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Cape Playhouse

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Address: 820 Main St, (Rt. 6A), Dennis, MA 02638-1904
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+1 508-385-3911
09:00 - 16:30
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Experience the magic of live theatre in the country’s oldest professional...

Experience the magic of live theatre in the country’s oldest professional summer theatre on beautiful Cape Cod! The Cape Playhouse in Dennis brings the Best of Broadway to Cape Cod each summer, featuring critically acclaimed actors of Broadway, television, and film. The Cape Playhouse also offers entertaining and educational Theater for Children. Tickets are available at the Box Office and online.

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Expensive seats

Expensive seats compared to many other Cape Cod Theaters. I would advise some of the other Cape Cod theaters for excellent entertainment and they are very affordable.

Reviewed 2 November 2016
West Dennis, Massachusetts
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West Dennis, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Expensive seats compared to many other Cape Cod Theaters. I would advise some of the other Cape Cod theaters for excellent entertainment and they are very affordable.

Thank lmcneaney
Dennis, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

"Second city" play was ok, not great, but this venue is special. Avoid the balcony as acoustics are marginal.

Thank Henri Pierre S
Centerville, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The Playhouse is an intimate theatre and the experience is as good as the performance. Second City was hilarious and topical. Seemed a fairly good chunk of the audience were not that amused ( but we were!). We try to go once a season, to see what we think will be the best performance. The pew like seats aren't plush... More 

Thank JeanneN-N
Hockessin, Delaware, United States
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

I bought tickets to see cabaret and was was looking forward to the show and my visit to cape cod.Unfortunately a week before we were to go I fell, broke my leg and needed surgery. I had to cancel the show and our entire 10 day vacation. I realize it is their policy no refunds or exchanges . this is... More 

Thank Delaware_Lisa
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We attended Cabaret, while visiting the Cape recently. We found the operation first rate, and the talent abundant. It is one of the finest community theatres that we've been fortunate to experience. One issue we had was the comfort level of the seats. They are hard wood, and uncomfortable benches. They need to either add cushions or individual seats

Thank James G
Queens, New York
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We saw The Music Man. I did not think I would enjoy it that much because I loved the movie which had superb casting. I could not imagine that they would be able to do justice to it. The costumes were great. The actors were perfect. We absolutely loved it. It was as professional as a Broadway production. Worth every... More 

Thank alizab613
Dennis, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Going to a show at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis is like a step back in time. A good one. America's oldest summer stock theater. Offers an eclectic variety of shows all summer long. Don't pass up an opportunity to see a show here. Reasonable ticket prices.

Thank scargoboy
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We saw Cabaret here last week and it was amazing. Top notch performers, sound, stage, and music.The playhouse itself is part of the Cape history, being a church first before becoming what it is today. It is fun to look around and see all the famous people who have been on that stage over the years. I have seen musicals... More 

Thank LauraSpell8259
Albany, New York
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

We enjoy the Playhouse for performances when visiting the Dennis area. This year their performance of Cabaret was like other performances we've seen there just superb. The show was excellent due to a wonderful and professional cast. The venue is a great place to enjoy a performance.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

We went to see the first night of Cabaret. The performance started late but then they had built the entire stage from scratch in three days. Also waiting in the lovely grounds with a glass of wine was no hardship. The performance was good if not exactly broadway. The theatre however has a great character and ambiance. Following another review... More 

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