The College Light Opera Company

About The College Light Opera Company

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 provides an invaluable learning experience for our nation’s young artists while at the same time staging exciting, fresh productions for the enjoyment of Cape audiences.

The company consists of 24 talented singers, a fine 18-piece orchestra, 13 dedicated technicians, 2 box office representatives, 2 accompanists, 2 associate conductors, a choreographer, a stage manager, a co-op work director, a chef, 3 business managers 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 one of the only summer theatres still performimg 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 indispensable 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.



June 2019 - August 2019 Falmouth, MA
“This was the greatest summer of my life. It was very intense, we would have 4 days to put on a new show each week, practicing every day, and performing every night, but it was the best work. I played with the most talented actors and musicians and the experience was so rewarding”


June 2019 - August 2019 Falmouth, MA
“Amazing company, great people, artistic fulfillment ”
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