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Long Islander choreographs '42nd Street'

WHAT The classic overnight-sensation musical, "42nd Street," dances its way across the Engeman Theater stage, starring Patrick Ryan Sullivan as producer Julian Marsh and Darien Crago as Peggy Sawyer, the chorus girl who gets her big break. But the backstage star is choreographer Melissa Giattino, who grew up in Bellport, where her mom, Diane, runs Stage Door School of Dance, soon to be taken over by Melissa's sister, Mary. Giattino estimates she'll need at least 20 tickets for her family. "Long Island was a great place to grow up," she says. "I'd go see Broadway shows all the time." As for "42nd Street": "I've played almost all the roles, between the revival and tours." Giattino is reunited with fellow "42nd Street" alum Mark Adam Rampmeyer, who directs the Engeman run. Ultimately, she hopes to bring her own show to Broadway with "Two on Tap" dance partner Ron DeStefano.

WHEN | WHERE Thursday and Friday nights at 8, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, John W. Engeman Theater at Northport, 250 Main St. through June 17

INFO 631-261-2900,


Also in Northport, 'True West'

WHAT Also opening in Northport, Sam Shepard's fraternal-fracas masterpiece "True West."

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, through April 21, Bare Bones Theatre Company, Posey School, 37 Main St., Northport

INFO 631-757-9616,


ART: Three shows in one at b.j. spoke

WHAT Works by member artists cover the walls at b.j. spoke gallery. Barbara Grey's "Ancient Voices" features multimedia collages composed of "wonderful objects" that spark her curiosity. "I'm fascinated by things that speak to us across thousands of years," she says, citing fossils, carvings and ruins. In the next gallery, Liz Ehrlichman's retrospective, "Fruitful," offers still lifes in myriad styles -- from paintings to collages. "Members Choice #1" presents a self-curated mix of subjects and styles.

WHEN | WHERE Through April 29 at b.j. spoke gallery, 299 Main St., Huntington. Reception, 3-6 p.m. Sunday. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays

INFO 631-549-5106,


MUSIC: Le Petit Salon de Musique finale

WHAT The Soul's Delight, a period-instrument chamber orchestra founded by harpsichordist Hsuan-Wen Chen and bassoonist Stephanie Dorwin, performs the season finale in Le Petit Salon de Musique's classical series. The ensemble, which plays throughout the New York and Boston metropolitan areas, specializes in 16th and 17th century works by lesser- known composers -- Frescobaldi, Froberger, Uccellini, Castello, Gabrielli, Marini, Riccio and Stradella. Hey, you can hear Bach any day.

WHEN | WHERE 2 p.m. Sunday, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, 380 Nicolls Rd., East Setauket

INFO 631-543-0337,

ADMISSION $15 ($12 in advance)

Southampton's Rising Star piano series

Gilles Vonsattel, a Pianofest distinguished artist and 2006 winner of the Geneva International Piano Competition, performs in Southampton Cultural Center's "Rising Star" piano recital series, 7 p.m. Saturday, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton; $15,


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