Newport Theater Arts Center: Production History to 2020


The Newport Theater Arts Center does not have a complete production history posted on its website. However, Rae Cohen, the longtime NTAC frontman, kept a personal inventory of all the shows produced. According to his records, here is the full list up to the 2019-2020 season.

NTAC inaugural season

1979-1980: Summer tree; The Gingerbread Lady; Vanities


1980-1981: Fathers Day; The Girls in 509; the favorite of God; Hot L Baltimore; Divine spell

1981-1982: The great American musical behind the scenes; Simple Simon; Bleach Bums; See how they work; The bad seed

1982-1983: Reinette apple; Bullshot Crummond; The four posters; Place of the potters; Private life; Stop the world, I wanna go down

NTAC production of “The Boy Friend” in 1985. Credit: Photo courtesy of Newport Theater Arts Center

1983-1984: Hold Me (at the Newport Art Museum); Footlight Frenzy; Death trap; Joseph and the incredible Technicolor dream coat; Wine and Rose Days

1984-1985: Barnum; the angel of the fingers of butter; Something is brewing; The supporting cast; The boyfriend; The White Arrow

1985-1986: Black comedy; Ladies at sea; El Grande of Coca Cola; Murder between friends; Side by side by Sondheim

1986-1987: The Mikado; the Octette Bridge Club; The thief husband; The Miss Firecracker contest; Scapino

The 1989-1900 NTAC production of “Come Back, Little Sheba”. Credit: Photo courtesy of Newport Theater Arts Center

1987-1988: Job; Isn’t that romantic? The Pale Pink Dragon; No mother likes jazz; Look towards the house, Angel; HMS Pinafore; The White Arrow (again)

1988-1989: Society; Night watch; Baledi’s magic wand; Little Abner; Luann Hampton Laverty Oberlander; Zorba

1989-1990: babies in arms; Joyful spirit; Perfectly Frank; Come back, Little Saba; Patience; Booty

The 90’s

1990-1991: A little night music; Sherlock Holmes; 110 in the shade; 84 Charing Cross Road; The Quat’sous Opera; The butler did it

NTAC production of “Loot” in 1990. Credit: Photo courtesy of Newport Theater Arts Center

1991-1992: Cyrano ; The History of Philadelphia; The Fantasticks; Cat on a hot tin roof; An enchanted evening

1992-1993: Picnic; Irma the sweet ; You cannot take it with you; Violin on the roof; History theater

1993-1994: Mr. Roberts; Murder in Morocco; Retired ladies; Barefoot in the park; Dear World; Girls in the land of toys.

1994-1995: The man who came to dinner; Joyful ; Lend me a tenor; Carnival; Introduce laughter; Tom sawyer

1995-1996: On the golden pond; Quilters; A distance from Calcutta; The prisoner of second avenue; 1776

The NTAC 1999-2000 production of “The Pajama Game”. Credit: Photo courtesy of Newport Theater Arts Center

1996-1997: Out of order; Suspense; The price; The Great American Backstage Musical (again); Arsenic and old lace

1997-1998: Love, Sex and the IRS; She loves Me; The constant woman; Of mice and Men; Jerry’s daughters; Snoopy

1998-1999: The mouse trap; Bells are ringing ; The first of Mlle Jean Brodie; the Rosensweig sisters; rags

1999-2000: Moon over Buffalo; the pajama set; A view from the bridge; The heiress; The last of the Red Hot Lovers; The new clothes of my emperor

The 1999-2000 NTAC production of “The Heiress”.

The 2000s

2000-2001: Morning is at seven o’clock; Rumors; The Winslow Boy; Light up the sky; Sweet and Warm: The Songs of Harold Arlen; Popeye

2001-2002: The Lion in winter; Not now, honey; Driving Miss Daisy; The young man from Atlanta; Sweet charity; The princess and the magic pea

2002-2003: Ms. Warren’s profession; Beau Jest; Twelve angry men; Funny money; Camping with Henry and Tom; The magic flute player

The NTAC 2000-2001 production of “Morning’s at Seven”. Credit: Photo courtesy of Newport Theater Arts Center

2003-2004: Lost in Yonkers; The importance of being serious; Guys (staged reading); The subject was roses; Something to hide; A funny thing happened on the way to the forum; Tom Sawyer (again)

2004-2005: A thousand clowns; Redwood curtain; The little foxes; Mme Cage (staged reading); Holiday; Breath of spring; Rock Live Jr.

2005-2006: Twentieth century ; Smoke and mirrors; A doll’s house; The boys of the sun; The guys and the dolls; Adventures of a comic artist

2006-2007: The deadly game; Good night Mrs. Puffin; Invisible view; Bus stop; Baby, the musical; Westward, whoa

2007-2008: The house of blue leaves; Delancey crossing; Caine’s mutiny court martial; Cocktail hour; Everything is fine; Aladdin and the magic lamp

NTAC production of “Tom Sawyer” in 2003 with Rae Cohen’s grandson Kiefer (right). Credit: Photo courtesy of Newport Theater Arts Center

2008-2009: Dial “M” for murder; See how they work (again); Hay fever; Ballyhoo’s last night; Merciless, the musical; The big musical villain

2009-2010: Social Security; Wait until nightfall; A few good men; The supporting roles (again); Smokey Joe’s Coffee; The Adventures of Robin Hood


2010-2011: The rainmaker; Killjoy (again); All My Sons; the Dixie Swimming Club; the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Contest; 45 minutes from Broadway

2011-2012: Biloxi Blues; Sitting pretty; Retired ladies (again); Packet of lies; The boyfriend; Honk, Jr.!

The 1994-1995 NTAC production of “Lend Me a Tenor”. Credit: Photo courtesy of Newport Theater Arts Center

2012-2013: Art; the favorite of God (again); Dr Cook’s Garden; Boy from Brooklyn; Oklahoma!; A pirate’s life for me

2013-2014: An act of the imagination; Boeing, Boeing; Children’s time; Division of the domain; Society (again); Cinderella’s glass slipper

2014-2015: Fallen angels; Anna in the tropics; Witness for the prosecution; Life later; Little Abner (again)

2015-2016: Autopsy; Moonlight and Magnolias; Steel magnolia trees; uncle Vanya; 1776 (again); Sensational!

2016-2017: I do, I do it !; God of Carnage; A murder is announced; How the other half loves; Girls Calendar

NTAC’s 2020 staging of “Taking Sides”. Credit: Photo by Ron Yee

2017-2018: Death by conception; Evidence; The Octette Bridge Club (again); Grill Spitfire; Lend me a tenor (again)

2018-2019: The hollow; The Amorous Ambassador; the game of gin; Laughs on the 23rd floor; Floyd collins

2019-2020: April enchanted; Sherlock Holmes, the final adventure; To take part

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