- Type: Entertainment and Nightlife
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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With about 90 seasons under its belt, the Cape Playhouse is the country's oldest professional summer theatre. Complete with the original -- and somewhat uncomfortable -- pews serving as the venue's seats, the interior makes for a quaint theater experience. But don't let the shabby-chic atmosphere fool you, the playhouse boasts quite an impressive alumni, including Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis, as well as today's biggest Broadway stars.
Even though you're miles from New York, tickets can still be pricey (orchestra seats run as high as $80). Parking can be a pain too, so one Yelp.com user says, "I recommend showing up a little early so that it won't be, although then you may have to wait when the show gets out, so be prepared for that." But with intermission hosted outside on the picturesque grounds and great children's theater programs, a visit might just be worth your hassle.
Nestled in the sleepy town of Dennis on the Mid Cape, the Cape Playhouse operates in an old meeting house. Summer season runs from June through September and ticket prices vary by show type (musicals cost more), show time and seat section. Season schedules and tickets are available online at the playhouse's website.