“[Laura] Cappello has been beautifully portraying the groundbreaking country singer to rave reviews for 16 years in a half-dozen extended runs…. In this jukebox musical, you couldn’t stop your feet from tapping if you tried…. Terrifically backing the music and action, and becoming characters themselves at certain points, are the musicians in the Bodacious Bobcats band: music director John Thomas on piano….” – Cape Cod Times

Jay Baer, who wrote musical parodies in high school, college and medical school, has created a “Forbidden Provincetown” style musical revue for the new century. The tunes are familiar, the lyrics delightfully fresh, funny and full of Provincetown’s notable quirks while still being a musical love letter to a unique community. Several songs premiered at the sold-out February 2018 Boston Gay Men’s Chorus production There’s No Place Like Home: A Wicked Good Cabaret. This concert is the first full performance of Baer’s wonderfully witty observations about our town at land’s end.

This concert is sponsored by Karen Johnston.

Three accomplished musicians play beautiful, rhythmic melodies from their home countries of Bulgaria and Serbia and the rich cultural heritage of the Balkans. Petar is a graduate of the National Music School “Filip Kutev” in Kotel. Elena is a graduate of the Academy of Music, Dance, and Fine Arts in Plovdiv. Zoran plays music in the United States, England, Italy and China. John has traveled to Bulgaria. This concert celebrates the culture of a significant population that contributes to the international essence of Cape Cod.

For 25 years on the Friday after Labor Day the annual Celebration of Life free community concert has filled the UU Meeting House sanctuary with dozens of performers and hundreds of people who love Provincetown’s diverse and thriving community. The festivities continue with this concert of Broadway songs about life and living in the moment.

On every Friday after Labor Day since 1994, the historic and elegant sanctuary of Provincetown’s Unitarian Universalist Meeting House has been the setting for an event filled with music, celebration, life, memory and joy. The annual Celebration of Life is Provincetown’s longest running free music festival. Hundreds of performers have shared their talents throughout the years. Thousands have celebrated life together.

It is a great honor to have my performance debut in Bulgaria as part of the Pearl Festival in Primorsko on the Black Sea. The concert on September 2 features my piano interpretations and arrangements of traditional folk melodies mixed with American and other music. The concert also features some of my original music inspired by nature on Cape Cod.

The internationally produced author and director of musicals for the stage will host a concert featuring his lyrics from Side Show (for which he received two Tony Award nominations), Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, Lucky DuckUnexpected Joy (which recently premiered off-Broadway) and other musicals. Bill will share delightful insights into the creative process of writing musicals.

First presented in Provincetown in the summer of 2017 as part of the “Great Music on Sundays @5” concert series, “So Mighty Was the Dream” has its New York City premiere performance on April 7, 2018. This concert celebrates the immigrant experience and the countless journeys of millions from homelands of origin to the United States of America with the hopes that future generations would have better lives. We all have it in our hearts to celebrate each other and to honor our own immigrant ancestors who came here just as our new friends are arriving from distant shores today.

The 20th exciting season of 18 weekly Great Music on Sundays @5 concerts from June 10 to October 7 presents a grand melodic buffet: Broadway, Balkan, Baroque, Choral, Chamber, Piano, Organ… music of our world. I am the producer of the series, and I perform in the majority of the concerts as pianist, singer and/or composer.

WorldFest was created in 2011 to welcome, support, celebrate, integrate and enhance the visibility of Provincetown’s international seasonal and year-round student/worker population. The annual concert features musicians from around the world who share their music and culture. This event is created and hosted by dozens of volunteers and organizations. I am the producer and co-founder.

A delightful summer residency of performances with Brian Calhoon on marimba and vocals and special guests each week. Repertoire that includes Broadway, Gershwin, Bartok, New Orleans, Disney musicals, Bulgarian melodies, and Argentinean tango!

Bisaccia and Thomas have presented piano duo concerts for more than a decade. This performance is a unique event combining the visual and the aural with music by Gershwin, Glass, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, selections from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and original compositions by John Thomas, all performed during the simultaneous display of stunning paintings by Joe Diggs, Robert Henry, Anne MacAdam and Paul Resika.

This concert is presented with the participation of Berta Walker Gallery as a season sponsor.

“It’s a treat to experience Thomas and Bisaccia in live performance, seated on a single bench, four hands flashing across a Steinway grand at breakneck speed.” – Susan Rand Brown, The Provincetown Banner

A celebration of the inspiration of visual art in great musicals including selections from Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George featuring Christopher Sidoli and Trish LaRose, all performed during the simultaneous display of evocative paintings by Salvatore Del Deo, Robert Henry, Sky Power and Peter Watts.

This concert is presented with the participation of Berta Walker Gallery as a season sponsor.

“The art of making art is putting it together.” – Stephen Sondheim, Sunday in the Park with George