Provincetown Shows and Entertainment

Entertainment - At a Glance

During the season, entertainment options in Provincetown abound. Here’s a glance at the entertainers, performers and productions coming to town during the 2019 summer season.

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Drag Shows & Revues

Check out our Provincetown Drag Shows page for a complete list of performers this summer.

Just announced: Trixie Mattel will play Provincetown Town Hall on Wednesday, 8/21 at 8 pm! Buy Tickets

Summer Drag Shows

BenDeLaCreme

RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite BenDeLaCreme returns to Provincetown with her latest theatrical blend of burlesque, comedy and music: “BenDeLaCreme is… Ready to be Committed.” Details

Dina Martina

Dina Martina’s new show, Forgotten But Not Gone, is a mash-up of live singing, outrageous costumes, and hilarious video montages. Details

Jinkx Monsoon with Major Scales

Jinkx Monsoon returns to The Art House Provincetown with her accompanist, Major Scales in their new show Together Again, Again. Jinkx gained national attention on season five of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Details

Illusions Drag Revue

Provincetown’s first ladies of high drag combine glamour, comedy, and amazing songs in a Las Vegas-style drag revue at the Crown and Anchor. Details

Lee Squared: The Liberace and Peggy Lee Comeback Tour

What if Liberace and Peggy Lee staged a comeback tour in the Instagram age? Come see how this duo (David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney) navigates these modern times. Details

LipSchtick starring Scarbie

David Scarbie Mitchell stars in his long-running one-man show, Lip Schtick – One Boy’s Journey to Fabulous and Back! Details

Miss Conception

Miss Conception brings her new show, Miss Conception’s TV Land, featuring well-known TV character with a comedic twist that includes live vocals, dance and costume changes. Details

Miss Richfield 1981, Gender Fluids

Known for her unique take on audience participation, and comedic songs and videos, Miss Richfield’s new show, Gender Fluids, will attempt to find non-binary answers to our increasingly complex world! Details

Raja, Lush Life

Raja, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3, returns to Provincetown with her new show, Lush Life! Filled with stories and music that remind you to take a giant bite out of life and to indulge in all that is good. Details and Schedule

Showgirls

Mondays: This iconic Monday night show is a mashup of a weekly talent show, your favorite queens, celebrity guest stars, and every level of camp. And it’s hosted by the biggest showgirls of them all, Ryan Landry, and members of his acting troupe, the Gold Dust Orphans. Details

Varla Jean Merman

After 25 years of giving over 75% of her best at every performance, Varla is well, tired. With fierce competition from Kardashians, Drag Race and social influencers, Varla might have to make an effort this year. Details

Limited Run Drag Shows

Bianca Del Rio

Mon, 7/15: Bianca Del Rio returns to Provincetown Town Hall for one night performing her new show, It’s Jester Joke! Details

Bob The Drag Queen

Sun, 8/11: Bob The Drag Queen – a queen for the people – performs one show only in his new show, Crazy Black Lady. Details

Trixie Mattel

Wed, 8/23: Trixie Mattel, crowned winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3, returns to Provincetown this summer for one night only!  Known for her life-in-plastic aesthetic, Trixie has been charming audiences for years with her unmatched performance style, razor-sharp reads, and off-color comedy as a dazzling host and emcee personality. Details

Marti Gould Cummings

Marti Gould Cummings is a NYC based drag artist, who performs weekly in NYC alongside the cities leading broadway and nightlife talents. His comedy and musical concerts have taken him around the world. Details

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Music

July 2019

Steve Grand

7/2 – 9/5 (Tue – Thur): Steve Grand first music video, All-American Boy, tells the story of unrequited love between two men, and took the internet storm when it was released. Since then, Grand has been touring nationally and internationally. Details

