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Performances at the Cape Cod Repertory Theatre, 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, about 2 1/2 miles east of Brewster center (tel. 866/811-4111 or 508/896-1888; www.caperep.org or www.theatermania.com), are given Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm from early July to early September. In summer this shoestring troupe tackles the Bard, as well as serious contemporary fare, at an indoor theater as well as an outdoor theater on the old Crosby estate (now state-owned and undergoing restoration). Tickets for performances are $30 to $35. Children's theatrical performances, including puppet shows, cost $8 to $10. In season they also put on a Broadway musical-dinner revue Sunday and Monday nights at the Old Sea Pines Inn ($55 four-course fixed-price meal).

Hot local bands take the tiny stage seasonally at the Woodshed, at the Brewster Inn & Chowder House, 1993 Rte. 6A (tel. 508/896-7771), a far cry from the glitzy discos on the southern shore. If your tastes run more to Raitt and Buffett than techno, you'll feel right at home in this dark, friendly dive. Cover charge $5.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.