College Light Opera Company

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Producing opera
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The College Light Opera Company is more than an independent not-for-profit educational theatre, it is a community in which young artists have the opportunity to practice and perfect their art in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Founded in 1969, CLOC strives to provide high-quality musicals and operettas to summer audiences on Cape Cod, while at the same time giving young talent from around the world a chance to begin a career in music theatre.
The company consists of 32 talented singers, a fine 18-piece orchestra, 12 dedicated technicians, 2 box office representatives, 2 accompanists, 2 associate conductors, a choreographer, a stage manager, a co-op work director, a chef, a business manager, a marketing director and a bullpen of professional directors and conductors; all of whom spend the summer working in a professional atmosphere free of other academic responsibilities.

The Company is selected annually from applicants studying theatre across the country and around the world. The members of the Company are dedicated to refining their craft under the guidance of a trained professional staff.

CLOC is the largest resident theatre company in the United States. Located in picturesque Falmouth on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the company performs nine operettas and musicals each season. CLOC is dedicated to the live, unamplified synthesis of singer and instrumentalist and is one of the only summer theatres that performs with a full pit orchestra.

The company performs at the historic Highfield Theatre in Falmouth and enjoys an enthusiastic and dedicated local audience. Performances have become an indispensible part of summers on Cape Cod and are often sold out.

Graduates of the program have gone on to successful performance and education careers. A summer at CLOC is warmly remembered by many as the best summer of their lives.

E. Mark Murphy Executive Director
PO Box 906
Falmouth, MA 02541
United States