Bits: Bay Street Staff Grows, HTC To Cast Winter and Spring Shows, Fall at LongHouse

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Allen O'Reilly and Paul Anthony Mongelluzzo in front of Bay Street Theater.

Expansion at Bay Street Theater Adds Two New Positions to Year-Round Staff

Bay Street has two new faces gracing its Sag Harbor theater — along with a pair of new positions — who will help support continued growth at the center for the arts, according to a press release.

Local mainstays Allen O’Reilly and Paul Anthony Mongelluzzo have officially joined the ranks, named director of education and community outreach, and manager of sales and sponsorships, respectively.

O’Reilly has been an educator and professional actor for more than 30 years, serving as artistic director at Young Audiences of Atlanta, education director at Georgia Shakespeare and, most recently, education programs manager at Cleveland Play House. He has acted at Cleveland Play House, Geva Theatre Center, Clarence Brown Theatre and the Alliance Theatre, and was an associate artist at Georgia Shakespeare for 24 seasons.

“We are thrilled to welcome Allen as director of education and community outreach,” Scott Schwartz, artistic director at Bay Street Theater, said in a press release. “With his years of experience, we know that he will help to build a robust education program, including new initiatives as well as developing even more ties and partnerships with the community.”

Mongelluzzo has been part of the Long Island broadcast community for over 25 years, spending the majority of his career as a sales manager with Clear Channel’s WALK 97.5 Radio. His career has had him working with local accounts, national advertisers and advertising agencies, and managing sales teams to develop and grow sources of advertising revenue.

His entrepreneurial pursuit is his own company, Long Island Comedy, which produces the annual Long Island Comedy Festival, New Year’s LAUGHIN’ Eve and the new 50+ Comedy Tour.

“We are thrilled to welcome both Allen and Paul to the Bay Street team,” Tracy Mitchell, executive director at Bay Street Theater, said in a press release. “Their participation will help Bay Street continue to grow and thrive as a theater and as a center for the arts. Education plays a key role in future development of theater audiences, and having the financial support to allow everyone to participate who wishes to is at the core our mission of what we offer to our community.”

For more information, visit baystreet.org.

Hampton Theatre Company To Cast Winter and Spring Productions

The Hampton Theatre Company is holding auditions for two characters —

Charlie Martin and Billy Ray — for the upcoming winter drama “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson, and nearly a dozen roles for “Man of La Mancha” by Dale Wasserman.

Auditions for the first production, to stage from January 10 to 27, will be held on Sunday, November 18, from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by try-outs for the musical, to stage from March 21 to April 7, at 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, November 19, at Quogue Community Hall, located at 125 Jessup Avenue in Quogue.

Be prepared to read from “On Golden Pond” for either Charlie Martin, the local mailman, or Billy Ray, the 13-year-old son of Bill Ray. Rehearsals will begin in early December.

To audition for “Man of La Mancha” prepare 32 bars of music from the show, or a similar legit musical — and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided and readings will be from the script.

The available roles are as follows: Cervantes/Quixote, male lead, age 40 to 60, baritone; Sancho, male lead, age 40 to 60, tenor; Padre, male supporting, tenor; Dr. Carrasco, male supporting, age 30 to 50, baritone; Innkeeper, male supporting, age 30 to 60, bass; three Muleteers, male featured, age 20 to 40; Aldonza, female lead, age 25 to 45, soprano; Antonia, female supporting, age 20 to 40, mezzo soprano; Fermina, female featured, age 20 to 40; Maria, female featured, age 20 to 40; and Housekeeper, female supporting, age 35 to 60, mezzo soprano.

Rehearsals will begin in early February, and the production will offer Equity special appearance and non-Equity stipend.

Anyone interested in auditioning who cannot read on November 18 or 19 is encouraged to contact info@hamptontheatre.org to see if an alternative appointment can be arranged.

At LongHouse in East Hampton.

LongHouse In the Fall Still Has It All 

It may be fall, but it is also a beautiful new season at LongHouse Reserve.

Featuring 16 acres of gardens and outdoor sculptures by Dale Chihuly, Willem de Kooning, Sol LeWitt, Yoko Ono and George Rickey, among others, the East Hampton preserve — located at 133 Hands Creek Road — will be open on Saturdays, from 12 to 3 p.m., through November 24.

“LongHouse embraces a comprehensive view of art. The goal is to expand the imagination and appeal to visitors of all ages and every level of appreciation,” according to a press release. “Ethnographic works and handcrafts share the spotlight with the best of modern art. One can view many of the 60 works in the gardens, along with those of visiting artists. Glass installations by Chihuly, ceramics by Takaezu and bronzes by de Kooning, Nivola, and Hunt, as well as works by Ossorio, Bury, Ono, Soga, Kraitz, LeWitt, Rosenthal and Opocensky, while Buckminster Fuller’s ‘Fly’s Eye Dome’ keeps watch over all.”

Tickets are $15 and $10 seniors. Other days available by appointment, except Sundays. For more information, call (631) 329

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