The Cohasset Dramatic Club (CDC) has maintained our commitment for 90 years to presenting quality entertainment for the community.
Organized in 1921, CDC is one of oldest continuing community theaters in the country. Blessed with a permanent home in Town Hall, the club became well known for producing more challenging dramas along with the usual comedies and mysteries. It developed a decades-long reputation as a real actors' company. It was also a very sociable group, holding play readings and cast parties at members' homes. Actors and technical people from surrounding towns flocked to join local thespians.
The Cohasset Dramatic Club's contribution as a summer stock theatre destination in the late 40's and early 50's gained such popularity that a larger venue became a necessity to accommodate it's growing audiences. That venue took the form of a theater in the round under a unique tent, which is today's South Shore Music Circus.
CDC began producing three major productions per year on the Town Hall stage and now offers one production in the fall and one in the spring, with a vibrant summer drama workshop program for young talent ages 8-19. Over the years, CDC has produced some of the best musicals Broadway has to offer, running the gamut from well-known masterpieces such as 'The Music Man' and 'Sound of Music' to recent hits such as 'Chicago' and 'Legally Blonde.' Plays that have graced the CDC stage range from American dramatic classics like 'The Crucible' to contemporary comedies like "The Sisters Rosensweig." (For a complete list, click here for our Past Shows.)
Community involvement and volunteers from Cohasset and the surrounding towns have helped keep CDC as an exciting place to be involved with theater. New volunteers are always needed and welcome.
For the last nine decades, Cohasset Dramatic Club's musicals and plays have featured outstanding area talent and continue to offer affordable and outstanding entertainment for audiences from around the South Shore.