Esera Tuaolo

July/Aug (Various): Known for his musical performances on The Voice, Esera Tuaolo performs returns to Provincetown. In addition to his music career, Tuaolo played in the NFL for nine years and will share stories of his days in the NFL. Tuaolo is joined this year by his cousin, Polylava, who will open the show. Details and Schedule

Tori Scott

Wed, 7/3 & Mon, 7/29: Tori Scott returns to Provincetown with her new show Tori Scott is Pickled!, a shameless musical journey with blackouts and belting. Details

Jessie Mueller

Broadway actress and singer Jessie Mueller returns to Provincetown this summer for two shows. Mueller won a Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy award for her starring role as Carol King in the musical Beautiful. Details

Matt Alber

Mon, 7/15: Matt Alber’s music spans folk rock and alternative, and he plays both acoustic guitar and piano in his live performances. Details

Lucie Arnaz

Mon, 7/22: Lucie Arnaz returns to her theater roots, celebrating a life on stage, and looking back at some of the roles she’s had. Details

Melissa Crispo

Wed, 7/24 – Fri, 7/26: Melissa Crispo’s powerhouse voice is a cross between Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow and Stevie Nicks. Crispo has gained quite the following after being a part of The Melissa Etheridge Cruise for the past three years. Details

August 2019

Deven Green with Ned Douglas

Sat, 8/3, Mon, 8/5 & Tue, 8/6: Live comedy performer and internet video sensation, Deven Green brings her show, The Human Jukebox, to Provincetown. Devon, along with Ned Douglas will sing songs from the 1920’s to today on electric ukulele and guitar. Details

Well Strung String Quartet

Sun, 8/11 & Tue, 8/13 – Fri, 8/16: Well-Strung – the critically acclaimed singing string quartet – returns to Provincetown for one week only at The Art House.  Details

John Lloyd Young

Tue, 8/13: Tony and Grammy winner John Lloyd Young performs one show at the Crown and Anchor’s Paramount stage. Young starred as the original “Frankie Valli” in Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Jersey Boys. Details

Linda Lavin

Mon, 8/5 & Tues, 8/6: Tony and Golden Globe award winner Linda Lavin returns to Provincetown accompanied by the acclaimed Billy Stritch for 2 shows only. Details

Countess Luann de Lesseps and Friends

Sat, 8/24: An original cast member of The Real Housewives of New York, Luann de Lesseps (Countess Luann) started packing venues this past year with her show, #COUNTESSANDFRIENDS, to accolades from venerable publications such as Vanity Fair and The New York TimesDetails

Linda Eder

Mon, 8/26 & Tues, 8/27: Masterful in many music genres, Linda Eder is happiest on stage singing for her audiences. While regularly performing in large venues  across the United States and Europe to sold-out houses, Eder returns to Provincetown each summer. Details

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Comedy

Summer Run

Pam Ann, Buckle Up Bitches

Wed, 6/26 – Wed, 7/24 (Wed-Sun): Pam Ann brings her new show, Buckle Up Bitches for a summer run in Provincetown at the Crown and Anchor. Details

Judy Gold

Thu & Fri, June 27 – August 30: Judy Gold, the Emmy Award winning actress and comedian, is back in Provincetown this summer with her uniquely cutting New York comedic view on life. Details

Fagg*t Feud

Weds – 6/26, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/28, 9/4: One of TV’s most popular game shows comes to Ptown with a gay twist!  Fagg*t Feud, hosted by the hilarious – and slightly tipsy – Mona Mour pits your “gay family” against another ‘gay family’ team! Details

July 2019

Lisa Lampanelli, Fat Chance

Mon, 7/1 & Tue, 7/2: “Fat Chance” showcases the former insult comic of Lisa Lampanelli at her new best. Details

Mark MacKillon, Body by Taco Bell

Tue, 7/2 – Thu, 7/4; Tue, 7/9 – Thu, 7/11: Mark MacKillon, star of several Broadway productions, performs his one-man show, Body by Taco Bell/Mark Mackillop-Life Coach, pulls back the curtain on the social media facade. Details

