Cape Cod Melody Tent

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Cape Cod Melody Tent
Cape Cod Melody Tent, Hyannis MA.jpg
Cape Cod Melody Tent
Former names Cape Cod Music Circus
Location Hyannis, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°38′49.69″N 70°17′54.24″W / 41.6471361°N 70.2984000°W / 41.6471361; -70.2984000Coordinates: 41°38′49.69″N 70°17′54.24″W / 41.6471361°N 70.2984000°W / 41.6471361; -70.2984000
Type Outdoor amphitheatre
Opened 1950
Owner South Shore Playhouse Associates
Seating type reserved
Capacity 2,250

Cape Cod Melody Tent is a South Shore Playhouse Associates-owned tent theater located in Hyannis, Massachusetts, in the city of Barnstable. Affiliated with the South Shore Music Circus, these are the only two continuously-operated tent theaters in the round in the United States. The Music Circus and Melody Tent are owned and operated by the South Shore Playhouse Associates, a not-for-profit organization. The seating capacity is approximately 2,250. It was originally known as Cape Cod Music Circus from 1950-1951.[1]

David M. Holtzmann, a theatrical attorney who represented actress Gertrude Lawrence, owned both theaters from the late 1950s until his death in 1965, after which they were operated by his widow, Sondra. [2]

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