2 female Hamlets, a rock musical, White Heron opens

The summer theaters are fully in gear now, and we will (or will have, once opening dates are past) online reviews of as many of them as we can at www.capecodtimes.com/entertainment.

The just-opened shows include College Light Opera Company’s season starter in Falmouth of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta of romance and mix-ups “The Gondoliers”; Cape Playhouse’s production in Dennis of Noel Coward’s comedy about reunited ex-spouses, “Private Lives”; and Cotuit Center for the Arts’ comic-strip-based musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Opening last weekend were the Academy of Performing Arts’ classic Depression-era musical romance “Guys and Dolls” in Orleans; and the Harbor Stage Company season season starter of Sam Shepard’s darkly comic “Buried Child” in Wellfleet.

The gamblers in the Academy of Performing Arts production of

Reviews of shows having their final performances this weekend include “Straight White Men” at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater and “Steel Magnolias” at Chatham Drama Guild. CLOC will continue “The Gondoliers” just this weekend and on Tuesday is due to begin its June 28-July 2 production of Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate,” a musical based on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.”

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And here’s a preview of other shows opening this week:

Broadway actress Jennifer Van Dyck will co-star in the world premiere of

A Shakespeare twist debuts in Provincetown

New York actresses Jennifer Van Dyck and Kate Levywill star in Provincetown Theater’s staging of the world premiere of Sarah Schulman’s comedy “The Lady Hamlet,” opening Monday, June 27 and directed by David Drake, the theater’s artistic director.

The show is described as having “one foot in a screwball and the other in a cerebral fencing match.” The actresses will portray a pair of stage divas at the turn-of-the-century in the midst of a fierce battle to see who will be the first — and best — female Hamlet on Broadway. (And who will win the off-stage hand of the actress playing Ophelia.)

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