Theater

Auditions In Riverhead For ‘The Agitators’

Boots on the Ground Theater is holding auditions for its upcoming production of Mat Smart’s play “The Agitators,” the true story of the lifelong friendship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Auditions are at 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, January 16 and 17, at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead. Masks are required and scripts will be provided.

Opening Night for ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ in NYC

“Becoming Dr. Ruth,” a play starring Tovah Feldshuh and written by Mark St. Germain, enjoyed a successful evening for its Off-Broadway opening night at Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City on Thursday, December 16.

NYS Council on the Arts Funding for 10 Local Organizations

Ten local arts and cultural organizations have been awarded a cumulative $467,000 in state funding through the New York State Council on the Arts.

The Hope Girl Comes Alive

Inspired by Little Amal, a giant puppet that traveled thousands of miles across Europe to focus attention on the needs of young refugees in “The Walk” by The Handspring Puppet Company, Neo-Political Cowgirls (NPC) will host a similar project this month.

Bay Street Theater Launches a New Student Academy

Bay Street Theater has announced the creation of Bay Street Theater Student Academy, a theater academy for children and teens serving the youth of eastern Long Island.

After 21 Years at the John Drew Theater, Josh Gladstone is Ready for a...

As dusk set in on an early December day, Josh Gladstone and Kate Mueth were found settling in for a long-winter’s nap at their rustic barn-like home in Springs. The Christmas tree was up and fully decorated, the lights were dimmed and hot coffee and pastries had been procured from a nearby purveyor of such things.

Christopher Durang’s ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ Comes to the SCC Stage...

Intrepid Theatricals in partnership with Southampton Cultural Center (SCC) will present Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony Award-winning play, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” opening Friday, January 7, and running through Sunday, January 16 at SCC, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton.

Bay Street Classes are Back in 2022 

Bay Street Theater will be offering a full schedule of winter and spring adult classes and kids summer camps for the 2022 season. Adult classes and kids camps will be held live and in-person in Sag Harbor, ranging in focus from ballroom dancing, introductory acting, group singing, musical theater and more.

Garrison Keillor and Paula Poundstone Come to Bay Street in 2022

Bay Street Theater will bring legendary storytellers and audience favorites Garrison Keillor and Paula Poundstone to the stage this spring, adding to a growing lineup of hilarious and talented special guests in the new year.

Summer 2022 Internships Available at Bay Street Theater

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is currently accepting applications for positions in its 2022 Summer Internship Program. From now through Monday, January 17, students currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs are invited to submit their application for priority consideration via the online application portal at baystreet.org.

One Last ‘Nutcracker’: Six Seniors to Graduate From Hampton Ballet Theatre School

In the days leading up to opening night of “Nutcracker,” a thick, nearly tangible tension hung in the air of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School (HBTS) dance studio in Bridgehampton. For six seniors, the weight of this production was not lost on them as they settled into the most demanding roles of their dance careers. All the while, the first of their college acceptance or rejection letters flooded in.

The Story Of Scrooge Returns to Greenport as a Dinner Theater Experience

It’s a festive, chilling and popular tale that has been told every year since it was written by Charles Dickens in 1843 — the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. And for the second year in a row, “A Christmas Carol” is being presented at Greenport’s First and South Bar & Restaurant as a holiday experience, featuring dinner and one-man show starring professional performer Scott H. Severance.

Bay Street Theater announces its 2022 Summer Season

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has announced its schedule for the 2022 Summer Mainstage Season.

‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ Explores Sag Harbor Man’s Friendship with Jonathan Larson

On the first Monday in November, a small group of friends gathered in Sag Harbor’s Oakland Cemetery just as the last glimmer of sunlight was fading and true dusk was setting in. They brought with them candles, food and beverages for an impromptu celebration of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead. Among those honored was Jonathan Larson, composer, playwright and creator of the hit Broadway musical “Rent" and "Tick, Tick... Boom!" which has just been released as a film directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

A Miracle Comes to SCC

Michael Disher, longtime director of Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center, is back on the South Fork this holiday season. From December 3-12, Disher and his cast will present “Miracle on 34th Street, A Live Musical Radio Play” written by Lance Arthur Smith and Jon Lorenz, in Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts.

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