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Theater Pros Bring a Socially Distanced Holiday Dinner Theater to Greenport

It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that life has changed dramatically in 2020 for Vanessa Leuck and Ethan Popp. For the husband and wife theater professionals — he’s a Broadway arranger, musical coordinator, orchestrator and conductor, while she’s a costume designer — the pandemic brought a temporary relocation from New York City to the North Fork, and also a reimagining of what they could do in their field on a local level.

Melissa Ericco Sings Her Way into the Holiday Spirit

Broadway star Melissa Errico, accompanied by jazz pianist Tedd Firth — is a natural storyteller, and in a virtual concert, she will spin a few tales on the Bay Street Stage, from why the greatest Christmas songs are recorded in July, and the reason they’re almost exclusively penned by Jewish-American songwriters, to how the winter holidays continue to unite, even in the most difficult of times.

In Concert With Norm Lewis

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the premiere of “Norm Lewis in Concert,” presented by Feinstein’s/54 Below on Thursday, December 17, at 8 p.m. Lewis and his holiday shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below have become a New York City tradition over the past five years and this year will be no different as Broadway’s charming and acclaimed leading man returns to perform a very special concert this year, albeit online.

HTC To Film Socially Distanced ‘Miracle On 34th Street’ Radio Play

Faced with the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hampton Theatre Company has come up with a plan to film a socially distanced live performance of the Lux Radio Theater “Miracle on 34th Street” and will make the video available to patrons as part of the company’s traditional end-of-year appeal.

WHBPAC Receives Financial Support

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) has received $50,000 in general operating funding from corporate partner American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. (AP), a privately-held, independent broker/dealer that services financial advisors across the country.

Bay Street Brings A New Scrooge To Audiences

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the world premiere of the 2018 Geffen Playhouse production of “A Christmas Carol” on Saturday, November 28, at 9 p.m. via On The Stage streaming services.

Enjoy a Socially Distanced ‘A Christmas Carol’ Dinner Theater on the North Fork

Vanessa Leuck, Ethan Popp and Broadway on the North Fork will produce an all-new, one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” to play an immersive, socially-distant run at Greenport’s First and South Restaurant & Bar this holiday season.

New Long Island Collection Exhibits At East Hampton Library

The East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection has unveiled two new exhibits in the four display cases in the library’s front lobby.

Meet Ahab and his White Whale in Bay Street’s ‘Moby Dick’

When you walk to the end of the newly refurbished Long Wharf in Sag Harbor and gaze out over the waters of Peconic Bay, it’s easy to imagine the scene a century and a half ago when this was a whaling port. On November 17 Bay Street Theater, which coincidentally sits at the foot of that wharf, will dive headlong into the world of whaling with a student-friendly production of Herman Melville’s classic “Moby Dick; or, The Whale.”

PechaKucha Night At The Parrish

At its popular PechaKucha evenings, the Parrish Art Museum features speakers giving rapid-fire presentations about living creatively on the East End. PechaKucha Night Hamptons, Vol. 31, on Friday, November 20, at 6 p.m. will be presented live-streamed as well as in the museum.

It’s Official. Bay Street Theater Looks To Build A New Home

The Bay Street Theater announced on October 30 that it is creating its first purpose-built home. The new space will feature multiple theaters and areas for the development of new work, dedicated education facilities and outdoor performance and public spaces.
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The Express News Group Presents 27Speaks, A Weekly Podcast: November 5 Edition

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Bay Street Theater Executive Director Tracy Mitchell and Express reporter Stephen J. Kotz to talk about a recently announced deal in which the theater has purchased the Water Street Shops in Sag Harbor for a new, permanent home for the theater.

Master Class With Tony Award-Winner Ben Vereen

Bay Street Theater will host “Master Class with Ben Vereen,” a one-day online acting class led by Ben Vereen, on Monday, November 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. via Zoom. This is an exclusive opportunity to work with a Tony Award-winning master, and is available to just 12 students, whom Vereen will guide through the craft of character acting and interpretation.

‘Stage Fright’ at Guild Hall Brings True Terror to John Drew Backyard Theater

All Hallows’ Eve will soon be upon us. While celebrating the season with a few well-placed frights is a time-honored tradition, since the start of 2020, there has perhaps been nothing scarier than this entire year itself, given the pandemic and the inability of those intrepid souls we typically rely on for entertainment to offer theatrical relief. Fortunately, Guild Hall has figured an ingenious work-around in these days of social distancing and this weekend, will present “Stage Fright,” four spine-chilling tales of the macabre woven in the moonlight.

Spooky Happenings at Guild Hall for Little Ghouls and Grown Up Ghosts Alike

To celebrate Halloween, Guild Hall is serving up two very different performances — one to bring smiles to its youngest audience members, and one to strike horror into the hearts of those bold enough to venture forth

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Hamptons Doc Fest Conversation with the East End Green Team

Presented as part of its Docs Equinox program of three environment-focused films for Earth Day weekend, April 22 to 25, Hamptons Doc Fest offers a free online “Conversation Centerpiece” with five local eco-advocates, “the new keepers of our planet,” explained Hamptons Doc Fest founder and Executive Director Jacqui Lofaro.

Story Time At Bay Street with Hyewon Yum

The fourth offering in Bay Street Theater’s “Story Time,” a new series of eight children’s books read aloud on Zoom by the authors themselves, will feature Hyewon Yum reading “Grandpa Across the Ocean,” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 17.

See Oscar Nominees on the Big Screen

In advance of the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, April 25, the Sag Harbor Cinema is hosting special theatrical viewings of Oscar-nominated films, providing an opportunity to see these movies on the big screen, the way the filmmakers intended. Starting April 16, Sag Harbor Cinema’s soft-opening program continues with screenings of all the 2021 Best Picture nominees, plus special Saturday and Sunday matinées, featuring one of the nominees for Best Documentary.