WHAT’s Happening

Yule for Fuel starts December 18

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is pleased to announce the return of Yule for Fuel, a showcase of the Cape’s talent benefiting Lower Cape Outreach Council’s Fuel Assistance Program. Yule for Fuel has become a Cape Cod holiday tradition and is entertainment for the entire family. This year’s performances will be streamed online at what.org starting December 18.  Stephen Russell, who began hosting Yule for Fuel at WHAT in 2007, returns to host this program of archival performances from the past 12 years.


This special archival edition of Yule for Fuel features performances by; David Roth, CRY (Chris Miner, Lynda Shuster, and Rick Sweeney), Rosemary Clancy and James Rice, Patty Larkin, Christine Rathbun Ernst, Sophie Crafts, Lucy Swain, The Fix-It Sisters (Susan Blood and Candace Hammond featuring Lucy Blood and Freya Rich), Bridget and Alli Doyle, The Chandler Travis Three-O, Catie Flynn, The Flakes, Tom Leidenfrost, and Broadway Central (Frank Poranski and Larry Chaplan).


Yule for Fuel will stream for free online at what.org starting December 18, and run through December 31, 2020. Contributions to Lower Cape Outreach Council are strongly encouraged.


S’ELECTION 2020: The Morning After Monologues

Sailor Beware’s
S’ELECTION 2020: The Morning After Monologues 


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Seeking to answer the question Where were you on November 3rd? S’ELECTION 2020: The Morning After Monologues is a theatrical reflection on the 2020 election season, and the hopes and fears, aspiration and anxieties of a cross-section of American voters dramatized in short monologues. It is produced by Sailor Beware, a Cape-based collective of theater professionals dedicated to the dramatization of bold, new full-length American plays and musicals that by their design cast-off creative and financial constraints to the wind and sea.  S’ELECTION 2020: The Morning After Monologues features contributions from playwrights Judith Partelow, Jody O’Neil, William Mullin, Sam Platizky, Julie Rockett, Nathan Butera, Seth Jacobson, Fermin Rojas, Linda Fiorella, Steven Bruce Myerson, and Candace Perry.


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Recognizing the tremendous potential in supporting passionate artists in their creative process, and in creating a space where local artists are both supported and celebrated, WHAT is proud to collaborate with Sailor Beware in presenting this unique and timely performance. S’ELECTION 2020: The Morning After Monologues will be available for streaming at what.org starting November 4, 2020.


Join us at home for FRED ASTAIRE FRIDAYS

Fred Astaire (née Frederick Austerlitz; 1899 – 1987) was arguably the greatest triple threat (dance/song/choreography) film performer the world has ever known. On his own or with partners as talented as Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth, Cyd Charisse, and many others, Astaire brought an insouciance, wit, artistry, and joie de vivre to Hollywood which continues to burst off the screen nearly 100 years later.

Film musical fans around the world are invited to join Marc Strauss, Ph.D., and co-host Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, in a special film series on this extraordinary film artist. Via Zoom meetings and spanning eight months, from September 4, 2020 to April 2, 2021 on 31 successive Friday evenings starting at 7 pm, Dr. Strauss will present contextualized Introductions, show the movies, and provide post-film discussions on all thirty-one Fred Astaire movie musicals from 1933 to 1968. The cost is $30/month or $200 for all 31 programs.

  1. September 4: Dancing Lady (1933)
  2. September 11: Flying Down to Rio (1933)
  3. September 18: The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  4. September 25: Roberta (1935)
  5. October 2: Top Hat (1935)
  6. October 9: Follow the Fleet (1936)
  7. October 16: Swing Time (1936)
  8. October 23: Shall We Dance (1937)
  9. October 30: A Damsel in Distress (1937)
  10. 10.November 6: Carefree (1938)
  11. 11.November 13: The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
  12. 12.November 20: Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
  13. 13.November 27: Second Chorus (1940)
  14. 14.December 4: You’ll Never Get Rich (1941)
  15. 15.December 11: Holiday Inn (1942)
  16. 16.December 18: You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
  17. 17.December 26 (Saturday): The Sky’s the Limit (1943)
  18. 18.January 2 (Saturday): Ziegfeld Follies (1944)
  19. 19.January 8: Yolanda and the Thief (1945)
  20. 20.January 15: Blue Skies (1946)
  21. 21.January 22: Easter Parade (1948)
  22. 22.January 29: The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
  23. 23.February 5: Three Little Words (1950)
  24. 24.February 12: Let’s Dance (1950)
  25. 25.February 19: Royal Wedding (1951)
  26. 26.February 26: The Belle of New York (1952)
  27. 27.March 5: The Band Wagon (1953)
  28. 28.March 12: Daddy Long Legs (1955)
  29. 29.March 19: Funny Face (1955)
  30. 30.March 26: Silk Stockings (1957)
  31. 31.April 2: Finian’s Rainbow (1968) 


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