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

Trixie Mattel

Wed, 8/21: 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

Summer Run

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

August 2019

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

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

Alan Cumming & Ari Shapiro: Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret

8/30 – 9/1: Alan Cumming (Cabaret, The Good Wife) and Ari Shapiro (NPR’s All Things Considered, Pink Martini)  both transport audiences to other worlds through their stories. Now, they’re joining forces in SONG. Witness the exclusive debut of their new evening of tunes and tall tales titled “Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret”. Details & Tickets

Audra McDonald

9/1: Six-time Tony Winner Audra McDonald performs at Provincetown Town Hall with Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky  as pianist and host for one show only on Sunday, September 1 at 6:30 PM.  Details.

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Comedy

Summer Run

Judy Gold

Thu & Fri, through 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 – 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

August 2019

Kathy Griffin

Fri, 8/16: CANCELLED

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 Ebonic Woman

What: The Gold Dust Orphan’s latest stage production is “The Ebonic Woman”. She’s a bold soul sister out to stop Trump and his cronies in their tracks!
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When: Sundays through 9/1 at 7:30 pm

Note: *This show contains themes and language not suitable for children. Children under 16 may not be admitted.

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. See Details

When: Saturdays, through 9/14 at 7 pm

 

Sweeney Todd

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

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

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Dance

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 through 8/24 at 9 pm.

Where: Gymnasium, 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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