Leslie Jordan: Exposed

Mon, 7/8 & Tue, 7/9: Don’t miss the chance to see Leslie Jordan’s new show, for two nights only at Crown & Anchor! In this one-man show, Exposed, Leslie recounts behind-the-scenes of his childhood and career!  Mon, 7/8 & Tue, 7/9 at 8 pm | Details

Margaret Cho

Sat, 7/13: Comedian Margaret Cho returns to Provincetown this summer. The acclaimed actress and comedienne brings her edgy humor and classic wit back to Town Hall for one show only on Sat, 7/13/19 at 8 pm. Details

Randy Rainbow

Sat, 7/27: Randy Rainbow – comedian, actor, writer, host and Internet sensation – will perform at Provincetown Town Hall on Sat, 7/27. Two shows: 7 pm 7 1 pm! Details

 

August 2019

Sandra Bernhard

Thur, 8/8 & Fri, 8/9: Sandra Bernhard returns to the Crown with her new show, Quick Sand. Take a break with Sandy and don’t get stuck in the mundane. Details

Unitard

Fri, 8/9 & Sat, 8/10: The comedy group Unitard returns to Provincetown to performs their new show, Badassy. Details

Matt Bellassai, Unhappy Hour

Fri, 8/23: Matt Bellassai, host of the weekly web series, “To Be Honest,” stops in Provincetown for one show only on his national comedy tour titled, Unhappy Hour! The former BuzzFeed comedy writer co-created, wrote and produced the web series “Whine About It,” a weekly video series where he got drunk alone and violated numerous Human Resources bylaws. Details

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Theater and Dance

Theater

The Soul Sessions – Oversoul Theatre Collective

What: The Soul Sessions promises to party like it’s 1968! Set in a subterranean Greenwich Village club, The Soul Session pays tribute to the urban soul music clubs of the late 1960s and early 70’s.

When: Saturdays, through 9/14 at 7 pm

 

Sweeney Todd

When: July 9 – Aug 29; Mondays – Thursdays at 7pm

Where: Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St | Directions

 

Cabaret – Peregrine Theater Ensemble

When: Wed – Sat, beginning July 10 – Aug 31 at 7:30 pm (Preview on Tue, 7/9)

Where: Fisherman Hall, Provincetown School, 12 Winslow St | Directions

Dance

Provincetown Dance Festival

What: This annual dance festival showcases artists and dancers from a range of dance: hip-hop, ballet, classical Indian dance, tap, and contemporary dance. This year the dance festival Artistic Director Adam Miller will debut a new contemporary ballet piece by his dance company, The Adam Miller Dance Project.

When: Fri, 6/21 & Sat, 6/22 at 7:30 pm

Taylor 2: Paul Taylor Masterworks

Wh0: Marking its first performance in Provincetown, Taylor 2 will perform a full evening of Paul Taylor’s masterworks. Currently on their celebration tour, honoring the great American choreographer, Paul Taylor established Taylor 2 in 1993. Read more

When: Sunday, 6/30 at 7 pm

Cape Dance Festival

What: The annual Cape Dance Festival presents a spectacular evening of dance at the Province Lands Outdoor Amphitheater. Dancers include: Cirio Collective, Chalvar Monteiro, local hip hop icons Billy and Bobby McClain, Limón Dance Company’s Kristen Foote, Provincetown’s Eryc Taylor. Read more about this year’s performances.

When: Sat, July 28, 6 – 8 pm

AirOtic

What: AirOtic describes their show as a “sexy and sensual circus style show! Physique, strength, burlesque and high level acrobatics leave the audience on the edge of their seat.”

When: Tues – Sat, beginning 6/28 – 8/24 at 9 pm. (No performance July 4)

Where: Fisherman Hall, Provincetown School, 12 Winslow St | Directions

Cost: $35, General Admission; $45, Premium – seating in the front half of auditorium | Buy Tickets

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