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Meanwhile, Back at the Castle

October 5, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches It was a dark and stormy night. It might be a horror movie cliché, but it really was a dark and stormy night as a group of actors and musicians assembled to rehearse Dracula For Dummys, the Halloween offering at the Provincetown Theater this month. While rain [...]

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Cher and Cher Alike

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by Steve Desroches The dust and glitter still haven’t settled since Cher came to Provincetown to stump for Hillary Clinton this past August. Even come October, stories of Cher sightings are told around town with the same glee and wonder as a glimpse at a UFO full of aliens dressed [...]

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One of Us: The Undefinable Joan Osborne

September 28, 2016 2:07 pm0 comments

by Jeannette de Beauvoir She’s never been to Cape Cod before, but Joan Osborne can’t wait to play Payomet. “I’ve always done major cities in the northeast,” she says. “Boston, Providence, places like that. Never Cape Cod. I can’t wait! I’m bringing my daughter with me. Where should we go, [...]

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Williams On The Edge

September 21, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Writing, good writing, requires vulnerability. Throughout Tennessee Williams’ career, he repeatedly bared his soul via his characters and narratives, some more obvious than others. And each of his works presented a different aspect of the man, his life, and his emotions, depending on his circumstances. It’s his [...]

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the 17,895th annual ShowgirlAwards

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September 12, 2016 @ The Atlantic House It was big news last week when RuPaul won an Emmy Award for hosting his smash hit RuPaul’s Drag Race. But just several days later in Provincetown many drag queens received golden honors themselves at the 17, 895th Annual Showgirl Awards where Ryan [...]

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The Roots of Desire

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by Steve Desroches For five years now Abrahamse & Meyer Productions, a theatrical company based in Cape Town, South Africa, has been participating in the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, where they made their international debut in 2012. And what a debut it was as they blew audiences away with [...]

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The Oracle of Arias

September 14, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Joey Arias came to Provincetown for the first time in 1976. He came at the invitation of famed fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, and the two, along with an entourage of friends, piled in a car and drove from New York to the Cape at a time now [...]

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The Midas Touch

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by Steve Desroches Amber Martin is a one-woman K-tel album with a variety show soul. With a powerhouse voice, a slapstick wit, and a sense of stand up and out creativity all covered in honey-drizzled nostalgia for the 1970s, Martin is a veritable force of nature forging a path all [...]

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Great Scott!

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by Steve Desroches As a young girl growing up outside of Dallas Tori Scott had an innate love for the stage. Dance lessons, vocal coaches, school plays—Scott’s childhood was all about her love for performance. Her natural talent shone through, as did her dedication and passion for theater at such [...]

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A People’s History

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The Historical Fiction of Sally Cabot Gunning by Rebecca M. Alvin There aren’t many people who can track their family histories on Cape Cod as far back as Sally Cabot Gunning. The Brewster writer, who will be a featured guest at the inaugural Provincetown Book Festival, had relatives aboard the [...]

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