Thursdays, Jan 10 - Mar 28 at 7 pm
Wakefield Idol is a karaoke-style singing competition where 64 local singers compete for a $1500 cash prize! In the final rounds as the competition heats up, the audience votes to see who goes on. It's our most popular event of the year, so get your tickets early to check out all of the amazing local talent we have!
January 10 - Preliminary Round
January 17 - Preliminary Round
January 24 - Second Round
January 31 - Preliminary Round
February 7 - Preliminary Round
February 14 - Second Round
February 21 - Sweet 16
February 28 - Top 12
March 7 - Quarterfinals
March 14 - Semifinals
March 21 - Surprise Night
March 28 - Finals
Get Season Tickets here!
Photo by Blacknight Studios
Friday, Jan 18 at 7 pm
Four short projects make for one perfect night of excitement!
A cascade through memories and fantasies, Paulo's Scrapbook asks how do we measure meaningful life? And What do we do when our own experiences don't hold up to that measurement?
Hope Beneath the Lonesome Sky is a short concert of original songs to inspire and make the world a better place.
The Juicer is a comedic view of life in the 1950s through the eyes of a gossip columnist.
Professor Perplexity's Science Magic includes eye-popping science demonstrations as well as astounding magical illustrations of things that are otherwise impossible to demonstrate live!
This show is part of the Springboard Season, full of new and developing projects proposed by community and ensemble members.
Friday, Jan 25 at 7 pm
The story of the Brazilian city of Americana in two parts: one act in 1867 and one act in 2017. "Os Conderados" is a play about why we hold on to histories of oppression - and how we let go.
Saturdays, Jan 26 - Mar 16, Mar 22 - 23 at 7 pm
Classic whodunits with a twist: it’s all improvised! Our actors weave webs of secrets, deception, and mystery as we wind our way through a different murder each week. It's full of laughs, surprises, and lots of improv fun! It was a huge success the last two years, so we can't wait to discover new mysteries again this year.
Photo by Seth Jacobson Photography
Friday, Feb 1 at 7 pm
A staged-reading of a new comedy that questions whether technological advances may be more important to relationship compatibility than gender -- or not.
Friday, Feb 8 at 7 pm
The story of four students, seven hours, and one incredible day.
Saturday, Feb 9 at 9:30 pm
An evening of witticisms, spoonerisms, innuendo, one-liners, and double entendres, hosted by the barber shop quartet The Dad Jokes. The one who remains standing at the end of the night will be crowned the Pundit!
Previews: April 12-13 at 7 pm
Performances: April 19-20, 26-27, May 2-4, 9-11 at 7 pm, May 5 at 2 pm
Often called the perfect musical, Gypsy has an unforgettable score and a story for the ages. As vaudeville is dying, Mama Rose's ambition pushes her and her daughters June and Louise on the road to make it big. Soon their relationships and lives start to unravel, revealing their true desires.
Thursdays, May 30 - Aug 29 at 7 pm
Our improvisers weave plots of love, deception, unexpected reunions, life and death situations - everything you need for a juicy soap opera made up on-the-spot. The story builds week-to-week, so you can follow your favorite characters all summer long or jump in any given Thursday!
Preview: June 21
Performances: Fri & Sat, June 28 - July 27
Life seems perfect for the members of Ana's book club. But when a documentary turns a camera on them, things start to go off the rails with new members stirring up trouble, new books leaving them giggling, and chaos ensues.
Previews: Aug 2-3
Performances: Fri & Sat, Aug 9-31 at 7 pm
Cass suddenly leaves her husband and hops on a bus to Niagara Falls in search of freedom and the sense of wonder she's lost. Along the way, she meets a wild bunch of characters in a hilarious madcap adventure.
Preview: Sept 13
Performances: Sept 20-21, 27-28, Oct 3-4 at 7 pm, Sept 29 at 2 pm on the Performance Patio
Blending modern day struggles and fantastical folklore creatures, The Skriker is a thrilling play. Josie and Lily, two teenagers, are pursued by an ancient fairy - the Skriker - who is befriends, bewilders, and betrays them to get the one thing of value they have - Lily's unborn child. Wrapped in a fantasy and horror, at its heart, it's a story of love, loss, revenge, and the toll that depression exacts.
Previews: Oct 18 - 19 at 7 pm
Performances: Oct 25-26, Nov 2, 7-9, 14-16 at 7 pm
Nov 3, 10 at 2 pm
Perhaps the greatest play ever written in the English language, Hamlet comes to life on the CTC stage. The ghost of Hamlet's father gives him one mission - avenge his death and kill his brother, the murderer, Claudius. Hamlet's life is crumbling around him, and he must decide where he stands.
Ticket price varies by show
*Seating is first come, first served. We suggest arriving 15 minutes before showtime. We often have excited audience members waiting for a sold-out show, so if you haven't arrived or contacted us by showtime, your seats may be filled.*
The theater is fully wheelchair accessible. We're eager to make this a great experience for everyone - call if you have any questions about accessibility!
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