Ahoy, Here Comes Moby Dick!, The Musical - and Other Best Bets for the Weekend

Jun 5, 2014

Moby Dick!, the Musical, opens this weekend at Cotuit Center for the Arts this weekend.

A reform school for girls needs to raise a lot of money, so what kind of fundraiser do they throw? How about a musical version of Herman Melville's heavy-as-an-anchor tome, Moby Dick? That's the outlandish premise for a new musical opening this weekend at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, which promises a campy and boisterous entertainment. Also opening this weekend at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, the Woods Hole Plays, a site-specific exploration of playwriting, offering two one-acts using one cast, one location, the same theme, and two surprisingly different, quirky plays. 

World-class cello music is center stage for a benefit concert on Sunday remembering the legacy of Bernard Greenhouse, the internationally acclaimed cellist and resident of Wellfleet who died in 2011. Greenhouse was a big supporter of health care on the Outer Cape, and the benefit continues that effort. 

Cape Cod contemporary artists will be highlighted this summer by three art organizations joining forces for three separate exhibits. The artists are all featured in Debbie Forman's new book  “Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People and Places,” and the first exhibit opens on Saturday at the Tao Water Gallery in West Barnstable.

Steve Junker and Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll discuss upcoming events every Thursday during All Things Considered. Audio of this week's conversation is posted below.