias" by Robert Harling, directed by Anna Marie Johansen, on Friday, June 3. Performances will continue throughout the month of June. “Steel Magnolias” is set in a small community in Louisiana. When a young beautician arrives in search of work at a local salon, she enters a world in which a group of women share a bond of friendship and travel ...

A children’s book that painter Alice Stallknecht never finished.  Puffer fish and tonsillectomy “tools.”  Chatham’s sport and sailing clubs. These intriguing topics are all included in three new exhibits at the Atwood Museum, Home of the Chatham Historical Society (CHS) this summer. In addition, the museum will host six Thursday evenings of live music for the first time. Stallknecht (1880-1973) arrived in C...

Anne Levine has a photo of her three cousins in the village they grew up in in Kyiv. Now 61, she still looks at it to this day. "The three of them were murdered in Auschwitz," she said. "Their names are forgotten. I've kept their picture around my whole life." Levine's family has a complicated relationship with its homeland. Her paternal grandparents, Ukrainian Jews, fled the country during the pogroms of W...

Connor Brickley donned a few different colored uniforms during his nine-year professional hockey career. He sported red, blue and gold as a member of the Florida Panthers, the team that selected him with the 50th overall pick in the National Hockey League’s 2010 draft. He also wore red, white and blue while playing for the New York Rangers, and many other colors as a member of various American Hockey League te...

One of the positive things that came from staying home more over the last few years was that many people got outdoors to experience nature in ways they may not have before. Even those that were used to being outside, whether walking, hiking, sailing, biking, kayaking, or even just sitting in the backyard or on the beach daydreaming got to increase the time they spent doing so. Many began new outdoor hobbies and a...

Whodunit? “Clue” audience members are each given pencils to fill in their best guesses upon entering the Academy of Performing Arts. On the back of “Clue” programs six suspects are listed, six weapons, nine rooms, each with little check-off boxes. Pay attention. The murder mystery begins to the sounds of a radio, interrupted by lightning and thunder, and the sounds of a barking dog. Yvette, a stunningly gorgeo...

During a visit last summer, Christine Thomson was taken by her friend Jennifer Longworth to visit a tiny cottage near the shore of Chatham's Mill Pond. Inside were three murals that had captured Longworth's attention. The scenes covering the walls of the cottage were painted by Harold Dunbar, a prolific Chatham artist whose work has become highly collectible in recent years. “I thought they were fabulous,” sai...

Cape Rep Goes Wild West With ‘Tumacho’

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

There's a new western comedy coming to this one-horse town, so giddy up to Cape Rep Theatre. This is one you don't want to miss. "Tumacho" is a rollicking off-Broadway hit featuring good guys, bad guys, singing cacti, toe-tapping music and some curve balls that you won't see coming. Cape Rep is celebrating its 37th season by opening the 2022 summer lineup with the regional premiere of this hilarious cowboy com...

‘Artist’s Choice’ Opens At Galley West Art Gallery

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     ORLEANS – Galley West Art Gallery’s new show, “Artist’s Choice,” opens on May 14.      For inspiration, artists were encouraged to contemplate the following quote by Pablo Picasso: "I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else." The show’s jurist Roberta Anslow, an Orleans resident and award-winning photographer, said she was pleasantly surprised by the interpretations by the 26 artists whose wo...

Whodunnit? ‘Clue’ Brings Fun, Nostalgia To Academy Stage

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     It was Miss Scarlet in the observatory with the candlestick! Or was it Professor Plum in the ballroom with the rope?      Is there anyone who doesn’t love “Clue?”      If you’re pining for a dose of comedy and mystery with a touch of delicious nostalgia thrown in for good measure, get ready to cheer. “Clue” takes the Academy of Performing Arts stage May 19 through 29, a fun whodunnit that will keep you gue...