By JAY KENNEY
EAST WAREHAM, MASS.: If you’re thinking about traveling to Cape Cod anytime soon, you’ll want to check out 30-65 Live in East Wareham. The venue, which serves as both a theater house and live music club for bands, is becoming a popular place for those wanting to see quality entertainment at an affordable price.
On any given day, you could see an amazing theatrical production or be blown away by some great local or national touring musicians. Since opening in April of 2011, the venue has hosted a number of popular acts, including pop sensation Jillian Jensen of The X Factor and indie pop rock band Kingsfoil featuring percussionist Frankie Muniz of Malcolm in the Middle.
While the business’s official name is Buzzard’s Play Productions, owner Janice Rogers said her children came up with the name 30-65 Live to distinguish the venue’s live music performances from their theatrical productions.
“Buzzard’s Play Productions is actually the name of the business and 30-65 Live is sort of like the spoiled love child,” she said. “When we were putting this together, my kids were talking about what we were going to call it. They wanted to name it something different. So, they came up with 30-65 Live since the address is at 3065 Cranberry Highway. The name 30-65 Live encompasses everything we do here because we’re all about live performing arts.”
Ms. Rogers said that she handles the theater aspect of the business, while her son, Seth Rogers, handles the booking of live music.
“It really is a collaborative effort between us,” she said.
Past theatrical productions include Rent and The Glass Menagerie. Upcoming productions include the fun comedy Magic Time at the end of June and the offbeat The Rocky Horry Show in October.
With regard to their live music programming, Ms. Rogers said the venue provides an opportunity to see great local and national touring musicians just five minutes from the Bourne Bridge without having to travel to Boston or Providence.
“We really cater to original artists, from acoustic acts to hardcore bands,” she said. “We’re trying to create a vibrant music scene and the musicians really appreciate having a place to play.”
The venue also has ample parking and a concession stand, selling everything from soda and water to hot dogs and popcorn. They also have a seasonal liquor license and choose when to serve alcohol or not.
“We’re in the process of getting a liquor license but we choose when we’re going serve it or not,” she said. “We’ve had parents come in and thank us for not being a bar. We don’t want it to be about that. “
For more info about 30-65 Live, visit facebook.com/3065live or contract Seth at firstname.lastname@example.org For more info about Buzzard’s Play Productions, visit their website at buzzardsplayproductions.com or contact Ms. Rogers at 508-591-3065.
(This story was taken from the summer 2013 issue of Limelight Magazine.)