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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...

Orpheum Local Artist Series Features Amy Middleton

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     On Friday, May 13 at 5 p.m. the Chatham Orpheum Theater will celebrate local artist and Chatham Elementary School teacher Amy Middleton with a free Local Artist Series event. The event will begin with a meet and greet followed by a screening of a documentary film about Middleton, and the evening will finish with a Q&A session with the artist. Middleton’s art will be showcased, along with the artwork of...

CHATHAM – For a second consecutive year, the Monomoy Early Childhood Council is hosting a book drive for Chatham and Harwich children throughout the months of May and June. Last year’s inaugural book drive resulted in more than 700 new books being purchased and donated. The Monomoy Early Childhood Family Resource Center at Harwich Elementary School will distribute the books to children identified in collaborat...

Giving Nature A Chance

By: Mary Richmond

Some days I really wonder about the future of people. We appear to be really obtuse about a lot of things. It seems we never leave our five-year-old, greedy, selfish, ignorant, temper tantrum throwing selves too far behind, no matter how old we are. I present the daily news as proof of this theory. Just as little children make messes, both of themselves and their immediate environments, we do the same in our home...

Eventide Heads 'Into The Woods' With 2022 Season

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

     What big eyes you have! All the better to enjoy Eventide Theatre Company's 2022 season opening production of the award-winning Sondheim fairytale musical “Into the Woods.”      The tales of several Brothers Grimm classics are woven together in this magical trip through a familiar world of shadowy enchantment where birds are summoned from the sky, family planning is the realm of vegetable patches and witchcr...

'Red Swans' Tells Story Of Courage And Friendship

By: Amy Tagliaferri

“Red Swans,” written by Wendy Lement and based on a true story, is a heart-tugging show filled with brave characters during a tumultuous time, but most of all it’s a story of the strength of friendship. I was on my feet applauding with tears in my eyes at the conclusion of the show at the Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre. Two young art students, Lisa Egler and Katja Caselles, meet in Berlin duri...

Cape Rep Theatre Announces Summer 2022 Season

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

For summer 2022, Cape Rep Theatre will celebrate its 37th season with a lineup filled with something for everyone, including musicals, comedies, regional premieres and new works. First up on the Indoor Theater stage May 18 through June 12 will be the regional premiere of “Tumacho,” a hilariously irreverent comedy with music. This off-Broadway hit is a cowboy musical complete with singing cacti, good guys, b...

Nature Connection: Not All Rare Birds Have Feathers

By: Mary Richmond

Spring migration is often full of feathered surprises, some of them quite rare. This past week a white ibis landed in Wellfleet and a duo of little blue herons joined a half dozen glossy ibises and a tricolored heron in Harwich, luring many a birder to grab their binoculars and cameras to go see and document them.  Although I don’t keep any sort of formal list of bird sightings or chase down reports of rare bi...

Nature Connection: Honoring The Earth Every Day

By: Mary Richmond

Every year when Earth Day comes around, people get all excited about spending a day cleaning up litter. That’s wonderful, but what the earth really needs is for us to honor and love her every day of the year. There are many simple things we can do to lighten our footsteps, though not all of them are without a bit of sacrifice. We’ve gotten very used to convenience, and some people are not at all willing to giv...